Stop Relying on Third-Party RSS Readers

selfoss002 Have you been looking for a great RSS reader lately? Much of what the market has to offer isn’t as good as it should be — no, not even the big names (we’re looking at you The Old Reader, Feedly, and NewsBlur)! Some of them fall short and lack essential capabilities you’re looking for, while others aim too high, include too many unnecessary features, are just too complicated or time-consuming to learn, plus they are always at the risk of being shut down (way to go Google). It would seem as if there was no optimal solution to meet this simple demand; but we know of one, and it’s called Selfoss.

selfoss003Selfoss is free, web-based RSS reader and aggregator with all of the firepower found in any other alternative. It’s simple, efficient, and it’s light – the code needs less than 2MB of disk space! It’s also incredibly easy to install with CleverHost’s 1-click installer; a single click that automatically generates the username, password, and even database and matching credentials – done! Plus, it’s open source, which means that it’s easily extendable, so anyone can improve the source code or add their own data connectors using the open source plugin system or RESTful JSON API.

In addition to that, Selfoss is able to bring in any RSS feed you choose. If you’re currently using another RSS reader, don’t worry because Selfoss also supports OPML import, making migration easy. Full mobile support is also included thanks to the web-based interface and third party apps available for Android and iOS.

That’s as good as it gets, really. There’s not much else to be said, other than inviting you to take a look at it for yourself. Why don’t you give it a try and check it out? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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