When comparing Feedly vs Press, the Slant community recommends Feedly for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers?” Feedly is ranked 2nd while Press is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Feedly is:
Feedly has an easy to overview interface. While this interface is clean and simple, it is still full of bright colors. A great feature that adds to the clean feel is "eliminate clutter", which keeps only the text of the desired topic.
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Pro Clean, easy to overview UI
Feedly has an easy to overview interface. While this interface is clean and simple, it is still full of bright colors.
A great feature that adds to the clean feel is "eliminate clutter", which keeps only the text of the desired topic.
Pro Seamless Google Reader migration
Feedly have made it especially easy to navigate away from Google Reader.
Pro Integrates other services for ease of use and sharing
Feedly sign-in is done with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Microsoft credentials. It offers many ways to share a story from within the application, including social networks, e-mail, etc.
Pro Choice of many different layouts
For each news source, a different layout can be chosen. Choose between showing thumbnails, titles and summaries, titles only, thumbnails with overlaid titles in a grid, or have all content inlined.
Pro Similar mobile experience to Google Reader
It supports a list UI similar to Google Reader, among other more graphical layouts.
Pro Supports OPML export/import
With this feature, all subscriptions can be saved.
Pro Great article recommendations
Search a topic and Feedly will offer resources that are related to that topic.
Pro Browser extensions
Feedly's extension lets users add feeds directly from websites, but also lets users curate pages, save them to Evernote or Facebook, email, or Tweet pages.
Pro Open API
There are multitudes of third party clients available for many platforms.
Pro IFTTT and Zapier integration (Paid)
Feedly functionality can be extended and workflows automated with IFTTT and Zapier integrations that make it possible to connect the reader with hundreds of popular apps.
Pro Boards for organising the content (Paid)
Feedly allows you to create unlimited Boards (folders/sets/collections) and use them to organise your saved content.
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.
Con No keyword filtering
Feedly has no ability to filter a feed by keyword like a lot of other RSS readers do.
Con Long list of paid-only features
Free features are pretty basic. It seems like all the new development goes into paid-only features. Paid features include sharing and saving options, alerts, backup, support or integrations with collaborative tools.
Con No offline support
There is no offline support with the official client.
Con No push notifications
Among the most requested features for Feedly is push notification support. The feature was officially requested in 2011 and currently has over 600 votes on Feedly's Uservoice.
Con Steals page views
Feedly has had issues multiple times with hijacking page views from original publishers. See:
Con Log-in is buggy
Logging in can sometimes cause Feedly to struggle. It can become unresponsive and force close.
Con Forces external account to log in
Users are forced to use Twitter, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft login credentials.
Con Organization/sorting features lacking
There is no ability to sort feeds within a folder, and moving feeds between folders is difficult with lots of content.
Con Slow interface
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.