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Life after Bloglines [Sep. 14th, 2010|02:50 pm]

Just in case there are any other OS X users out there who don't get on with Google Reader, and are sorry to see Bloglines shut down... I've been using Vienna RSS for the past few days and am pretty happy with it:

  • It's free and open source.
  • It does all the basics: lets you organise your feeds into folders, lets you mark things as flagged or as unread, has a couple of smart folders for "today's articles", "unread articles", etc.
  • It's mostly drivable from the keyboard, with the only exception being clicking on external links to open them (in the web browser of your choice — this is configurable).
  • I haven't come across any major bugs, just one or two niggles/missing minor features.

Edited to add: in comments, mstevens recommends Liferea for Linuxy types.

(I'm not suggesting people should stop using Google Reader — it just doesn't suit my needs particularly well.)


From: mstevens
2010-09-14 02:57 pm (UTC)
For people who like linuxy things, I've liked Liferea.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2010-09-14 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've edited this recommendation into the post.
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[User Picture]From: techiebabe
2010-09-14 06:31 pm (UTC)
That was helpful - not for me but because I was able to pass on the recommendations to a twitter person. (Didn't know whether to credit you or not because I don't know whether you like strangers following links to your blog; if you'd like me to credit you I'll go back and tweet a thank you ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2010-09-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
Linking to my public posts is always fine. If I don't want something linked to or read by strangers then I put it under friendslock. Glad to be of help!
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[User Picture]From: jvvw
2010-09-14 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I'm in the category of people you describe and was wondering what to try - will give it a go!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2010-09-15 07:54 pm (UTC)
Let me know what you think :)
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[User Picture]From: jvvw
2010-09-16 08:31 pm (UTC)
Will do (I'm probably going to stick with Bloglines to the bitter end though before switching, but have installed it).

I've also been half-wondering whether this is a sign I should give up reading feeds altogether!
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