Feedly has announced Feedly Pro – a paid version of its popular RSS reader service with $5 per month subscription plans set to roll out this autumn. While the monthly plan is still to be launched, Feedly is offering a limited $99/lifetime option for 5000 subscribers.
“Feedly pro will be generally available this fall for $5 per month (or $45 per year). To help kick-start the program, we are offering a limited lifetime edition which gives you early access to feedly pro and grants you a lifetime membership”, noted Feedly in the announcement.
Some of the features of Feedly Pro are article search capabilities, secure connectivity through HTTPS, one click save option to Evernote, and premium support. The company plans to roll out more features in Feedly Pro and users will get to decide in what goes in and what stays out.
“The next batch of features will be decided on by feedly pro users themselves, as you will get to vote on what features you would like feedly to develop next”, notes Feedly in one of the FAQs.
A number of companies joined the RSS reader bandwagon after Google decided to call it a day for its Google Reader service starting July. As soon as the announcement hit the web in March, multiple companies started showing interest and few even announced that they will be launching RSS readers before Google shuts its own service for good – Digg being one of them. It was also rumoured that Facebook was also busy developing its own version of RSS reader.