5 ways to discover the best newsletters to read

Newsletters are growing rapidly, and it is not easy to follow them and discover new ones. These sites give you different ways to find the best newsletters to read.

The best writing on the internet is now hidden away in the inbox as more bloggers and authors choose to save their best material for newsletters. While some sites focus on individual issues and messages, others offer you a directory of newsletters by categories and genres. But in the end, you’re sure to find things to follow.

1. Readsom (Web): Directory to discover newsletters to read

Readsom is a directory of newsletters divided by category and ranking, as well as recommended readings for any newsletter

Readsom is a directory of the best newsletters to read, much like InboxReads and other places to discover newsletters. Anyone can submit newsletters to the directory via the simple submission form.

The website features five featured newsletters and several more based on user ratings and recently added. You can also browse by categories like Technology, Makers & Creatives, Startups, Productivity, Finance, Wellness, Food, Life, and more.

For each newsletter you will find a brief description of what it is about and a feature article about the author or the team behind the newsletter. Readsom is also linked to a recommended issue of the newsletter to get an idea of ​​what to expect. It also seeks to be a platform like Goodreads for newsletters by allowing readers to write a review for any newsletter.


2. Wortharead (Android, iOS): app to discover, collect and read newsletters

Wortharead says mainstream news isn’t worth consuming and you’ll find better information in newsletters and blogs. So, the app tries to find the best thematic and news-based newsletters that are actually good and also gives you a space to read them.

When you sign up, the app asks you to select a few interests from topics like culture, technology, sports, politics, global issues, health, literature, and business. The app then displays a feed of recommended newsletters and blogs, which you can add to your library.

The Today section of the app tracks all newsletters and will let you know when they release a new issue. You can read the issue in the app itself and even bookmark it for later.

Most of the mentioned newsletters are from Substack, although you will find a few foreign ones as well. That said, you can add any newsletter or RSS feed to your Wortharead library.

To download: Must Read for Android | iOS (Free)

3. Inbox World and Mereku (Web): Find the best free issues of a newsletter, as submitted by readers

Inbox World is an upvote-based directory for finding the best articles or newsletter issues to read that were originally shared in an email

Not every issue of a newsletter is worth reading. However, once in a while, one issue contains an excellent article while the rest of the newsletter is quite ordinary. Inbox World and Mereku are two places to find this awesome article to read rather than find a newsletter to follow.

In either case, users can submit a link to any article originally sent as part of an email newsletter. It is added to the main directory, which operates on a simple upvote system. The more upvotes a link receives, the higher it will appear in the list.

Usually, you will only get the title, a short description and the creator’s link from the original newsletter. But more often than not, this information and the upvotes it got are enough to decide whether to read it or not.

In Inbox World, you can only sort the list by newest or upvotes. Mereku offers more options for trending articles and the ability to filter by categories such as business, investing, media, marketing, startups, technology, and writing.

4. Discover by Revue (Web): Find the best editorial newsletters

Discover by Revue brings together the best editorial newsletters filled with content by experts, without links or marketing materials

The Revue newsletter subscription service, owned by Twitter, has created a directory of “editorial newsletters” to discover high-quality content. Revue defines an editorial newsletter as an email containing important editorial content, usually composed by people who are passionate about a subject. These will not be email marketing campaigns or links to blog posts. Instead, the email itself is the primary piece of content to read.

The Review team reviews each newsletter submission to ensure that it meets the criteria of an editorial newsletter. If it qualifies for the directory, the team adds a custom three-line description that tells you what you need to know about the content.

There are seven main categories you can filter the directory with: news, social science, marketing, technology, innovation, design, and media newsletter. But don’t stop there; there are other tags and categories that you can find using the powerful search engine.

5. Feeds Mage (Web): Find Newsletters and Blogs From Your Twitter Follows

Feeds Mage analyzes your Twitter follows to discover newsletters and blogs, and how often they update

Most newsletter and blog writers also have an active Twitter account. Chances are you already follow some people on Twitter who make great newsletters, but they’re lost in the noise of the fast-updating timeline. Feeds Mage will help you find them.

Just give Feeds Mage access to your account, and it will scan everyone you follow to see if they have a blog or newsletter. You will find a link to it, as well as an analysis of the update frequency (daily, weekly, monthly or sporadic). You can also filter the list by newsletters, Medium blogs, YouTube channels, Hey World or others.

Flux Mage is powered by MailBrew, which can create a personalized newsletter from blog feeds. However, this part of the service is chargeable.

Create a personalized email for newsletters

When registering for a newsletter, it is recommended to use a personalized e-mail address. This allows you to prevent your email address from being leaked in data leaks. Plus, it’s easier to manage your newsletters when they’re confined to a different inbox. And it is safer to use for newsletter reading apps.

The old trick to add a plus after the name when using Gmail, like “[email protected]”, but people have caught up with this trick. Today, it’s better to create a new email account, especially since it’s free.

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Harry L. Blanchard