28 – Feedly

DOWN 1 PLACE IN 2022

Feedly is an RSS or news reader. It lets you organise, read and share the content of your favourite sites.

Website: feedly.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 27 2020: 21 2019: 15 2018: 14 2017: 18 2016: 23 2015: 36 2014: 19
2013: 19 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Feedly in 2022

“I read blogs, newsletters and news from my favourite and diverse sources and people. When I read, hear or view content, I often extract the insights or resources to archive in a Slack channel to retrieve when timely in a project, conversation or blog post.” Rotana Ty, Learning & Community Catalyst, France

“Feedly RSS Pro is a must for me. It has now become the only way to consume content and keep up to date with what’s happening.” Helen Blunden, Continual & Lifelong Learner, Australia

“Feedly continues to be my favorite tool for learning. It allows me to keep up with everything I’m interested in efficiently by giving me control over how I consume information. I’m able to organize everything I want to see from websites and Twitter to YouTube channels and email newsletters all in a single place.” Mike Taylor, Learning Design & Technology Consultant, USA

“While people continue to talk about RSS as though it’s old fashioned or even dead, for me it’s like a secret weapon that keeps me current and up-to-date. And while there are any number of RSS applications (including ones I’ve built) in general Feedly has been worth the pro subscription I’ve maintained over the years. In particular, I’ve found the application’s ‘Leo’ artificial intelligence to be exceptionally useful. I’ve been able to train it over a number of years to filter and organize links from different topics to save a lot of time wasted on cruft and commercialism while looking for the genuinely new and interesting.” Stephen Downes, Canada

“I use the RSS web feed reader Feedly to stay informed about new posts on many different websites that interest me. Feedly lets me know about new content, so I don’t have to check the sites to see if anything has changed. I use it on a web browser and the IOS app.” Adrian Segar, Author, Conferences that work, USA

Previous comments on Feedly

“Reading blogs, newsletters and news from my favourite and diverse sources and people. Often when I read, hear or view content, I extract the insights or resources to archive in a Teams or a Slack channel to retrieve when timely in a project, conversation or blog post.” Rotana Ty, Learning Catalyst, France, 2021

“I stated last year that in an age where blogging seems to have declined, there are still enough of us blogging that aggregating blogs through RSS feeds works for me.  This remains true” Brian Watwood, Academic, Canada, 2021

“Feedly continues to be my favorite tool for learning. It allows me to keep up with everything I’m interested in efficiently by giving me control over how I consume information. I’m able to organize everything I wans to see from websites and Twitter to YouTube channels and email newsletters all in a single place. If you’re not using an RSS reader, I really believe you’re missing out on an opportunity to better manage your information diet.” Mike Taylor, Consultant, USA, 2021

“as an L&D person it’s important to be ‘fed’ with inspiration and that’s what Feedly does for me. I upgraded my account to fully utilize the tool’s capabilities and to optimize my work & learning flow through integrations with Airtable. I had lost track of Feedly over the past few years, but I missed the tool so much! Welcome back!” Matthias Vermeulen, Belgium, 2021

“still the best RSS aggregator” Andrew Jacobs, L&D, UK, 2021

“my preferred news aggregator for both private and workplace use” Director Knowledge Management, Austria, 2021

“An easy way to catch up on the latest ‘feeds’ from people/orgs that I follow” Shai Desai, Australia, 2021

“Subscribed to premium version of this that uses AI to find me interesting articles” Helen Blunden, Community Manager, Australia, 2021

“Best RSS tool.” Education Advisor, New Zealand, 2020

“I use it to stay up to date with 100 blogs” Joitske Hulsebosch, Adviser Online Learnng, The Netherlands, 2020

“Feedly is the foundation of my personal approach to knowledge management and helps me efficiently keep up with all the things I’m interested in.” Mike Taylor, USA, 2020

“Yes, I’ve written my own RSS reader, but who wants the overhead of all that data being input, sorted, stored, etc? So I use Feedly quite a lot; it’s the primary source for most of my daily links and keeps me up-to-date on a daily basis. The list of sources, and categories I collect, could make another post in itself (I might do that one of these days). I pay for a Pro+ Feedly subscription, which has just recently added an AI  research assistant called Leo that I haven’t tried yet.” Stephen Downes, Canada, 2020

“portal to the world of wisdom” Haejun Yang, Manager, South Korea, 2020

“I really couldn’t do without Feedly though. This is my news reader, where I aggregate well over 300 blog and website feeds. I use this as another means to keep up to date with new technology, the future of work, and other related topics. I also rely heavily on Google Alerts to send me other resources that I might have missed – particularly on “continuous learning” and “lifelong learning”. And when I across any gems I share them on Twitter too.” Jane Hart, UK, 2020

“My feed reader, or aggregator, to keep track of blogs and news sites via RSS.” Harold Jarche, Canada, 2020

“News about education and learning, a focused resource I use every day” Kathrin Quilling, Digital Learning Specialist, Germany, 2020

“I’ve been a Feedly Pro user for years and swear by this tool to feed me great content.  I’ve found some gems in here but you really need to refine key words and search terms.  Over the years I noticed that my network has not been blogging anymore or sharing a lot of content so I’ve had to rejig this again..” Helen Blunden, Community Manager, Australia, 2020

Quick Guide to Feedly 

Here you will find some basic guidance as well as links to resources on how to use Feedly for teaching, training, learning and development.

For individuals Feedly is very much a personal tool to subscribe to, organise and read blog posts or articles that appear in an RSS feed. It is therefore a good way to keep abreast of new blog posts or magazine articles without spending time checking out the individual sites themselves.

Subscribing to too many sites however, can result in information overload, so here are some tips to keep on top of Feedly.

  • If you feel you are being inundated with too much information in your blog feeds, then unsubscribe from some of the less valuable ones.
  • Are you trying to read every word in your feeds? Don’t! Scan and Skim. Scan the headlines of the posts and only if they look interesting, expand the post and skim the extract.
  • If the extract looks interesting, only then click through to the original post on the site. Scan and skim again to decide whether to read it in full.
  • If there is just too much to read, then simply Mark All As Read or just delete them all. Don’t be afraid to do this. If there is something important there it will come back to you from another source. Good stuff will be re-posted and/or tweeted about; the good stuff rises to the top. But it is more important for you to feel in control of your reading, not be overwhelmed by it.
  • Save posts you don’t have time to read in Pocket

Here is some general guidance on using Feedly


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