by Ben Ubois

Silvio let me know on Sunday, March 24th, my 29th birthday, that Reeder was going to add Feedbin support. I couldn’t ask for a better gift.

Reeder is my favorite and most used app and I’m thrilled that Feedbin customers will be able to use it with Feedbin.

Entry Text Extraction

by Ben Ubois

You can now view the original content of an entry inline. This is great for link blog style feeds like Daring Fireball or Hacker News.

Click on the ragged right text icon next to the star in an entry or press the c key to use.

Yearly Billing

by Ben Ubois

There is now a $20/year billing option for Feedbin.

You can change plans at any time and your subscription will be pro-rated, meaning any service you have already paid for will be discounted on your new plan.

Go to your billing page to change plans or sign up now.

Feedbin Mobile

by Ben Ubois

Feedbin now has a proper mobile view. Add it to the home screen of your mobile device for the best experience.

What Google Reader Closing Looks Like to an RSS Reader

by Ben Ubois

Today was a good day for Feedbin. Feedbin is a very new service (we launched on Tuesday) so it didn’t get lots of write-ups like some of the other feed readers that have been around longer. Some other stats:

  • 5,175 feeds imported
  • 99,121 entries imported

Migrating from Google Reader

by Ben Ubois

Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st 2013.

This wasn’t a huge surprise, but I spent a lot of time using it over the years and am sad to see it go.

If you’re looking for a way to migrate from Google Reader to Feedbin, here is what you need to do.

You can no longer export your subscription data from Google Reader directly. Instead, Google has a separate data export service called Google Takeout. On Takeout, you can export your Google Reader data. This will give you a zip file, which you should unzip.

To import into Feedbin. Login and go to the Import/Export page. Click choose file and navigate to where you extracted the Google Takeout zip. Select the file called subscriptions.xml and import.

As soon as you get the message that the import has started you can start using Feedbin, however it may take a few minutes for all of your feeds to show up.

Rediscover RSS

by Ben Ubois

RSS changed how I read online. RSS enabled me to keep up with content from hundreds of websites, and quickly became my number one pastime.

This passion for RSS led me to create Feedbin. Feedbin is the kind of RSS client I want to use. It’s fast, familiar and can be used for hours on end.

I believe RSS is still the best way to discover content on the Internet and now Feedbin is the best way to use it.