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One of the few titles on my list of books that I tell people not to read (http://neilbowers.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/book-review-atlas...)

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$5 isn't a small monthly fee, for a newsreader.

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* might be an idea to have a feedback link (why I'm posting this here) * scrolling becomes tedious very quickly. Needs a better overview mechanism. Eg only show the first N lines of a story unless I'm interested. * Without some notion of how you're going to define relevance, I quickly became way of disliking something. * You could have a way to like/dislike the author, as well as the post. Ie a way to say "I always/never want to read stuff written by this person".

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Yep, OmniGraffle for me. I've been using it for the last 8 years.

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“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” — Malcolm S. Forbes

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http://reederapp.com

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lucian1900 399 days ago | link

It doesn't work without Google Reader's service. How is it an alternative?

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billturner 399 days ago | link

Their twitter feed suggests they're on the case: https://twitter.com/reederapp/status/311995748482945025

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Samuel_Michon 399 days ago | link

No, it also supports Fever. http://brooksreview.net/2012/06/reeder-3/

Plus, this is what the author wrote on Twitter: "Don't worry, Reeder won't die with Google Reader." https://twitter.com/reederapp/status/311995748482945025

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lucian1900 399 days ago | link

Apparently that's only the case for the iPhone version, which is the only one I don't use (as I have an Android phone).

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killion 399 days ago | link

I wonder why Reeder isn't on the list. It's mentioned 15 times in the comments so far.

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Much as I don't want Google to shutdown Reader (though I'm also relying on the http://www.reederapp.com author sorting out another back-end), I would suggest that the number of people signing the petition is going to be <= the number of people currently using Reader.

And Google have decided that number's not high enough for them to keep it around.

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That's a terrible UI. I wanted to add some data, but couldn't work out how to, and gave up in frustration.

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saraid216 487 days ago | link

I thought the two top-ten lists were upvotes/downvotes until I realized there wasn't a way to disagree with the top ten Pro statements. :(

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That's a terrible visualization. It takes way too long to work out what "the story" is.

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sprobertson 516 days ago | link

It's really only useful when interactive - http://www.jasondavies.com/parallel-sets/ - and it still takes a while to figure out what's going on.

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TeMPOraL 516 days ago | link

Clicking on a Show icicle plot! checkbox down in the article converts this visualization to something much more readable.

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hagy 516 days ago | link

I wouldn’t say it’s a terrible visualization, although in general I do believe conditional 2D plots are the best way to show trends in higher dimensions. For example, here are some conditional plots for similar data (Kaggle Titanic competition) that I’ve found insightful.

http://i.imgur.com/C4uyH.png

The conditioning on Sex/Class seems to be the best way to illustrate the trends in these 4 dimensions.

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Nice, needs a bit more complexity and slightly less frustration :-)

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