Top 6 Free Online RSS Readers

If you love to read information from a variety of websites and blogs online, you can customize and streamline your entire reading experience with the help of a good online RSS reader. This saves you the time and energy of having to visit each site individually.

All you need to do is choose an RSS reader that best fits your style and use it to subscribe to the RSS feeds of the sites you love reading. The reader will automatically pull recently updated posts from those sites that you can read directly in the reader or optionally on the source website by clicking the post link provided.


Screenshot of the Feedly online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Free to use.

  • Feeds are shareable.

  • Variety of layouts available.

  • Offers feeds based on interest.

What We Don't Like
  • Many advanced features are not free.

  • Difficult to sort or organize feeds.

  • Requires third party account.

Feedly is probably the most popular reader in use today, offering a beautiful reading experience (with images) for more than just simple RSS subscriptions. You can also use it to keep up with your YouTube channel subscriptions, receive keyword alerts directly from Google Alerts, create collections to organize to make lengthy information easier to get through and even use it to access your company's private business portals.


Screenshot of the NewsBlur online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Available for web and mobile.

  • Free plan available.

  • Affordable premium plan.

  • Quality user interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Free plan is limited to 64 sites.

  • Interface can get cluttered.

  • Complicated to customize.

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.


Screenshot of the Inoreader online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Easy to use.

  • Effective search feature.

  • Available mobile apps.

  • Automate tagging and organizing.

What We Don't Like
  • Advanced features are not free.

  • Free version has ads.

If you're really stressed for time and need a reader that's built for scanning and consuming information quickly, Inoreader is worth checking out. The mobile apps are designed with visual appeal in mind, so you don't waste your time reading through too much text. You can also use Inoreader to track specific keywords, save web pages for later and even subscribe to specific social feeds.

The Old Reader

Screenshot of The Old Reader online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Simple to use.

  • Straightforward interface.

  • Beautiful reader pane.

  • Integrated social sharing.

What We Don't Like
  • No mobile app.

  • Not as customizable as other apps.

  • Limited features.

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.


Screenshot of the G2Reader online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Free to use.

  • Supports multiple languages.

  • Modern interface.

  • Includes sharing feature.

What We Don't Like
  • Mobile only available for Android.

  • Performance can be slow at times.

For those who love the minimalist look but also love visual content, G2Reader delivers. Like The Older Reader, you can connect your Facebook or Google account to sign up and start subscribing to feeds. And although there only seems to be an Android app at the moment, the web version is completely responsive so iOS users can get away with simply adding a shortcut to their home screens.


Screenshot of the Feeder online RSS reader
What We Like
  • Recommends feeds by interest.

  • Easy to use.

  • Embedded browser.

  • Folder-based organization.

What We Don't Like
  • Free version includes ads.

  • Free version only updates every 2 hours.

  • Limited features.

Feeder is an RSS reader that has been praised for its easy reading experience. It also comes in the form of a Google Chrome extension and a Safari extension so you can subscribe and access feeds directly while you're browsing the web. It's also enhanced for mobile with a dedicated iOS app and a responsive web version for Android or Windows Phone users.

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