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My introduction to Stoop - The Best Way to Manage Your Newsletter Subscriptions

Posted at — Mar 6, 2020

So, a post after a very long break! A lot has changed in the personal and professional front, I’ll be sharing the stories, and I’ll try to keep this blog alive from now on. After all, it is my identity :)

With that said, let’s jump into the story:


I consume a lot of information - blogs, newsletters (paid and free), books, Quora, Reddit, magazines, podcasts, audiobooks -you name it, I’ll be using it.

Given the number of sources involved, I’m always in the lookout for ways to aggregate information so that I have fewer apps to check. I use Pocket for my read-it-later list, Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Telegram for bookmarking (in addition to Pocket), Pocket Casts for Podcasts, and Audible for audiobooks. Newsletters remained the darkhorse as it was difficult to consolidate them under a single app. I no longer wanted them on my primary email, as it was causing a lot of clutter.

I tried various apps before using Stoop. I used self-hosted FreshRSS for a while, but the interface wasn’t to my liking, and there was no mobile app to go along. I tried Feedbin for a while, but it was expensive for what it was doing, and the UX wasn’t that great either. I tried using a myriad of other services before settling on a dedicated Gmail account just for newsletters. It worked for a while. But I still felt the UX was missing and wasn’t comfortable using it.

My Introduction to Stoop:

I then came across this twitter thread thanks to my friend Adi Patil quoting it. I wasn’t alone!

What’s better? Someone had recommended Stoop in one of the replies, which triggered some memories. I had checked out the app long ago, but for some reason, I didn’t go with it and had forgotten about it.

I decided to give it a shot this time and signed up. I fell in love almost instantly because it was closer to my expectations than all the other apps (yeah apparently I have tall expectations so I can never find the perfect app :()

I loved it so much that I went for the Premium subscription within a few minutes of signing up for the free app. Let’s dig into some of the features I personally love:

Stoop Features:

Stoop goes a step further and tries its best to make subscribing to these letters as easy as possible, which is commendable.

Other Features I Haven’t Explored:

Having used Stoop for a little over a week now, I must say I’m impressed with the thoughtfulness that has gone into it - be it with the Pocket integration or the Curated Lists, it’s designed to be a complete aggregator service with great UX, and I’m loving it!

If you are having the same problem as I did, I recommend you check out Stoop. The Premium version is worth the $10 per year price (that’s just 2 - 2.5 coffees) (Rs. 850/year if you are in India) as it saves a lot of time.

PS: I love tinkering with products and would be writing about more products in the days to come. Please let me know how I can make this blog more useful for you in the comments.