App of the Week - Feedly

App of the Week - Feedly

The Geek team is obsessed with Feedly, the brainchild of Edwin Khodabakchian that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We discovered it when our dear old friend, Google Reader went buh-bye in 2013.

Feedly is essentially an intellectual Pinterest, as it pulls news articles from all over the darn internet (by RSS feed, or based on search-and-save) and files them into categories that you've created. Businesses and publications create Feedly channels; the website brings these channels to you and organizes them according to content. For example, if you're a foodie trying to stay on top of the next post-cupcake trend, you can ask Feedly to follow the feeds of sites like Food 52 and Smitten Kitchen

Feedly is also a well-oiled productivity machine. Users can share articles easily with team members and create knowledge boards with their co-people and link up with Evernote to store articles to Business notebooks. Droid News ranked it as one of the top-4 reading and news apps of 2015, writing,"It is a must have app if you want quick access to various news sources." Slant follows this high praise and says, "A great feature that adds to the clean feel is 'eliminate clutter,' which keeps only the text of desired topic." The site also notes that Feedly is available on Chrome, Firefox and Safari, along with Android and iOS.  

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).