Thursday, March 14, 2013

Reader alternatives

I use google reader service to keep up with blogs and sites I normally follow.
It suits the porpoise and it's easy to work with, plus it's web based so I can keep up with followed blogs/sites as long as I have network access and a browser.

Here's a screenshot when all the news for the day are read:

(no special order in the blogs list, except mine first :))

Now the problem is: Google will decommission this nice web app in July first.

I wonder what software fellow readers use to read blogs/feeds/site feeds.

Of course I could get an XML/RSS parser lib and make a small hosted app for the purpose but time is already short for soldering and I put soldering first in my free time...

I'm open to ideas, preferably web based, but I'm considering also Linux based ones also. So let me know your opinions!

Have a nice day!


Unknown said...

I use the reading list in Blogger Dashboard on my PC. But my Android devices use the Google Reader app.

Julian, G4ILO

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

Thank you Julian,

I never had notice the option of adding blogs to the list since I never read from the blogger dashboard.
Looks nice and it's now my first alternative.


James said...

I installed tiny tiny rss onto a computer I am using as a server and it seems to work great. I read your post in it just now. It even let me import the xml file with all of my feeds in it so I didn't have to manually do that all over again.

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

Hello James,

Thank you for sharing, first time look on tiny tiny rss, looks very nice, right know I'm on php4 but next week will try that on a public server with php5 needed for the install.
I'm also evaluating "" "service" that looks similar to google reader.