First steps with Inoreader – adding feeds

Welcome to Inoreader! We are more than happy to have you with us! 

With Inoreader, you will have an ally against the irrelevant information overflow. You will no longer rely on social media algorithms that only throw poor quality content at you with the single purpose to hook you within an endless flow of controversial stuff mixed with advertisements. 

With Inoreader, you will be able to follow your favorite topics and information sources without the need to surf and visit all of them regularly. You will have your place for everything meaningful – both for your work and free time.

So – let’s get to work: It is time to take back control of your newsfeed!

How to start? With feeds, of course!

Inoreader is great at aggregation and serving of articles. But before having articles to read or curate, you need to follow some feeds. A feed is the source of an article or a post. Here are some examples:

  • Trustworthy and renowned publishers (like TechCrunch, Reuters, or New York Times)
  • Niche blogs and publishers (influencers, researchers, or bloggers)
  • Results from Google searches (keyword alerts)
  • Social Media feeds, like Facebook pages, Twitter searches, etc. (available for PRO users)
  • Newsletters (available for PRO users)

And countless more.

You need to choose your preferred feeds and start following them. Then Inoreader will extract the information for you and present it aggregated into a single feed: All Articles (of course, you can browse a particular feed or a folder).

How do I add a Feed?

There are many methods to add a feed to your Inoreader account. Since following feeds is the core of our service, Inoreader enables you to convert almost any significant source of information to a feed. But let’s go step by step. 

Search Engine

Our powerful search engine enables you to find feeds (RSS-based) and start following them quickly. Using our smart search, you just need to type the name of your favorite source of information, and voila – you are ready to add a feed to follow. We have a real-time suggestion engine based on your search, so you will be able to see results fast.

You may:

  • Enter the name of your favorite publisher – for example, Reuters or Techcrunch – we will give you a list of suggestions and some topic recommendations too (more on what are the Topics – here) – 
  • Paste a direct link to an RSS channel – if you are familiar with the RSS technology and know what you want to follow – just paste the link and hit Enter.

Every feed that you add will be visible in your sidebar. You can re-arrange the feeds by using drag-and-drop or organize them into folders based on your preferences.

Sidebar

Our Sidebar (which you can customize according to your preferences and needs) has a shortcut to adding new feeds. Just click on +Add new – Feed – and you will land on our search engine. And you already know what to do there.

Search Box

Besides the Sidebar option, we have an even quicker option to add a feed – our Search box in the top left corner. Just start typing there, and thanks to its pre-build auto-completer, Inoreader will give you a list of recommended feeds based on your search. You only need to click on one of them, and you will land on its articles. Click on the blue Follow button, and you will see the feed appear in the sidebar.

How to discover interesting content?

To start consuming content from your favorite sources is easy and pretty straightforward. The real value comes from discovering new publishers, influencers, and other content creators. You can search for new feeds both in and outside Inoreader.

Inside Inoreader, we have curated some Collections. All of them consist of trustful and quality sources – publishers, bloggers, influencers – you can browse and decide which ones to start following. We also have topics – you will notice labels with a hashtag – for example, #crypto or #tech – just click, and you will see countless new feeds to follow.

That’s not all! You can search for new feeds and inspiration even outside Inoreader. With our browser extension, you can:

  • Detect if a website has an RSS and you can start immediately following it
  • Save a direct link from the net – an article, blog post, or other meaningful publication – and it will appear within your Saved web pages section.

What do you think? We are sure that you are ready to start collecting valuable content at this point. You are prepared to bring your newsfeed under control. Add your favorite websites, follow Google Search for favorite events and brands, add your favorite influencers and bloggers.

Attention!  We need to warn you: appetite comes with eating. The more source you add, the more difficult it will be to follow them without automation and rules. Do not let the newsflow overwhelm you: try our PRO features for filtering and extracting the best content for your needs, you can try Inoreader PRO with our 14-days trial (no credit card needed).

Maybe it is time to go PRO?

If the thousands of RSS channels and websites that you can follow with Inoreader are not enough for you, it is time to try Inoreader PRO and set the content aggregation to an entirely different level. The type of sources that can be converted into feeds is much higher (not to mention our automation options and features – more on that you can find here).

 With Inoreader PRO, you can turn into a feed:

  • Public Facebook pages 
  • Twitter accounts
  • Twitter search results
  • Public Telegram channels
  • Newsletters (Inoreader will provide an email address for you)
  • Webpages that do not have RSS channels 
  • Sync with your YouTube subscriptions

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