The feedly app gathers the content of your favorite websites, blogs, Youtube channels and RSS feeds in one place.
It is the world's #1 reader with more than 15 million users.
The feedly Mac app syncs seamlessly with the feedly iPhone app and the feedly iPad app so that you can read your favorite sites anytime, anywhere.
The feedly Mac app has a few super powers that the feedly web interface does not include.
1) You get to easily login with a Google or Twitter account which is different from the one you use in our Safari browser.
2) You get a nice dock icon with an unread count badge.
3) The feedly Mac app is configured to handle feed:// URLs so that you can easily add new feeds to your feedly.
4) You have the possibility to open articles in a new tab inside the app without having to switch to your web browser.
We know that a lot of you use feedly on a Mac. We are excited to embark on the journey of making the feedly Mac app the most efficient way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites.
If you have suggestions on how to improve the experience, please join the open feedly community.
What's new in version 0.2?
- You now have the possibility to open articles in a new tab inside the feedly app!
Default behavior is still the same (article links are opened inside you web browser), so modify your app preferences to try out the new feedly tab bar.
- Popups inside the app are now resized to fit their content.
- Fix Buffer bug with login via Facebook or Twitter
- Fix Pinterest bug where users can't pin images.
- OPML file upload via the app is now supported.
- Remove bounce behavior on scroll
Ratings and Reviews
Major Bugs and no support (unless you pay)
The feedly ‘app’ is just a clone of the website. Except it does not work as well as the website. In fact, if you ‘unpin’ the sidebar and allow it to be minimized, which is necessary if you want it to fit in a narrow window, it becomes impossible to re-open the sidebar. The sidebar ‘opens’, but within the now-minimized container of the closed toolbar, so you can just see the tiniest left-hand portion of the sidebar, and only the edges of a few symbols. The only link you can click is for ‘all’. Basically the bug is that when you minimize the sidebar, the ‘restore to normal size’ function is broken. This makes it completely unusable. In fact, even after deleting the app and reinstalling it, it’s still stuck like this. So I guess I am stuck using the web app.
Also, there is no support at all for free users, not even a troubleshooting or knowledgebase page, or any kind of bug reporting/feedback available.
Untapped potential and unfulfilled mission
Feedly is, naturally, supposed to “feed” you stories throughout the day. What I like about RSS is that it is more professional. When I enter my office every morning, I want to read the news. I open up Feedly, and on a good day, it will not crash. But the experience is nothing more than a dedicated we browser. Nothing about the App makes it feel like an app.
A couple of things I hope the Yosemite update does:
1. Creates an App experience. Something dedicated to the user and unique.
2. Notifications and/or widgets. I feel confident to say that Notification Center will replace the widget center (does anyone really use the widgets, really?). Here is Feedly’s opportunity. I want to customize my news experience. I do not want the onslought of Twitter, but I want to choose SCOTUSBlog, and maybe local news to get pushed. The other news is ancilliary and can be viewed later. If I could customize what gets pushed, and even enter key words or names to notify me of. For example, on SCOTUS, if I wanted to know about a 4th Amendment decision that was made, I could get that pushed to my desktop.
3. Create a standard for RSS feeds, such as tags, or keyword standards.
The current experience is a waste of hard drive space. Just tag it in Safari and use Safari. The app provides nothing more.
Great service, poor iMac App
I use Feedly extensively on the browser or on my iPhone.
The iPhone app is one of my most highly used app. It's slick, it's easy to use and it makes going through various articles a breeze by swiping through them.
The browser based version - while serviceable - requires a little more click to navigate to said article that you want to read - beyond the preview that is. It essentially opens another browser tab, which is fine if you're on a browser, as closing it gets you back to the main screen again.
However, it isn't fine on the Mac OS version of the app. It's essentially the same thing as the browser based version, excerpt now it opens up your default browser when you open an article. What was a mild nuisance becomes annoying as you need to remember to go back to your feedly app after opening up an article on your browser.
Sure, it takes a few seconds more, but it adds up. And if it's essentially the same thing as the browser based version, there's really no point for the App version at all. It just takes up space.
Unless it's improved upon (greatly), I see very little point to this application.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.