I am reading more (again) thanks to FreshRSS

I have never been much of a book reader (not something to be proud of), however I used to read a lot of online articles during the Google Reader days. Its shutdown affected my reading habit drastically as I just couldn’t get used to the alternatives like Feedly, Flipboard, QuiteRSS, Google News, and what have you.

A few months back, I came across this self-hosting RSS app called FreshRSS. I have been using it since, and happy to say that I love it. It runs fine on my shared hosting plan, has a simple UI, fetches RSS feeds reliably, has a dark mode, and has no nasty ads or upsells. It’s not perfect, and there are a few things I wish it did differently, but in today’s age of increasingly bloated and complicated software, there’s nothing really to complain about. If you have a domain and hosting plan lying around, I’d recommend you to give it a go. You can also check out some good alternatives like Tiny Tiny RSS and Leed RSS.