When comparing Feedly vs PressReader, the Slant community recommends Feedly for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers for Android?” Feedly is ranked 1st while PressReader is ranked 13th. 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 Supports OPML export/import
With this feature, all subscriptions can be saved.
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 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 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 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 Text to voice translation in six languages
Being able to listen to articles is cool enough, but PressReader allows readers (or listeners) to hear their articles in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Russian.
Pro Text-to-text translation is available in 12 languages
Text-to-text support includes Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. This is just one more feature that sets PressReader apart as one of the best news readers for Android.
Pro New content is easy to discover
PressReader allows you to search by publication name, interest, country, or language preference. PressReader's advanced search options is one more aspect that emphasizes their attention to quality.
Pro Easy to install and sync
With PressReader, you can sync your bookmarks, news preferences, and alerts across other apps on your Droid, or across other devices.
Pro Downlaod full issues for offline reading
If you can't stay connected to the web, you can quickly download an article and move on with your life. This feature brings PressReader even closer to emulating tangible publications.
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 Log-in is buggy
Logging in can sometimes cause Feedly to struggle. It can become unresponsive and force close.
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 keyword filtering
Feedly has no ability to filter a feed by keyword like a lot of other RSS readers do.
Con No offline support
There is no offline support with the official client.
Con Forces external account to log in
Users are forced to use Twitter, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft login credentials.
Con Steals page views
Feedly has had issues multiple times with hijacking page views from original publishers. See:
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 "No connection error" is common among users
Many readers have given PressReader a 1 star reviews after the most recent update because it won't connect to the internet, which means they are unable to download articles.
Con Costs $39.99 per month
Although some readers may already spend this on tangible publications, PressReader is more expensive than its counterparts.
Con Constantly Crashes
According to user reviews, the newest update has caused the app to be very unstable. This problem is so common that almost half of PressReader's ratings are one star.