Readiy, a no frills Feedly client for Windows 8

Readiy is a simple Feedly client for Windows 8. The app doesn't have very many bells and whistles and covers the basics rather nicely.

Readiy has a clean appearance, swift synchronization with all your subscriptions and if you aren't happy with your current RSS reader, Readiy might be just what the doctor ordered.

Simple Layout with plenty of features

When you first launch Readiy, the first order of business to take care of is to log into your Feedly account. Once logged into Feedly, Readiy will pull in all your feed subscriptions and display any unread feeds on the main page.

In the upper left corner of Readiy's display is a drop down menu that presents a handful of filter options along with your feed breakdown. Scattered across the top right corner of the screen are options to refresh the screen, mark all items as read and directional arrow to navigate between the individual feeds.

Swiping up reveals a host of menu options that include managing your feeds, accessing Readiy's settings, viewing your accounts, pinning a feed to your Start Screen, marking items as read, filter your articles, sort your articles and selecting your article tile sizes.

Individual articles can be saved to Pocket and Instapaper, as well as shared to OneNote and EverNote. Article views or reading modes include readability, Instapaper and inline browser modes.

Settings for Readiy include four themes (dark, light, gray and sepia) as well as tweaks to how items are marked as read, article viewing settings and synchronization settings.

Overall Impressions

There's really not much you can complain about with Readiy. It is a simple Feedly client that isn't shy on features but doesn't overwhelm you with too many features. It covers all the bases nicely by delivering your Feedly feeds and giving you the basic tools to make the most of your articles.

Readiy has found a nice balance between providing a host of features to a reader while keeping things user friendly.

  • Readiy - Windows 8 - Free (ad supported) - Store Link (opens in new tab)
  • Readiy Pro - Windows 8 - Trial / $2.99 - Store Link (opens in new tab)
George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • This sounds like a great (temporary) replacement for the WPCentral app for Windows 8!
  • I've used this a bunch, it's great.
  • I've been using it since Win8, really good and constantly improving app. At this point it's actually has more features than most other apps on Windows store. I love the mark read as your scroll which is not available in any other app. Great review but I wouldn't call the app "simple" - just that the advanced features are carefully sweapt away in favor of a simple user experience.
  • Does this allow offline reading?  Seems like I'm the only one who wants it... apparently everyone else is always connected with plenty of bandwidth to waste.
  • I've only just started using Readiy, but it definitely allows me offline access to my saved Pocket articles. This alone makes it worth the price! Can anyone else confirm offline article access for the other RSS feeds?
  • Meh, don't want pocket or anything else.  Just want the app to automatically sync the articles from my feeds and cache them know, like we used to do back in 2000 with offline web browsing.
  • Ugh, what I really need is a simple, text only Desktop Feedly client. Something like FeedDemon.
  • Why and how is this better than the Windows news app? Is it that you can create your own catagories and it will mark items as read?  
  • Nextgen Reader. The best.
  • I really need to stop imagining 'phone' between 'windows' and '8' !
  • I might try it, but then again, I'm very pleased with NextGen Reader on Windows 8.
  • I've been using Readiy Pro for months now on my Windows desktop and tablet. I like it. The best thing about it that doesn't work most times in Flipboard, when you click a Youtube video, it plays. Flipboard on all platforms (WP, andriod and IOS) may not process videos and have you sitting expecting it to start but it just an illusion. Version 3 is really nice. I won't get the WP version until they come with a paid, ad free version. I hate damn ads on my WP.
  • I'm very pleased with Kara Reader on Windows 8. Just beautiful