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Battle of the RSS feed readers

by mel starrs on September 20, 2007

in Blogging and social networks

I’m currently trying to decide between Google Reader and Bloglines for my RSS reader of choice.  Both keep adding new features and every time I think I’ve decided on one, the other adds the feature I like about the other.  Google Reader is winning at the minute, but the organisation of feeds needs a serious overhaul and I’d like to be able to directly post to delicious.  I’m guessing as delicious is owned by Yahoo, this might not happen, but I can hope.

Anyway, the point of this post is to ask if there is any other reader out there I should be considering?  Needs to be:

  • accessible from any computer (web-based)
  • ability to organise feeds into folders (would love to have nested folders – neither GR or BL have this yet)
  • When I read one post in a feed, the others must stay unread unless I choose otherwise
  • ability to post direct to delicious would be great
  • the ability to email posts (the link into Gmail means GR is winning on this one)
  • drag and drop for organisation of feeds into folders
  • able to publish as a blogroll to this blog so I can keep it more up to date than currently
  • martin

    Hi Mel – look no further than igoogle…I have (too many) RSS feeds set up on what is my home page…better and easier than google reader. Have fun in that camper van

  • martin

    Hi Mel – look no further than igoogle…I have (too many) RSS feeds set up on what is my home page…better and easier than google reader. Have fun in that camper van

  • http://www.sustainablebuildingsolutions.co.uk Matt

    I have started using Flock as my browser, rss reader, blog posting tool, picture posting tool etc.

    The rss seems to work well – sidebare listing my feeds and number of new posts, main page to scroll through and click on those that interest me. It automatically marks as read posts that you scroll through…

    Flock also works with instant messaging via meebo…but a little wonky at times…!

  • http://www.sustainablebuildingsolutions.co.uk Matt

    I have started using Flock as my browser, rss reader, blog posting tool, picture posting tool etc.

    The rss seems to work well – sidebare listing my feeds and number of new posts, main page to scroll through and click on those that interest me. It automatically marks as read posts that you scroll through…

    Flock also works with instant messaging via meebo…but a little wonky at times…!