$5 per month or $45 per year; early adopters can get Feedly Pro for life today for $99
With the demise of Google Reader, Feedly has emerged as one of the main players in the RSS world. Today it's announcing a premium reader service, which includes many frequently-requested features that are absent from the free version. Feedly Pro subscribers will get the ability to search within feeds, just like in the Google Reader days, HTTPS browsing for added security, and one-click saving to Evernote. What's more, pro users are promised "premium support" should they run into any difficulties.
Feedly Pro will become available later in the year for $5 per month or $45 per year, but if you want to get in on the ground floor, Feedly is offering lifetime membership for $99 up-front. There are just 5,000 slots available, but after paying your $99 you'll get immediate access to Feedly Pro. The money, Feedly says, will go towards financing hardware and developing further features. A word of warning, though — Feedly Pro's features are currently only available via the web, though the company says these new capabilities will be hitting mobile and the Feedly Cloud API "shortly."
While the deal is likely aimed at news junkies, professionals and bloggers rather than regular users, the launch of a paid RSS service represents a bold and unusual move when so many competing services are free of charge. So will you be jumping onboard with Feedly Pro, or are you sticking with a free reader service? Shout out in the comments.