Quick Tip: Why you absolutely need a feed reader..

First let me describe the scenarios:

  • Do you have to visit the internet on a daily basis to read news?
  • Do you always have to visit a list of websites on a daily basis?
  • Are you a blogger or a journalist with a need for latest information as soon as it drops?

If you fall into any of these three, then you absolutely need a feed reader on your phone or tablet. What is a feed reader in the first place?

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A feed reader is an app that collates articles from a list of websites, any website that supports RSS feeds. This means that everything is in one space. When you’re using a feeds app, you no longer need to visit different websites individually. Everything you want to read is within one app. Simply open your feed reader app, and every news content you need is there for you.

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A good example of a feeds app is gReader. After installing, I advise you log in to Feedly using your Gmail account. After that, search and add up all your favorite sites. You are now on a highway to enjoying your favorite content all in one place. Yes; you absolutely need a feed reader app.

Download gReader from Google Play Store.

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6 comments

  1. I’ve been using feedly for ages and I must admit, its been time saving. But here’s my problem with most Nigerian blogs (including mobility):

    You all only show “summaries” in your feeds and I must confess, it’s very annoying!

    Look:

    I understand that you’d love clickthroughs to your site (more comments. More ad clicks) but for the sake of busy folks trying to kill over 20 birds with one stone, please move away from summaries and show the gad damn full content in our feeds.

    Merci. 🙂

    1. A good way to save yourself lots of time is to make use of an app like Brave (formerly Link Bubble) or FlynX..(if you are on the Android platform) that loads your links in the background.

      That way you never ever have to wait for any website to load, and your complaint is somewhat addressed.

  2. One reason you may not want to use a feed reader though, is in the matter of data parsimony.

    If I use an RSS Feed Reader to visit all the websites I am interested in, what am I supposed to do with my data crunching Opera Mini and UC Mini?

  3. I’ve only found one RSS reader that I liked, and that was Nextgen on Windows Phone. I’ve tried Flynx, Feedly, Link Bubble and a few others, they somehow didn’t do it for me like Nextgen. Plus a lot of the news I read and follow you can’t do so via an RSS reader app.

  4. When the gReader / Feedly service went down a week ago, it became imperative this hunt for an alternative RSS Feed Reader.

    Entet InoReader, for Android .

    I haven’t found a reason to go back to gReader .

  5. Opera mini has had a built in feed reader for ages now. They took it out for a few versions but it’s back. Basic but gets the job done. I can view feeds by site or reverse chronology.

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