Feedly has announced a new Pro suite of features for its service. Those who use the service can opt to pay $5 per month or $45 per year for Pro status, and that’ll net you a few goodies that free users don’t have access to. Pro users will be able to perform searches through individual Feedly feeds, get Evernote support built-in, HTTPS for secure browsing, and priority customer support.
If that list seems a bit too slim for your tastes, you’ll be happy to know that the company is committing to adding more Pro-only features in the future. In fact, Pro users will be able to vote on the latest features for each batch of upgrades down the line. In addition to these features, your contribution to Feedly through a Pro subscription gives the company capital for keeping the overall service in tip-top shape.
With the company’s ascension to super-stardom following the death of Google Reader, it’ll be important for Feedly to start generating revenue to ensure proper support for its huge, growing user base. Unless you want ads plastered all over the place, this is the best way to do that.
If you use other apps for Feedly, you’ll be happy to know that developers can add Pro-specific features to their third party apps using Feedly’s open APIs. You’ll be able to reap the benefits of all the service’s features no matter what you use (so long as the developer sees fit to implement them).
Feedly is also offering a limited lifetime subscription for the first 5,000 people who are willing to give them $100. This initial investment is much larger than the other options, but if you plan on using Feedly for years to come you will save a great deal of money in the long run. Oh, and as an added bonus for going with a lifetime subscription you’ll be able to try out Feedly Pro right away. The rest of us will have to wait until later this fall. Head to the company’s site to learn more and see if what the company is offering is worth the asking price.