RSS reader is an application that reads RSS feeds of websites. Instead of displaying the plain RSS feed, the app displays the articles in a beautiful interface.
If you use an RSS reader app, you don’t have to open websites on the desktop or mobile phone browser to read articles. You can subscribe to as many websites as you want with the RSS feed reader application. Some feed reader apps have the ability to save RSS feeds for offline reading. Hence, you can connect the phone to the internet and download the stories shared on your favorite website.
There are 100s of RSS reader apps in the App Stores. Below, we’ve shared the list of most reliable, fast and user-friendly feed reader applications:
Best RSS reader apps for Android and iPhone
Feedly is the most popular feed reader app on the Play Store. It has 5 million users and an excellent rating of 4.5. It has an immaculate and intuitive interface.
With Feedly, users can subscribe to the RSS feed of their favorite websites. The app has an option to categorize the feed into various groups. Unlike the web version of Feedly, account registration is not necessary to read the news in the Feedly app.
You can see the stories published on your favorite sites by tapping the Feedly search box and entering the website name. Feedly lets you sort stories by date. It can open the website page where the story appeared.
The app allows you to view stories in four modes – magazine, title, cards, and list. You can share stories on 10+ platforms with Feedly. The app lets you change the interface theme from light to dark.
The Feedly app allows you to see the list of most popular news sources. It supports hashtags. Whether its Android or IOS operating system, Feedly is the best RSS reader app.
Inoreader is a good alternative to Feedly. The app allows users to explore its 28 categories. While exploring the topics, users can subscribe to the websites they find interesting.
Inoreader supports three color themes. Users of this application can see the list of stories in three different views. Inoreader users can sort their subscriptions alphabetically. They can change the text font color, size, etc. They can also share stories with friends.
Inoreader app provides a search option. It allows users to bookmark an article. It features a button to mark all stories as read. Like the Feedly app, the free version has some drawbacks. The app won’t sync news stories. It doesn’t save the feeds in the user’s subscription list for offline reading. The biggest drawback of Inoreader is that it doesn’t allow users to subscribe the feed of websites that aren’t listed in its 28 categories.
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The above two apps require account registration and they don’t save the RSS feeds for offline reading, but they are cross-platform apps.
If you don’t have a PC or tablet and you want to keep yourself updated with the stories published on sites you like, use the free RSS Reader app from Svyatoslav Vasiliev.
The free RR app is a feature-rich app that doesn’t prompts users to register an account. The RSS Reader app can save the feeds in your subscription list offline. It lets users specify the cache size. Cache is the folder where the app will save the RSS data, images, etc.
RR has a built-in browser. Users can set their preferred date or time format in this app. They can also enable or disable groups, images, and floating buttons.
The app can import feeds from Feedly, Inorder, etc. To use this feature, you must use the import OPML data feature of this app. If you don’t like this app and you want to switch to other application, you can export your feed list by tapping on the export OPML feature.Download from Play Store
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NewsTab has 50000 users and it has a good rating on the Play Store. Registering an account is optional in the NewsTab app. NT provides “Create a guest account” option which lets users explore the topics and read posts shared on the websites.
The best feature of this app is its Daily Digest feature which saves the top stories of the day on the phone’s storage memory for offline viewing/reading. The app detects the user’s location and creates a list of topics from the websites popular in the user’s country.
The app displays animated background for the titles. It can automatically mark the post as read when you scroll down the page. Users of this app can change the interface color, font size, and font.
You can configure NewsTab to hide articles which you’ve read. The app allows you to set the amount of space it should use to save the RSS data. NewsTab app can read and analyze OPML files. Hence, users can import feeds from other services into NewsTab.
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Flym is an open-source news reader app for Android devices. It lacks advertisements and consumes 3 megabytes storage memory. The app has nice a simple interface and it is easy to use.
The Flym application allows users to read articles published on the sites offline. Flym has a search option with which you can filter stories containing specific words.
Flym lets users import or export feed lists. It ships with two color themes, light and dark. Users can configure the Flym Reader app to automatically refresh the RSS feeds.
Flym can fetch feeds published in the Google News portal. It can preload pictures on websites when your phone is connected to a WiFi hotspot or router.
Flym can save the articles you’ve enjoyed reading for later reading. The Flym app lets users set an expiry time for the saved stories. It also allows users to change the text size. The Flym app adds two beautiful RSS reader widgets to your device.Download Flym
Flym, Feedly, Inoreader, RR, and NewsTab are the 5 best RSS reader apps for Android and IOS devices.