What comes to your mind when you read & hear the term “RSS”? I think some of you will be glad to know that it is still very much present today, but, a few things have changed since its inception. RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication,’ most commonly referred to as, the News Feed. In the old days of the Internet age, when you liked an article on a website, you could bookmark it, and revisit the site at a later time to see if anything new had been posted.
Then came the RSS, which notified you every time a new post was added to your bookmarked site. RSS isn’t spamming or cookies, it is a feed that you subscribed to, using your email address, which is where you received notifications. Today, not too many websites have an RSS Feed button on their web pages, but rather, a new form of RSS has come to light, which still finds a great use among a lot of aficionados in the world.
Let us take a look at a few of the Best RSS Reader Apps For Android Available in 2017. Shall we?
5 Best RSS Reader Apps For Android 2017
One of the world’s most popular RSS Reader App is Feedly. Feedly allows you to integrate your social accounts for sign up, and quickly pick your topics of interest. Such as technology, gadgets, automobile, marketing & SEO, etc.
Once you’ve selected your choice, you will then be provided with a whole list of magazines & websites that post the content related to your area of curiosity. To follow their latest feed, all you need to do is click on the little “+” symbol, and add it to the folder which is automatically created and labeled. And, that’s it, you are done!
Feedly is very easy to use, and the best part of it all, it is FREE!
The Settings comes with a variety of options that makes your reading more better and secure, so be sure to check that out! All facts considered, if you’re in the industry of Blogging or simply a fan of cool e-magazines, Feedly is the place you go to.
Although Flipboard isn’t technically an RSS Reader App, it makes the cut for two reasons-
First, It has a similar functionality as Feedly, which means, you can pick the topics of interest, 5 to start with, and then read all the latest posts made by various e-magazines. Such as, if your topic of interest happens to be ‘Entrepreneurship’, then, Flipboard will show you articles that are based on it. But, in contrast to Feedly, you get to read articles on Flipboard posted on any website, and if you like it, you can give it a ‘thumbs up’ or a ‘thumbs down’.
Secondly, You can share the stories with your friends, either on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and also add a whole mention of familiar people and businesses that you’d like to follow on the basis of your chosen topics at the beginning.
Another cool feature is that you can make use of the Search option to look for sources, people, topics, or pick one from the swath of items underneath. In the profile area, you can also see how many followers you have, and save your favorite articles, and itemize them as public or private.
3. RSS Savvy
RSS Savvy is a simple User Interface RSS Reader App, that serves its users just one purpose, provide the latest news! You do not require any account sign up or log in here, but simply click on the app icon and start reading from a variety of topics provided on the left-hand side pane. You can add a feed, manage it and select notifications, as well as save the posts you like.
A cutesy feature about this app is that the topics you see have a little drop down arrow next to it. For example, the menu item ‘Technology’ has a drop down arrow, which when clicked, displays the latest tech magazines and websites, such as BBC Technology, Engadget, Telegraph Technology, etc.
RSS Savvy may not have as many options as the previous two mentions, but it does make the cut for being a true RSS Reader App.
4. News Republic
News Republic is your regular viral news providing RSS Reader App for Android which feeds news from various sources on the internet. You do not require a sign-up, although in the profile option you may sign in with your social media profile, to use the app you do not need to create one.
The app has a pre-defined set of topics, with an option to add more if you wish. If you want to read more about ‘Politics’, just click on the option and all the latest news from popular media sources will pop up. For regular gossip & viral content readers, News Republic would be just the thing you would need.
InoReader is another quite useful RSS Reader App that many Android users like. As a new user, you can jump right in and start using the app. First, you pick a topic from the catalog. Then, you pick a source that you’re familiar with or pick one at a random, and finally, choose a topic to start reading.
If you liked the article or the source, you can subscribe to it by click at the bottom of the screen where it shows “Subscribe To This Source”, and concurrently, you can also share the article around your social circles or copy it to the clipboard to use later.
Keep in mind, that you cannot read the whole article on this app, it will only show a snippet, after which it takes to the website where it was posted, thus bringing a decent crowd to the website.
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Wrapping up Best RSS Readers For Android,
These were our selections for the Best 5 RSS Reader Apps for Android in 2017. If you have ever used any or have a different one you’d like to mention, tell us in the comments down below, and share the article on Social Media.