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Seeking Recommendations For The Most Accessible Online RSS Reader


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi. Of the following online RSS readers I'd like to know which one is the most accessible with screen readers.

Bazqux Reader
Feed Wrangler
Feedbin
FeedHQ
Inoreader
Newsblur
the Old Reader
I'm specifically referring to the Web-based versions of these services and not their iOS versions.
Here's why I'm asking. I actually use a fabulous RSS reader for iOS called Lire (pronounced Lear. In previous versions of Lire I could perform a search and in the search results it would offer the capability to plug in feeds from Google News and Bing News with those key words. As an example, if I searched for "Apple Accessibility" one of the search results would be "Apple Accessibility, Google News" which would be the RSS feed for the Google News feed for all news articles from Google News containing the key words Apple Accessibility. Unfortunately, in the newest version of Lire this feature had to be removed. For me I think that the easiest way to add these feeds would be to do so on the Web. Since Lire supports the feed readers I mentioned earlier once I copy and paste the URLs of the feeds into my list of feeds Lire would then automatically pick those up.
Many thanks.


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Hope Williamson
 

Hi David, Either The Old Reader, or Feedbin. I've personally tested
Bazqux, NewsBlur, and Inoreader, and found them not usable at all. The
other 2 are probably fine, but since I don't like the river format, in
other words, I don't like my RSS reader to look like my FB and/or
Twitter feed, I only briefly tested them.

    Unfortunately though The Old Reader and Feedbin both limit feed
items. The Old Reader removes unread items after a year. Not only that
but the premium plan is $6 per month for 1500 feeds. Feedbin will simply
limit the amount of items in a feed. For instance a feed that should
have thousands of items like the Hacker News  firehose feed would have 500.

    Right now I'm using simplerssreader.com. I've used the paid
instance of Miniflux before, https://reader.miniflux.app, but after a
database outage they started archiving unread items after 60 days.

On 11/2/2020 5:43 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
Hi. Of the following online RSS readers I'd like to know which one is
the most accessible with screen readers.

Bazqux Reader
Feed Wrangler
Feedbin
FeedHQ
Inoreader
Newsblur
the Old Reader
I'm specifically referring to the Web-based versions of these services
and not their iOS versions.
Here's why I'm asking. I actually use a fabulous RSS reader for iOS
called Lire (pronounced Lear. In previous versions of Lire I could
perform a search and in the search results it would offer the
capability to plug in feeds from Google News and Bing News with those
key words. As an example, if I searched for "Apple Accessibility" one
of the search results would be "Apple Accessibility, Google News"
which would be the RSS feed for the Google News feed for all news
articles from Google News containing the key words Apple
Accessibility. Unfortunately, in the newest version of Lire this
feature had to be removed. For me I think that the easiest way to add
these feeds would be to do so on the Web. Since Lire supports the feed
readers I mentioned earlier once I copy and paste the URLs of the
feeds into my list of feeds Lire would then automatically pick those up.
Many thanks.