When comparing Inoreader vs Miniflux, the Slant community recommends Inoreader for most people. In the question“What are the best news readers?” Inoreader is ranked 1st while Miniflux is ranked 28th.
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Pro Free unlimited feeds
Pro Easy to overview the list of articles so you can quickly find articles that interest you
All the feeds are easily accessible, allowing for a quick access to the most relevant articles, thanks to the interface’s design: minimal and free of distracting, unnecessary elements.
Pro Loads really fast
The lightweight UI allows Inoreader to display feeds quickly.
Pro Supports multiple views
List, card, or expanded view.
Pro Extensive keyboard shortcut support
Shift + O and shift + N can be used in order to scroll quickly through feeds.
Pro Can filter articles by keyword
Allows user to filter rss feeds based on keywords and regular expressions. 1 Filter for Free, 10 for Plus members, and Unlimited filters for Professional members.
Pro Free search for all users
Unlike Feedly where search is a paid service, Inoreader allows search for free users. If you want to find content you have read by some keyword, it is free for everyone.
Pro In-depth statistics about sources
Using the built-in dashboard, users can see most read sources, how often they update over time, etc.
Pro Easy to remove duplicate content
If you read from a large list of feeds that may contain overlapping information, Inoreader offers removing one of the duplicates.
Pro Has a night mode
For people who prefer reading articles at night.
Pro Optional login using Google or Facebook accounts
You can either use a username/password pair, or you can use your Facebook or Google account to login.
Pro Can disable social features
Social interaction features can be disabled if they are not wanted.
Pro Premium users can search in all public RSS feeds, even in those that they haven't subscribed to
Pro Cross platform
Inoreader has clients for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, as well as a web app.
Pro Tags and filter tags
This is one of the best features.
Pro Supports OPML files
Collections from other readers can be downloaded in OPML (outline processor markup language) files.
Pro Social media integration
Pro version has the ability to search Facebook, Google+ and Twitter feeds as well.
Pro Focused on content
The interface is very simple yet usable (completely navigable with keyboard), and focuses on the content.
Pro Very light and easy installation
It is easy to install, and has few dependencies. It requires very few resources to run.
Con No sub folders
You can't create sub folders. This makes it a bit harder to organize saved content.
Con Limits free users
While Inoreader's basic functions are still available for free users, many of the options involving customization and search options are limited to paying users.
Con Ads in free version
Ads appear in both mobile apps and the web version.
Con Price change / Feature capping instituted
In February 2019 Inoreader announced that the "Professional" plan will be capped (big change from unlimited filters to just 30!):
Based on our observations, the new premium feature limits on the “Pro” plan are as follows:
10 Rules - *** Increased to 30 Rules after Inoreader evaluated feedback from their users. 30 Active Searches 100 Boosted Feeds 30 Social media feeds per service (Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte).
These limitations will be applied to your account at the start of your next subscription period. All features that you use above the new limits will be deactivated, and only those that were created earliest chronologically will remain (For e.g. your earliest 10 Rules created).
Con Can't have unread items older than a month
If you don't read items older than 1 month they are automatically marked as read, with no possibility to "unread" them.
Con Mail2Tags is buggy
Only a small amount of e-mails looks OK. Most e-mails are unreadable.
Con Uses Ram when it is not active (stays in memory)
Con Subscription management
It is currently a bit difficult to handle many subscriptions in the web interface, as there is no mass edit option.