Feedly, Google Reader Alternative, Gets Pro/Paid Version

feedly-pro-splashFeedly, the popular RSS reader that shined during Google Reader’s closure, has quietly launched a “Pro” version of their RSS service.

The pro version comes at $5 per month or $45 per year. Some early adopters have the chance of paying a one time fee of $99 for a lifetime, which I gladly did this morning. The Pro version of Feedly gives you:

  • Article Search: The ability to search within your RSS feeds for stories that match. A feature Google Reader offered and I used frequently.
  • HTTPS: a layer of security to browser your feeds in a more secure manner.
  • Evernote: One-click save feature to your Evernote notebooks.
  • Premium Support: Any support questions get premium level status, meaning, your questions are answered first


Feedly promises to include more pro features going forward. They said the new pro features will be introduced “regularly.” Feedly Pro users get to vote on those features directly. These Pro features will also be migrated to the Feedly apps really soon.

If you upgrade and you are not happy, you can ask for a refund within 7 days of your upgrade.

The Old Reader, another Google Reader alternative, almost shut down last week but came back online when the community came to support it.

Postscript: That was fast! Feedly shut down the option to upgrade to the Pro version, saying the “limited edition” they offered is “now sold out.” They said they are using the additional funds to upgrade their hardware to support more pro users “in a few weeks.”


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  • http://www.keshkesh.com/ Takeshi Young

    How do you upgrade?

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    just load feedly and sign in, it will ask u to upgrade.

  • http://www.keshkesh.com/ Takeshi Young

    I didn’t see it when I signed in, but I was able to find this link: https://cloud.feedly.com/#pro

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