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NewsBlur is a personal news reader that brings people together to talk about the world.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about NewsBlur and what they use it for.
  • Elmo bans Block the Blue
    Dude, check out Newsblur. That's where I migrated to when Google Reader was taken behind the barn by Google. It's great, and I am still paying only $1/month as I have since I signed up. Source: about 1 month ago
  • The year of the RSS reader (really)
    NewsBlur - I'm on a paid plan since I'm a packrat with almost 700 feeds. It is a pretty busy interface but has tons of functionality. Their mobile app is also pretty good. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
    It sure didn't help, but I agree that Google Reader's death didn't kill blogs themselves; the decline has been pretty steady (Reader was killed in 2013):,blog I also agree that RSS is still worth it. I am a happy subscriber to Newsblur: Indeed, the mess that is Twitter is giving me hope that we'll see a comeback of people... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Looking for a replacement to Feedly
    Almost everyone here recommends Inoreader, which is understandable: it's the most powerful RSS reader. I respect Inoreader, but I prefer ten times the UX of Newsblur, which is open source and feautured packed if you are a power user (but you can use it as a normal RSS reader). Source: 7 months ago
  • A message about Stadia and our long term streaming strategy
    Https:// is what I use for years. Incredibly good and pretty much in the vein of the old Google Reader. Source: 8 months ago
  • What discontinued thing do you really want brought back?
    I bounced around between a few other RSS readers after Google Reader was shut down, and eventually stuck to NewsBlur. I still use it. The biggest thing that sets it apart for me is that you can have it highlight or hide stories based on keywords. Source: 9 months ago
  • It'll be extremely useful if Google Photos app had a calendar view option, to quickly check where I was on a particular date. I know I can search for the date, but this gives a much better and user friendly overview. (screenshot from Telegram)
    Omg they built their own chat system lolololololol. They're so smart, but where is the wisdom? Thanks for the link! This development concept makes a lot of sad sense. (RIP google reader, long live Newsblur). Source: 10 months ago
  • Carbon - an experimental C++ successor language
    Https:// comes pretty close for me though. Source: 11 months ago
  • Goodbye, Feedly
    I tried it when they started, it was a sluggish mess that also did not use the browser cache correctly. Maybe I noticed because I had thousands of RSS feeds, I dunno. Granted, that was a decade ago so I hope they improved it since. I stick to It has it's quirks but is way, way faster (two days ago a redesign came out that makes it so fast I feel like I'm using the old Google Reader again). - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Thunderbird 102 Released: A Serious Upgrade to Your Communication
    It's about two thirds of the way down the page of (when you're not logged in). Paid account is US$36/year. You can sign up with a free try-before-you-buy account to give it a go first, though. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: Do You Use RSS?
    Every day, thanks to - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: What are you using for a RSS Reader?
    Https:// It's an online service. It has features to extract the whole story from the source website, and to automatically filter feed items according to title, author, tags etc. There are android and iOS apps available; at least the Android one is opensource. One can self-host it, but at $36/year it's almost worth it paying the author to avoid the hassle. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Is being blocked?
    Hi, access to has been restored. Thank you for your patience! Source: about 1 year ago
  • Hacker News top posts: Jun 24, 2021
    Hacker deleted all of NewsBlur’s Mongo data and is now holding the data hostage\ (274 comments). Source: almost 2 years ago
  • News RSS
    You can use with some free features and for all the features there is the premium version. Source: about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of NewsBlur

Hello, RSS
I looked at what RSS readers were popular by checking out my website analytics. I’ve always seen Feedly and Newsblur in there as referrers, but have also started to see Inoreader as well. Feedly has a robust offering, and it was a product I used a bit many years ago. It has a higher price point than some other services but in the end I just didn’t like the design. It felt busy. Like another inbox I had to manage...
Top 6 Free Online RSS Readers
NewsBlur is another popular RSS reader that aims to bring your articles from your favorite sites while maintaining the style of the original site. Easily organize your stories with categories and tags, hide stories you don't like and highlight stories you do like. You can also take a look at some of the third-party apps NewsBlur can be integrated with for even more versatility.
The 10 Best Free RSS Reader Apps
NewsBlur also lets you share your favorite stories, either on social networks or inside of NewsBlur. Within the app, you can add stories that you read and like to your personal "blurblog," or find people with similar interests and follow their blurblogs as well. Or, you can run NewsBlur on your own server for free.

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