Google Reader refugee seeks new RSS home

I'm not making any decisions until all these players have a chance to make changes to target those of us who like the Reader format. I suspect a lot of these companies will update directly in response to this, and that might take 2-3 months.

Yup, I'm not in a rush. I'll keep my ear to the ground and look seriously come June. For now I'll let things shake out and see who all steps up to court me.

I'm not going to lie. I'm gonna take the lazy approach and wait for everyone else on here to figure out where they are going, and if it is more than one place, I'll just pick randomly until one fits my fancy.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

I'm not going to lie. I'm gonna take the lazy approach and wait for everyone else on here to figure out where they are going, and if it is more than one place, I'll just pick randomly until one fits my fancy.

We all decided you should send me $100 and I tell you which one is best.

Spoiler:

It's not Google Reader.

BadMojo wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

I'm not going to lie. I'm gonna take the lazy approach and wait for everyone else on here to figure out where they are going, and if it is more than one place, I'll just pick randomly until one fits my fancy.

We all decided you should send me each of us $100 and I we'll tell you which one is best.

Spoiler:

It's not Google Reader.

FTFY

Sigh, just got a response form that recruiter:

Thanks for your response. If you would be open to hearing a little more about our roles and potentially interested in interviewing let me know and we can move forward accordingly. Sounds like you have a good thing going on at the moment

Thanks again!

My hopes of at least one voice making it up the chain are dashed.

God dammit. Good try though!

Tell him you'd like to make an RSS news aggregator.

So, has anyone switched yet? I'm still hedging my bets, looking at a couple alternatives:

- Feedbin, which seems to be a pretty straightforward Reader clone
- Feedwrangler, which has a more forward-thinking approach; killer feature seems to be Smart Feeds where you can filter posts by search terms. It has an API that should allow pretty broad adoption. Review over at Macstories.

Both are subscription-based, but I'd be willing to shell out for a sustainable alternative with good desktop and mobile app support. Maybe

I am happy enough with feedly that I don't even miss Google Reader any more.

MikeSands wrote:

I am happy enough with feedly that I don't even miss Google Reader any more.

Same, at least in Chrome. My only concern is that, since all of my feeds came from reader, they'll disappear when reader does.

oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:

I am happy enough with feedly that I don't even miss Google Reader any more.

Same, at least in Chrome. My only concern is that, since all of my feeds came from reader, they'll disappear when reader does.

Feedly is transitioning to their own back end, independent of Google Reader. Your subscriptions, tags and saved posts should all transition seamlessly. We'll see how seamless it is, but apparently the transition work has already begun.

Yeah, been running Feedly for a while now. It works fine for my needs.

Went cold-turkey when I switched to Feedly. I've fully adjusted now and am quite happy with it. I use it both with Chrome on Windows, iPhone and iPad. Hope it handles the transition well...

I've switched to NewsBlur and it's awesome. Subscription-based, the guy who runs it is great, has a nice mobile app, and I like the Bayesian training feature. Definitely recommend it.

Ranger Rick wrote:

I've switched to NewsBlur and it's awesome. Subscription-based, the guy who runs it is great, has a nice mobile app, and I like the Bayesian training feature. Definitely recommend it.

I went with NewsBlur as well and have been pretty happy with the switch. If anything, this switch has helped me clear out a lot of dead or unwanted feeds.

oilypenguin wrote:
MikeSands wrote:

I am happy enough with feedly that I don't even miss Google Reader any more.

Same, at least in Chrome. My only concern is that, since all of my feeds came from reader, they'll disappear when reader does.

Since Feedly has their own back end, that won't be a problem. What I'm going to miss is the fact that my different RSS programs won't have the same source, so I'll either have to choose one of them, or reread all the same things over and over. I use Feedly on my PC, but on the iPad I use Flipboard. Both will soon have their own, independent sources, with different read/unread databases. I think this sucks.

I've switched to feedly, seems ok right now.

I tried to sign up for NewsBlur but they'd disabled free accounts when I tried.

Has anyone tried Rivered?
http://www.rivered.io/

I just quit rss. I'm much happier having done so. If I want some quick geek stuff, hackurls.com has me covered.

il dottore wrote:

So, has anyone switched yet? I'm still hedging my bets, looking at a couple alternatives:

- Feedbin, which seems to be a pretty straightforward Reader clone
- Feedwrangler, which has a more forward-thinking approach; killer feature seems to be Smart Feeds where you can filter posts by search terms. It has an API that should allow pretty broad adoption. Review over at Macstories.

Both are subscription-based, but I'd be willing to shell out for a sustainable alternative with good desktop and mobile app support. Maybe ;)

I tried Feedbin, but it wouldn't work at all in Opera, so out it went.

Never even heard of Feedwrangler. Wish I could try it without them charging me, like Feedbin did, but I might give it a shot.

So far my favorite is also Newsblur.

So far all I've done is switch my desktop RSS reader to RSS Owl. It's still using Google for the backend so it was a lateral move, but unlike FeedDemon it's still in development.

Which feed readers out there that people are recommending don't require anything more than a login for a desktop computer? If I'm required to install something, I'll just give up RSS, I guess.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Which feed readers out there that people are recommending don't require anything more than a login for a desktop computer? If I'm required to install something, I'll just give up RSS, I guess.

Feedly authenticates with your google account, runs in browser. You only need to download something for the android or iOS interfaces. That's probably true of most of the applications mentioned so far

DanB wrote:

Feedly authenticates with your google account, runs in browser. You only need to download something for the android or iOS interfaces. That's probably true of most of the applications mentioned so far

Thanks, guess I've been reading stuff all wrong.

LockAndLoad wrote:
Ranger Rick wrote:

I've switched to NewsBlur and it's awesome. Subscription-based, the guy who runs it is great, has a nice mobile app, and I like the Bayesian training feature. Definitely recommend it.

I went with NewsBlur as well and have been pretty happy with the switch. If anything, this switch has helped me clear out a lot of dead or unwanted feeds.

I've been wanting to support NewsBlur for years now, and I think I've finally switched over tonight. We'll see how it goes, but I love that there's android and iOS apps available now. That it's Free Software is a huge plus as well, since I know I can always install and run it myself if I can't afford or don't like the service any more.

I use Feedly, but will probably switch back to Flipboard when they come online with their own read/unread database etc... Although Feedly is very similar, I like both. It's a toss up.

I loved FlipBoard, and find that it has a better iOS implementation (on both phone and iPad), but chose Feedly for desktop.

On the other hand, Feedly is the only service where I have to consistently log into (and "allows access" from my Google account) when using any form of OAuth.

After being burned by Google, I've decided to go with the self-hosted Fever web app. Feedly and Feed Wrangler look like great options, but I'd rather not have to switch to something else in a year or two when/if those go bust.

If you're on iOS, I can recommend Ashes as a great app to access your Fever installation.

Hey Chris, I've been eyeing Fever. How are you liking it?

Veloxi wrote:

Hey Chris, I've been eyeing Fever. How are you liking it?

If you've got the skills to set it up, it works great. The web interface is bit on the fiddly side (especially on tablets and phones), that's why I prefer to use other apps to access the content.

Anything specific you want to know?