The best RSS readers (as backup for Feedly's issues)

The best RSS readers (as backup for Feedly's issues)
As we just said, Feedly has been having a rough couple of days because of two separate waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have taken down Feedly cloud, and all of the apps that rely on it. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to do a roundup of the other RSS reader services that are available for any of you hardcore news junkies.

To be clear, this is not a list of all the best options for gathering news. We already covered many of those options back when Google Reader was first sent off into the sunset. We know that some of you like to use social media for news gathering, or a news aggregator app like Flipboard, Google Play Newsstand, Pulse, or Taptu. Those services are great at what they do, but they aren't really replacements for a proper RSS reader, if your needs require it. Social media is great at giving you the highlights, and apps like Flipboard are great for the reading experience, but a proper RSS reader gives you full control over the content, and makes sure that you never miss anything, or have old news resurface on you. That's why we tend to love our RSS readers in this business, and still use them primarily. 

With that in mind, here are the best RSS readers to use (especially if Feedly continues to have issues), starting with the free options, and moving on to the paid options (hint, the best of the best is a paid option). 



1. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Nothing beats BlinkFeed on my HTC One.

2. jhondoe.

Posts: 10; Member since: May 23, 2014

#1 feedly

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Htc yup

4. dzlotrg

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

‚ÄčIf you are a software developer there is a web based rss reader called rssheap. You subscribe to tags you are interested in (java, c#, ruby,c++,whatever...) and you read blog articles related to those tags. There is a voting and tagging system to ensure you always read high quality content. You may want to check it on

5. jasonford2016

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I found in these apps, the news / topics are mostly pre-selected, you can't search of your own. Besides, in most apps, you can't increase the text size or maybe just to a certain size, which is very difficult for me to read on my phone. And sometimes, in like Feedly, when I clicked on a news, there was just a summary of the news, not the full story or even no content. There's one app that I really like, News Expert ( in Google Play:​newsexpert ) which I can search for any news, increase/decrease texts to any size. Plus, it has integrated popup word definition lookup, which I found really convenient when reading news, which most Android news apps don't have. And it's free.

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