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Reading the news for extended periods of time is the type of activity that can lead to severe procrastination in certain cases. There’s nothing wrong with staying informed about what’s going on around you, but we should point out the importance of the way people receive news.
Most online media support the RSS format that enables you to subscribe to a site’s feed and read news headings and briefs without using a web browser. Feedreader is a beautiful RSS client that brings reading to a new level of comfort. The application is based on GTK3 and has a pleasing, simplified exterior.
After the first run you’ll need to provide account details for an RSS aggregation service that you’ve sighed up for. Yes, Feedreader integrates with such a service instead of importing RSS directly, so you’ll really need to sign in. The application supports Tiny Tiny RSS, Feedly, Owncloud and InoReader. We went with Feedly that in turn makes it possible for you to log in using your Google credentials.
The Feedreader window quickly got populated with subscriptions that were previously registered using Gmail. The application layout is similar to what we’ve seen so many times in mail clients: the list of feeds on the left, the current feed’s news in the middle, and the selected news content on the right.
Feedreader needs some time to fetch your subscriptions, but as for the rest, it delivered a pleasant and undistracting reading experience. When used with desktops such as Unity or Pantheon, Feedreader displays the number of fresh unread news right over its icon in dock or application panel.
Inside the reader you can mark news as read or unread, add tags, search feeds and news for anything, share news and more. It reminds us of an email workflow, but when compared to reading news in a web browser, using RSS feeds within Feedreader was beneficial in many ways. No ads, no diverting materials – you get exactly what you subscribed to!
“It delivered a pleasant and undistracting reading experience.”
Sort, tag and explore news within this fast application.