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The Old Reader Reviews

Read all your favorite online content in one place. Import your subscriptions in one click, find your friends, and start sharing.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about The Old Reader and what they use it for.
  • Canberra events RSS feed?
    Blurgh. Sorry, I didn't try it out, just saw that it looked something like RSS. The other problem with RSS is people don't make sure it is still working on their sites :) Maybe there is a reader that can filter to only show the what's on entries from the main feed? You could definitely do it with a bash script or similar. I just use in a very simple way. There might be a more powerful... - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Sorta-meta: how do you keep track of OSR and RPG blogs?
    I use TheOldReader, which is a clone of Google Reader. A free account allows you to follow quite a lot of feeds, and the subscription levels if you need more are quite cheap. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • This blog explores structuring your TTRPG prep by utilising 'the three clue rule', it really opened my eyes to the different ways that a game could be designed outside of 'encounter based design.' is a decent clone of Google Reader, I think the free plan is up to 100 feeds... - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Blog readers that work?
    I use The Old Reader which is as close to Google Reader as possible. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: What RSS Reader do you use in 2022?
    I'm using It is very similar to the discontinued Google Reader. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • The year of the RSS reader (really)
    I like The Old Reader: It's largely a reimplementation of the Google Reader experience. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • What caused you to unsubscribe from your former favorite YouTuber?
    I use RSS to subscribe to YouTube channels. I recommend as a feed reader. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Rss reader that is simple and clean? for on-your-pc-or-mac reading. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Ask HN: What Happened to Hacker News RSS
    I'm subscribed to HN via The Old Reader[1] but today I stopped receiving the newest articles. I tried to manually refresh the feed via the refresh button but again no new articles. I tried to subscribe via Feedly[2] to rule out a problem with The Old Reader but there also the latest articles are a day old. I tried without points constraint with the URL in both readers... - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • and other local RSS news feeds
    Https:// is pretty great. I think there's still a free version with 100 subs. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How do you keep up-to-date with latest research in your field?
    I use The Old Reader as an RSS agglomerator. That way I can subscribe to tons of different journals and subgroups of arxiv all in one place and from multiple different fields. It is a quick way to see keep track of what's published in those journals without cluttering up email. Each day (ideally) I march through the titles published that day and sort for future or current use. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • So over social media, what are your favorite blogs to read?
    I use which functions a lot like Google Reader. There's a free tier that lets you subscribe to about 100 feeds before you run into the paid tier requirement. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How to get Mint Mobile ads to stop showing up on YouTube?
    I subscribe to YouTube channels through an RSS feed reader, . Because the videos are embedded, I don't get ads, even on mobile. Suggested videos will open YouTube, and it's not like you can search videos. But 95% of my YouTube usage goes through the RSS reader. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches ‘Simplicity Sprint’ to gather employee feedback on efficiency
    By the way, the old reader is a decent RSS reader with a similar style to what Google Reader use to be. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Goodbye, Feedly
    Https:// is still the best thing after Google Reader. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Off-Topic Discussion, Thursday Jun 09
    I use the Old Reader because I too miss Google Reader every day. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Show HN: We launched a new web browser
    It's surprising that nobody mentions theoldreader: it's kinda like the old google rss reader and works really really well! - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • PiG or ViBE or what? [blog]
    Apps like TheOldReader, NetNewsWire, etc can add your feed by pasting the main website's URL, rather than the feed's specific URL. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • How to script the opening of several tabs in a browser?
    Https:// proved a suitable replacement for me. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Google News LOVES Kanye West and I hate Google News for it
    Https:// is a Google Reader clone, by the way. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What do you consider to be the best foss RSS reader that has full article in-app reading (like feeder) and keyword based filtering (like readify or sparss decsync) and doesn't require you to have your own server to host?
    Not an Answer. I use a web site called Doesn't suit your need, just for others if they find useful. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of The Old Reader

Best Feedly Alternatives to always Keep in Handy!
If you and your friends all like reading the same types of content, The Old Reader is an easy way to share your recommendations with each other. Following people on The Old Reader is again a great medium to find new blogs, news sites, and content channels to follow.
Top 6 Free Online RSS Readers
The Old Reader is another great reader that has a slick and minimal look. It's free to use for up to 100 RSS feeds, and if you decide to connect your Facebook or Google account, you can see if any of your friends are using it too so you can follow them.
The 10 Best Free RSS Reader Apps
This is a great way to discover new blogs, sites, and channels to follow—as well as share your favorites with your friends. And even if you don't have any friends using The Old Reader to connect with, you can check out the content in its "Trending" tab to see a list of the pieces that have received the most recent likes from other people who use The Old Reader.

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