You use an RSS reader to keep up with the latest news, but what about the best stories? Wouldn’t it be great to browse through articles starting with the best ones?
Cranked is a self hosted RSS reader that separates the wheat from the chaff and floats articles most worthy of your attention right to the top at your command.
No, Cranked does not act like a smart aleck suggesting articles ‘you may like’ with hits and misses. It grabs ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ data from Facebook & Twitter to determine the best stories. If 10,000 people recommend an article, it's probably worth checking out.
Use Cranked and stop missing out on the best stories.
Hit 'CRANK UP THE FEEDS' and the most liked & shared articles on Facebook & Twitter will float to the top no matter which folder, feed or search term you're in. Suddenly, your RSS feed reader is curated by users all around the web. You will never run out of great stories to read or miss out on important news.
Don't you hate it when an an article is truncated, breaking your flow of reading? Not anymore. Click the 'Mobilize' button and your truncated article will transform into a full one thanks to Readability. This keeps your reading experience consistent and distraction free, all inside Cranked.
Not everyone prefers the same font size, line height and font selection. Want bigger fonts? Make it bigger. Don't like reading on serif fonts, change it to a sans serif one. Want more height between lines? You got it. You can adjust fonts at any time, no matter what device you are currently using.
Are you a keyboard shortcut junkie? If so, you're in for a treat. Keyboard shortcuts are supported for almost every operation. You can even scroll a page up and down with the up/down arrow keys smoothly by 100px (or 400px with shift key) without having to move your hand over to the mouse for scrolling.
Perform any action on any articles you like with the 'Share Sheet'. You can even create your own custom Share Sheet actions in Settings. For example, write scripts to do anything you like with an article's title, excerpt, URL etc, like sending an email immediately to yourself via a PHP script for instance.
Cranked does not just work on desktop web browsers. It works smoothly on mobile devices as well. Cranked has been tested on iOS and Android browsers so you can take Cranked anywhere with you. You don't even need to install anything or wait for syncing to be over before reading anything.
No. Cranked is a self hosted application that runs on PHP & MySQL. Pay once and it's yours, there's no recurring fee.
You need an Apache server running a Unix like operating system (eg. Linux) with PHP & MySQL support. Almost all hosting companies support them.
Cranked's files are not obfuscated except for the installation and functions file. You can edit the source code for your own personal use without needing these two files.
Yes, extremely easy. Just follow 3 simple steps in the Get Started Guide to get up and running.
Cranked can be installed on one domain per license. To install Cranked on more domains, you need additional licenses. You will not be limited by anything else as Cranked is a self hosted application.
Absolutely. Cranked has a full JSON API you can use to build or integrate with your own native mobile app if you wish.
Similar to desktop apps, updates are free up till the next major version, eg. version 2.x, 3.x etc.
Cranked is yours to keep after a one time payment. There are no recurring fees as Cranked is a self hosted RSS reader app. Use Cranked and take RSS reading to the next level. And stop missing out on great articles! If you encounter problems, we will help you. If it doesn't work out, we'll refund you.