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A Switch to FeedBin

After a couple of weeks giving Feedbin a trial I have made the switch to using this service as my main RSS reader software.

Since Google closed Google Reader I have played around with a variety of services, initially using a combination of Feedbin and Fever, and then moving wholly over to Feed Wrangler. After a couple of years of happily using Feed Wrangler I decided to give Feedbin another go – mostly because of the fact that it will be the first RSS sync service that will be supported by the Evergreen project.

After using the trial for 13 days, I made the call to switch back over completely to Feedbin, and am once again using this as my main RSS reading service, using Reeder on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. I also love the Feedbin browser experience, and am using that on Windows.

Advantages of Feedbin

  1. Browser experience. Its a simple yet highly functional experience.
  2. Share & Save functions – including to (from the browser version).
  3. Cleaner handling of title-less posts. style posts don’t necessarily have a title, and the experience of reading these in Feedbin feeds is far tidier. In Feed Wrangler you get an “[Untitled]” title. In Feedbin there’s just not title there – even in third party feed reader apps1.
  4. Updated posts. In the browser version you can view and review posts that have changed.
  5. Fast syncing. To date, the syncing on Feedbin seems much faster than I’ve experienced on other platforms.
  6. The native app doesn’t try to replace third party apps, but instead offers unique Notifier app, integrating nicely with the Apple Watch.
  7. They accept Apple Pay. A nice touch.

On Par Features

  1. Support of and by third party reader apps. Extensive and on par with Feed Wrangler.

Disadvantages of Feedbin

  1. Cost. An annual subscription to Feedbin is about twice as expensive as one to Feed Wrangler.


So Feedbin is my RSS sync platform of choice for the foreseeable future. I am really enjoying it, and look forward to using it with Evergreen on macOS.

Feedbin Titleless

  1. I’ve only tried this on Reeder on both macOS and iOS, but assume this must be a function of the feed itself. [return]
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