- Great UI. Layout similar to a Magazine
- Intelligent sorting of content - Must Reads etc.
- No offline reading on Android app
- No pure HTML client like Google Reader
- Feedly Chrome Extension eats up RAM and slows down my laptop. Uninstalled.
CONCLUSION: Still looking for a better alternative
I've gone with Newsblur now.
I really don't need all the social 'features' that come with other RSS services.
A number of the people I used to follow on Reader have joined and the social side is flourishing with most of the voices which Google+ snuffed out.
> There are 1192 people in front of you, all patiently waiting
on their free accounts on NewsBlur.
By going premium you can get full and immediate access to NewsBlur.
I get that they're trying to be able to handle the load, but it concerns me that they can't simply 'scale' their service like most modern web applications.
I follow all the people I care to read about -- they tweet their blog postings as they're posted. I follow Techmeme -- they tweet their river of news. I aggressively unfollow or disable retweets for any followed account with a poor signal/noise ratio.
I supplement that with an occasional glance at Google Plus (where the Android/Google-centric like to post updates). If I'm really behind, I just visit http://techmeme.com/river and catch up.
The code is open source and available at Github.
* no offline support
* no way to not use the built-in browser for opening links
* no way to go from a post to all posts from this source
> Since the announcement of Google Reader being discontinued, I have enjoyed this easy app. It also has a simple, attractive interface. Highly recommend.
> Feedly has managed to create a visually appealing RSS reader, that also focusus on a clean simple visual style that is intuitive to use.
It's really weird.
If there are any missing, please submit them via the "Submit App" link in the footer.
We started this as a fun project and we only have an early prototype out but are getting sign-ups. We want it to be a simple, text-heavy, less UI, developer friendly, hacker news style reader.
Please do try it and give suggestions, feedback, bugs, etc. at https://github.com/pykih/reader/issues. In case you are a Rails developer and wish to contribute, we are at https://github.com/pykih/reader. Thank you in advance. :-)
Everything in lists, next-next-next and hit 'O' to actually open an item. Rip through all those feeds fast.
However I have been hunting for a decent rss reader for android ever since flipboard made changes which have resulted in exactly 1 line of text being displayed for each item.
Just today I found Holo Reader.
Super simple, good layout, deals with my hacked up yahoo pipes feeds (where I've jammed header img tags into each description). I'm very impressed by it.
I've trialed various other services and FeedHQ.org is my favorite. (See my recent comment history for more detail on other services I've tried.) It's fast in both UI and checking feeds, and I like the multi-page design instead of the more common 2 or 3-column Reader-like layouts. Most importantly, this means than when reading an article I don't lose more vertical screen real estate to navigation bars.
Accounts are $12/year, so the service should stick around, but the code's on Github in case it doesn't.
PRO: imports GR including which posts you already read.
PRO: GR imported posts contains all history (even from blog feeds that are now defunct)
CON: slows down browser considerably
CON: UI has too much whitespace
CON: UI is slow (browsing with j/k takes ages)
CommaFeed & InoReader & OldReader
PRO: uses as much screen estate as possible
PRO: very fast UI
CON: GR import misses the read/unread markers
CON: GR import incomplete (so now defunct feeds do not appear)
One of the reasons I want to have the defunct feeds, is that it contains the old blog of a friend that passed away.
Before checking this I was convinced I would be going with NewsBlur. Based on the positive feedback on Feedly I decided to check that out.
For me Feedly wins hands down. Winning points:
- instant Google Reader import (wow!)
- list view is very similar to the plain GR view
- social rank for URLs based on G+ and FB (I have been looking for a PostRank replacement ever since Google killed my second favorite app)
What I would love to see in future enhancements:
- extend social rank to filter the views (more like Postrank)
- search within posts that I have read
Check out the code.
Go in chrome to extensions page
set developer mode on
load unpacked extension point it at the checked out folder
If you're logged in to google in another tab, press the button with the cloud on it and it will pull in all of your feeds.
Thanks for the look.
Most of the times I first read the comments before actually going to the main link.
There are screen shots and some instructions on the wiki.
I host it for myself, and it works quite well; no mobile app or mobile-optimized site at the moment, but for the desktop it'll do.
I didn't like any of the existing post-Reader options.
So far, as a FeedDemon on Windows, Reeder on OS X and Reader on Android user, NewsBlur looks like the best option from where I sit (as a 10-year RSS reader user with some 120 feeds ATM). Going to try Feedbin, though.
No direct link to more items from source
Android app limits my subscription list which is well over a hundred sources.
Pros: It sends to my Gmail account, separated by labels, and I can read both in PC and mobile.
Cons: you have to run the command in your PC.
The bad is that it seems slow to update and it's almost unusable on the iPhone.
- clean UI
- shows comments
- integration with Readability to get full article text
- many view modes
- able to subscribe to twitter/fb/g+
- non free (PROS for some people)
- no mobile app yet, but I'm close to finish cloning Google Reader API.
But keeping an open mind. Looking for better changes and sync/2rd party support from FeedHQ, NewsBlur and TheOldReader etc. Feedly is not my thing. It's a funny service. No sync to third party client. You need a Firefox client to read on its website. Means it spies in you.