Fiery Feeds 1.7 introduced the three article view modes Article, Web and Text. Where Article displays the article as contained in the RSS feed 1 and Web simply displays the linked website directly in the article view, the Text mode is a little more complicated.
There are three providers for Fiery Feed’s text mode. First there is readability, which uses Readability publicly available mobiliser 2 and might break whenever Readability changes their output or ends support for it 3.
The other two options are “Formatted” and “Text Only”. Both are open source scripts running on a server provided by Fiery Feeds 4. The Text Only more can parse articles more reliably, but does not include any images or other elements like lists.
The thing with providing a service like this is that a server costs money every month, while selling the app brings in revenue just once. That is why Fiery Feeds now also includes the option to become a patron and support both the ongoing development and my ability to provide services like text extraction. 5.
If you enjoy Fiery Feeds, please do become a patron. Thank you.
- this was the only option before 1.7
- as Instapaper did in 2015
- I’m using Graby for Formatted and Boilerpipe for Text only, for those interested
- Text Extraction in Fiery Feeds is currently available to everyone, but depending on server load and number of patron I might have to restrict it to patrons.