FeedsAnywhere FAQs

You'll find some Frequently Asked Questions below. If you don't find your question please contact us.

Q: How does FeedsAnywhere compare to sites or apps like Google Reader, PostRank, and My6Sense?

A: FeedsAnywhere presents feeds as a single stream of articles with minimal user interface clutter so the focus is on reading. Google Reader is designed primarily for large screens and doesn't provide a consistent interface for mobile devices.

Our FeedScore technology scans every article in your feeds to determine what is likely to be the most interesting to you. PostRank only tells you which feed items are most popular among all readers and is not personalized to match your preferences.

FeedsAnywhere can be used by any device with a web browser. My6Sense is an app and is limited to supported platforms.

Q: What is the Interesting view for?

A: Feeling buried by a mountain of unread feeds? FeedScore is our innovative way of digging through and choosing the most interesting stories, and it's all tailored to your individual tastes. When you save a story or click through to a website FeedScore learns a little bit about what you are interested in. It then takes that data and makes an educated choice about what else you'll want to read. If FeedScore picks something you don't like click the thumbs down icon and next time it will know better.

Q: Does FeedScore help me handle information overload?

A: It can help, but information overload is not a completely technical problem and thus cannot be solved by technical means. FeedScore can help reduce the amount of time spent looking through feeds by showing you only those that are most likely to interest you.

Q: How does FeedScore work?

A: The simple answer is FeedScore works like a Bayesian filter that is found in some anti-spam programs. Training is accomplished via a mixture of implicit and explicit commands. When entries are clicked or saved FeedScore assumes this implicit action signifies interest in the article. This saves the user from needing to manually train most articles. If an un-interesting article shows up in your interesting view click the thumbs down icon to tell FeedScore not to show you these types of articles in the future.

Q: How do I unsubscribe from a feed?

A: Go to the select a feed page and click on the feed you wish to unsubscribe from. In the menu at the bottom of the page you'll find an unsubscribe link.

Q: How can I subscribe to feeds directly from Mozilla Firefox?

A: When you click on the feed icon (located in the right side of the address bar) the feed is loaded in a new page. Here you are given a choice to subscribe as a live bookmark or to another feed reading service. You must be logged into FeedsAnywhere for this to work. Click this link to add FeedsAnywhere to Firefox's Feed Reader List.

Q: How can I subscribe to feeds directly from any browser?

A: With the FeedsAnywhere bookmarklet you can subscribe to the news feed of many web sites with a single click. Right click on +FeedsAnywhere and select "Bookmark This Link", "Add To Favorites", or the equivalent for your web browser. I place the bookmark in my bookmark/links toolbar. From now on click on the bookmark to subscribe to the news feed for the current page. You must be logged into FeedsAnywhere for this to work.

Q: What keyboard shortcuts are supported?

A: Pressing the '?' key will display a window that lists all of the available keyboard shortcuts.

Q: What touch gestures are supported?

A: FeedsAnywhere supports some basic swipe and pinch gestures. Here's a list.

swipe left: expands or collapses the item being swiped while in Title View

swipe right: marks the item read or unread

swipe diagonally from top left to bottom right: Mark Page Unread

swipe diagonally from top right to bottom left: Mark Page Read

swipe diagonally from bottom left to top right: Go to Previous Page

swipe diagonally from bottom right to top left: Go to Next Page

pinch open: increase the font size

pinch close: decrease the font size

Please note that the pinch gestures work in iOS, but they don't always in Android.


j/k selects the next/previous item in the list
n/p in title view, selects the next item without opening it
space/shift+space moves to the next/previous page
shift+m open/close the main menu
shift+o open/close the options menu
enter select the highlight entry from a menu


enter,o in title view, expands or collapses the selected item
shift+a marks all items in the current page as read
d go to the item's list of similar stories
i/u designate the item as interesting/not interesting
m marks the item as read or unread
s adds or removes a star from the selected item
shift+s open/close the item's share menu
shift+u marks all items in the current page as unread
v opens the original source for the item in a new tab

Go To a New Page

g then h go to the homepage
g then i go to the Interesting items view
g then a go to the All items view
g then s go to the Saved items view
g then p go to the Popular items view
g then f go to the Select a Feed page


- decrease the font size
= increase the font size
esc close any menu if open, otherwise deselect all items
? open/close a decription of keyboard shortcuts