When comparing NewsBlur vs Press, the Slant community recommends NewsBlur for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers?” NewsBlur is ranked 5th while Press is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose NewsBlur is:
Works on [iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newsblur/id463981119), [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newsblur), and as a [webapp](http://newsblur.com).
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Pro Recommended articles that improves over time
NewsBlur has a discovery algorithm that users can "train" to show stories they are interested in and hide ones they don't care about.
Pro Keyboard shortcuts for fast navigation
By default arrow keys and spacebar are used to quickly navigate stories, but they can be rebound for premium accounts.
Pro Freemium service
Free version has a limit of 64 sites. Upgrading to unlimited sites costs $1/month.
Pro View content the way it is originally displayed
NewsBlur offers an option of reading articles just like they are displayed on the original site.
Pro Multiple layout & style options
NewsBlur allows users to customize the font size, line spacing, story layout, and type faces.
Pro Organize feeds into folders
Feeds can be grouped into folders for easier management and to allow users to separate feeds for work, comics, research, etc.
Pro Fast to use
Very fast to navigate around the UI and load articles.
Pro Aggregates email newsletters
You can forward email newsletters to a user-specific email address to have them aggregated in your feed reader along with your RSS content.
Pro Free / Libre software
NewsBlur is FOSS, so it can be freely modified & redistributed.
Pro Share stories with comments
Burblog is a simple, customizable website for sharing stories with comments that people can subscribe to.
Pro Works offline
Once articles are synced, all of the information is cached and can be viewed while offline.
Pro Lots of integrations
Works as a front-end for Feedly, Feedbin, Fever or Feed Wrangler.
Pro Gorgeous UI
Beautiful app, and a great user experience. Press is able to take info from other readers and present it in a more manageable fashion.
Pro Customizable themes
Light and dark themes are available to accommodate users in high or low light environments.
Pro Readability support
Press is compatible with Readability; a service that stores online articles for reading later.
Pro Great widget
Press has a widget available for easier reading.
This service is free, but can cost up to $24 per year for premium users.
Con Can't have unread items older than a 14 days/month
This is a premium feature.
Con Unreliable after being installed a while
After about a week, this app stops working as intended. Features like syncing and caching are the most common features to break.
Con Lack of updates may cause compatibility issues
The last update to the Google Play Store was January 2014. It looks like it's been abandoned, so will likely have increasing issues with bugs and compatibility concerns with newer Android versions.
Con Android only
You are limited to only using the app on an Android device.