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Digg Reader is shutting down - Feeder still going strong, and growing

March 15, 2018 08:44

Today the news broke that Digg Reader is shutting down on March 28th 2018. MakeUsOf posted an article announcing this and mused about the “death of RSS”. Many people have been making these claims ever since Google Reader shut down, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

We, Feeder, are still growing and have never been stronger. 

How to move to Feeder or any other RSS Feed Reader

OPML files are the canonical way to move feeds and folders across different RSS Feed Readers.

Step 1. Log in to your Digg Reader account


Step 2. Mourn the loss of an old friend, but feel hopeful that the future will bring great new adventures

Step 3.

Click the Settings link in the blue banner.


Step 4. Download your feeds and folders as OPML by clicking the “Download” button.


Now you have your feeds and folders for safe keeping.

Uploading your RSS feeds to your new RSS reader

Finding your new home will be as simple as creating an account. Click here to get started.


Press “Import OPML” button and choose the file that was recently downloaded: “digg_reader_subscriptions.xml”


Wait a couple of moments.


Then your good to go! Now you’re free to get to know your new feed reader.


Why Feeder?

You might be asking yourself, why Feeder? How can I trust that you won’t pull a bait-n-switch like Digg Reader, Google Reader, AOL Reader, or any other large corporation that made a big splash and ultimately didn’t pull through?

We’re a small company, but we’re growing. Both in terms of users but also in revenue. Feeder has been our baby since 2010, when it was first uploaded to the Chrome Web Store. It has grown from a Chrome extension to Safari extension, Firefox extension, iOS app and an Android app. All built in-house and maintained in-house. We get by with our Pro subscriptions, not by selling data or any other shady business practices.

Our vision and goal has always been to be the best experience in the platform we’re in, and always always build something that we ourselves use every day.

We’re here for you

So please, give it a go. Let us know what you think, or if you run into any problems. We’re always available in the chat window in the bottom right corner, or our e-mail: [email protected]

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