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Feedly Pro brings advanced features for $45/year or $5/month, limited lifetime access available

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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.




  • cheapskate88

    I’m curious whether this is a viable model. How many readers charge for service? It seems like such a luxury. I can’t imagine ever paying for something like this.

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      It is the Evernote model. People pay for that even when they don’t need the extra features because they want to support development and are so delighted by the product.

      I just got the $99 lifetime pro membership.

      • http://www.spoilertv.com DarkUFO

        Same here. I snapped up the $99 lifetime pro membership as well.

      • harlanvaughn

        Got it too. Love feedly.

  • http://www.fatherhooddiary.com/ Jim

    Searching, “secure” browsing, and Evernote isn’t enough to justify a monthly fee for me. I would make a donation here and there, however.

    • ranova

      agreed. Searching and HTTPS should not be premium features…

  • Racker

    Agree with other comments. Not a lot of premium features but I upgraded with the $99 mostly to support Feedly. They stepped it up with a great google reader alternative + hit there deadlines + opened up API’s. Impressive!

  • CiDhed

    If they had a clone Reader 100% option I’d pay it in a heartbeat.

    I hate how it scrolls page by page in the app and how when I mark all as read it even marks all the ones I have yet to see because they came in after I opened the feed as read.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Reading this on gReader Pro and I’m perfectly happy with my $5 one time purchase.

  • Haggie

    I upgraded to the lifetime. I use Feedly more than any other app on my phone and/or tablet, so it is worth the price. Plus, I wanted to support their efforts. They jumped in to fill the Google Reader gap and I really appreciated that. Kudos.

  • amels802

    Did anyone realize they just removed Evernote export from the free version to make it paid? I had been using it since I switched over.

  • uniquename72

    I don’t buy apps that use a subscription model. Ever.

    • bob

      Not to mention the price is INSANE! There’s plenty of options for free-$5 that do exactly the same thing.

  • John Voegtlin

    I don’t want to pay for the ability to search, that’s the only thing I miss from reader

  • Kieron Stewart

    any word on the s4 ROM?