Inoreader VS. The Old Reader

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An archive for your articles

The Old Reader's Premium plan gives you 500 subscriptions and stores up to 1000 articles per feed for a year. With the free plan, you get a limit of 100 subscriptions.

Inoreader gives you 150 feeds for free, and with the Pro tier, you get unlimited subscriptions. The main difference is that Inoreader stores your articles forever. You can always search and reference them when you need to.

Customize the view

The Old Reader has a clean, easy-to-use interface. However, there aren’t many customization options. You can choose between two views for your article lists and try the dark mode.

Inoreader has a reader mode, which is notably more polished and gives you broader flexibility in the form of five list views. Your favorite photography feeds will look best in Card view, while List view will provide scannability over your news folder. You can also try Column, Magazine & Expanded views. With Inoreader, you can choose between three color themes, lots of personalization options, and a custom CSS editor!

Featured collections

To find sources in The Old Reader, you must type a keyword or an exact URL in the search bar. You can then subscribe to a feed without the option to preview it first. There are no suggestions for topics or popular feeds to browse.

Inoreader offers a rich catalog of high-quality content. We update it regularly to ensure you get access to the most trusted sources. Explore popular topics, discover feeds, and see article previews. Check out how many people are subscribed to a source and how often it posts new articles. If you're interested, you can also choose to get feed suggestions.

Advanced search

In The Old Reader, you have limited search functionalities inside your feeds.

Inoreader offers advanced search functionalities. Our Free plan lets you search for feeds and articles within your subscriptions. Upgrade to our Pro tier to gain access to an extensive database of feeds, articles, Facebook pages, and Google News. Additionally, you can follow search queries and customize them as regular subscriptions.

Smart automation

The Old Reader offers no filters or automation tools in its plans.

Inoreader gives you many automation possibilities, making it power users’ favorite tool. You can set up entire workflows, such as sending push notifications and emails or marking articles as read when certain criteria are met, creating search queries, and getting them delivered to your newsfeed. You can also filter out or permit articles that match specific conditions set by you.

Save, share, and be social

With The Old Reader, you can email a story, share it on Facebook and Twitter, or comment internally. The free plan integrates with Pocket, and Instapaper is available in the paid subscription plan.

Inoreader provides a wide range of integrations. Social feeds include Facebook, Reddit, Telegram, and YouTube. You can save your content to Pocket, Evernote, OneNote, Instapaper, Dropbox, and Google Drive. We also offer integrations with IFTTT and Zapier for even better workflow optimization. Inoreader also has built-in social features – you can comment, like, and broadcast articles for other Inoreader users to see.

Read anytime, anywhere

The Old Reader doesn't support apps for mobile devices.

Inoreader has apps for iOS, Android, and Windows phones. They are specially designed for mobile and tablet use and optimized for battery and data usage. You can use the offline mode and a specially designed AMOLED theme for supporting devices.

Compare and choose wisely

Free plan Inoreader
The Old Reader
Maximum feeds 150 100
Search in your feeds
Personalized dashboard
Keyword highlights
Podcast player
Google keywords and news alerts
Article tagging
Save to Pocket, Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, Google Drive and Instapaper Pocket
Pro plan Inoreader Pro
The Old Reader Premium
Maximum feeds Unlimited 500
Style to your liking with custom CSS
Newsletter subscriptions
Powerful automation with rules
Remove or allow content with filters
Keyword monitoring
Get articles faster with boosted feeds
Social media intelligence (Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte)
Follow websites without RSS
Create custom RSS feeds from folders
Access password-protected feeds
Keep your subscriptions safe with automatic OPML backups
Global search inside all public articles
Control folders' unread duration
Translate articles
Integrate with IFTTT and Zapier
Sort by Magic
Offline mode for selected folders (Android & iOS)
Sync YouTube subscriptions

This page was last updated Jul 14, 2023.

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