Last week, I received an email from Dave Smith, the developer behind Feed Wrangler, Pedometer++, Sleep++ (and much else besides) who guested on MPU 543.
Unfortunately, he is shutting down the service to focus on his other projects, which is entirely understandable for an indie developer.
Thank you for being a Feed Wrangler subscriber. This service was created nine years ago when Google announced the end of Google Reader. Unfortunately, today I’m making a similar announcement about the future of Feed Wrangler.
I will be shutting down Feed Wrangler next year, on March 1, 2023. This date is one year since the last member was billed for their subscription. No further membership fees with be charged.
I want to make this transition as straightforward as possible for you. So I’ve worked with the excellent RSS syncing service Feedbin to provide an automatic migration path forward.
If you click this link you’ll be taken to a sign up page for Feedbin that links back to your Feed Wrangler membership. From here you can use Feedbin’s migration feature to bring over your feed subscriptions, starred articles and even synchronize your unread status. You’ll then have a 14 day free trial to get settled in.
I don’t have a business relationship with Feedbin, but reached out to ask if they would build this migration path for my users. Feedbin is the service I will use myself going forward and I can strongly recommend it to you.
Thank you for using Feed Wrangler.
I’ve been a subscriber for most/all of the last 9 years since Google Reader packed up, using Feed Wrangler as a backend for Reeder (and other apps). Now I need to find a new service.
The obvious alternative is FeedBin, but at $5/month ($60/yr) this is more than three times the cost of Feed Wrangler ($19/yr). Alongside subscription fatigue in general - every $5 a month adds up quickly - this is quite a jump.
I recall @MacSparky discussed moving to Reeder with iCloud sync in a previous episode - I’ve not tried this yet, but would be interested to know if this is as flexible as a stand-alone RSS backend (i.e. can one hook in alternative apps, such as DevonThink?).
Any thoughts/suggestions would be most welcomed. I am somewhat surprised no-one had posted about this here already!