Feedly has announced that users will soon be able to opt for a Pro version of its RSS service at $5 per month, with an introductory offer of $99 for a lifetime membership for the first 5,000 users.
After Google sentenced its Reader service to death row, a number of RSS platforms rushed in to try and fill the void that would be left behind by the “death of RSS” caused by the shutting down of Reader.
Despite a minimalist approach that has left some users wanting for advanced features, Feedly managed to become the most popular Reader alternative, and today the company has announced that users will soon be able to opt for a Pro version of the service.
Starting at $5 per month ($45 per year), Feedly Pro will provide features such as article searching, https connections for secure browsing, Evernote integration to save an article to an Evernote account with one-click, and better customer support. More pro features will be added in the future, with Pro users having the option to vote for features they want to see next.
For those looking for a lifelong membership, Feedly has a limited offer wherein the first 5000 upgraders will get lifetime access to Feedly Pro at an introductory price of $99. Registrations for the “lifetime edition” are open from today itself, while the $5 subscription will go into effect sometime this fall.
Feedly Pro seems like a good idea – those ponying up the subscription fee will get a better experience, while allowing the company to work faster on making the service better for both free and paid users from the incoming cash. How well it works out, well, that remains to be seen.
Source: Feedly Pro