Feed Wrangler is scheduled to shut down on March 1, 2023, just about one month from now. I want to let customers know how Unread will adapt to this. These changes will only affect customers using a Feed Wrangler account.

As soon as possible after Feed Wrangler shuts down I am going to release an update that removes the ability to add a Feed Wrangler account to Unread. Feed Wrangler accounts that are already added will remain present but have limited functionality, specifically:

  • Unread will no longer try to refresh Feed Wrangler accounts.
  • Unread will no longer delete outdated articles from Feed Wrangler accounts.
  • The ability to subscribe to a feed, edit a feed subscription, and unsubscribe from a feed will be disabled for Feed Wrangler accounts.
  • The ability to add, edit, and remove smart streams will be disabled for Feed Wrangler accounts.
  • Marking articles read/unread and starred/unstarred will continue to work, but those changes will not sync in Feed Wrangler accounts.

The ability to import subscriptions into an Unread Cloud or Local account from a Feed Wrangler account that is not already synced to the device will be disabled as well.

If you are using Feed Wrangler and Unread is your only RSS reader, Unread Cloud will likely be a suitable replacement. You can import your subscriptions directly from a Feed Wrangler account into an Unread Cloud account or a Local account.

If you use Unread in combination with other RSS readers or if you need a web interface, I recommend Feedbin, Feedly, Inoreader, or NewsBlur. Feedbin has a migration tool that migrates subscriptions, starred articles, and the read/unread status of articles from a Feed Wrangler account. This is available via your Feed Wrangler account page.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need assistance.