Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RSS readers...

I tried feedly for a couple of days but I just can't get used to the interface. Its never clear how many unread items I have. I don't want a magazine interface. What I'd really like is a river of news, and if thats not available then a google reader type interface.

The second problem I ran into with feedly is that I can't open links in the background. That is a must for me.

I guess that only leaves me with running a RSS reader locally. In the short term I'm probably going to go with planetplanet.org. I've used it before, and really like it once its setup. I just don't like the fact that I have to edit a configuration file and restart the app every time I want to add an RSS feed. In the long term, I might be able to write my own RSS reader, if I ever get time.

Update: Forgot to mention that I am using liferea on Linux, which seems nice, but I haven't used it as much as feedly. Will update later.