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Feed Readers

Thursday, August 10th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Odds are you read a number of blogs, right? Do you tend to work from bookmarks within your browser to jump between blogs? Do you use a favorites list or a blogroll to get to those blogs? Or do you use a feed reader?

I’ve yet to find a feed reader that really just clicks for me, though lately the closest that’s come is customizable content aggregator Netvibes. After using it for a few weeks, though, I’m not convinced that I’m feeling it. I’ve also experimented with Google Reader, which is also very cool, but again, not convinved that it’s for me. I’ve long had a Bloglines account, but am not totally hooked on it, either.

What’s your feed reader of choice? Why is it the best one around? There’s no shortage of options out there, from Web-based apps to the desktop-based variety. Convince me, please.

Tags: blogging

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Silus Grok // Aug 10, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Hey Gabe… long time no comment!

    : )

    I’m on a Mac, and my feedreader of choice is NetNewsWire… though I was recently recommended to Endo.

  • 2 Gabe A_nderson // Aug 10, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Good to hear from you, Silus! And thanks for the suggestion.

    There’s also the personalized Google home page, which is another option, and nicely integrates with the Google toolbar since you can just click the “Subscribe” link.

  • 3 Jordan // Aug 10, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    I started off with NetNewsWire on my Mac. I love the program, but I really wanted a reader that’s online so that I can check at home, at work and on the road.

    I moved on to Fastbuzz, which I liked. I even built a Konfabulator Widget for them (

    Finally, I settled on the Google New Reader, mostly because it’s Google. As it slowly matures, the feature set is getting cool:
    (1) I can check anywhere.

    (2) I have a Google Reader module on my Google Homepage. It’s slick.

    (3) I have a Google Reader module on my Google Mobile Homepage and I can even read it from my lame phone on the road.

    (4) I “share” feeds. The blogroll on my website “Recent Dogma” is from my Google Reader account showing all the recent posts of people in my “Friends” category.

    (5) I really do share feeds! I mark my favorites, and have a shared feed of that which goes to some of my friends interested in stalking me.

  • 4 Joe V // Aug 11, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    I just go down the list of links on my own blog.