After Google Reader was eliminated, Feedly quickly became the RSS reader of choice. The application aggregates new posts and news feeds from blogs, Google alerts, authors, web addresses, and topics and titles the user selects to track. It’s an excellent tool for scanning through the day’s news in one location.
- Feedly declutters my inbox. I can subscribe to my favorite blogs and attend to them when I want to in one location. They’re not constantly making my phone buzz with a new email.
- Feedly integrates with Buffer, IFTTT, and Evernote. This makes sharing and archiving useful content that much easier.
- I can use Feedly + Buffer on my mobile device. It’s a cross-platform app that I can access from my smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
- I can name lists with the author’s Twitter handle. This makes it easy to credit them and let them know when I share their content.
- I can add tags to content. This helps me organize content so I can easily locate it for later use.
- I can organize content by category: thought leaders, inspiration, social media, arts marketing, etc. Some topics are higher priority than others so I get to those first.
- I can use handy keyboard shortcuts made just for Feedly.
- I can share content directly to social media outlets from Feedly if I so choose. If a piece of content is breaking news I can share it directly from Feedly. Otherwise I like to schedule it through Buffer.
Do you use a RSS feed? How do you use the content you aggregate?
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