Which RSS Reader-Aggregator(s) do you prefer?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Wild Hunter, Jan 7, 2013.

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What RSS Reader-Aggregator do you use?

  1. Desktop Reader-Aggregator(s) - which?

    15.9%
  2. Web-based Reader-Aggregator(s) - which?

    19.0%
  3. Built-in Feed Reader-Aggregator(s) of Browser(s) - which?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Extension(s) for Browser(s) - which?

    11.1%
  5. Built-in Feed Reader-Aggregator(s) of Email Client(s) - which?

    3.2%
  6. Extension(s) for Email Client(s) - which?

    1.6%
  7. Other(s) - which?

    3.2%
  8. None

    47.6%
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  1. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Desktop, RSSOwl.
     
  3. PJC

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    I don't use any of them.
     
  4. NSG001

    NSG001 Registered Member

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    FeedDemon (Free)
    Rainmeter RSS skins (various)
     
  5. dogbite

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    Built-in in Opera Browser Email client.
     
  6. safeguy

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    At 1 point in time I felt the need for a RSS Reader as I had a few blogs that I often follow. I tried a few but decided that desktop-based ones are not for me. I tried Google Reader but didn't really like it until I tried Feedly . That changed it - it worked great with the way I do things.

    However, due to a change in my life schedules, I had to stop keeping up with blogs. Eventually, I found it all to be an information overload. That little beauty called RSS became my enemy.

    Nowadays, I just load up the site if I feel like reading something. I'll probably have another go at RSS readers in the future but not now..
     
  7. Wild Hunter

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    This is an area where Opera desperately needs improvements IMO. There is no powerful and/or global cleanup option for old entries (oddly, some previous versions of Opera had this feature) and you have to manually change the update frequency of every RSS Feed (no global option too). It also doesn't support Live Bookmarks (unlike Firefox and Internet Explorer).

    Anyways, another reason that makes me use Google Reader is the good feel of depending less of any specific browser.
     
  8. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I dont read news on the PC, I just use an application called Flipboard on my iPhone (also available for Android)
     
  9. Mman79

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    I'd like Chrome to handle RSS feeds decently without the use of extensions, desktop readers or making a Google account. But that doesn't look like it's in the cards.
     
  10. Wild Hunter

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    It's hard for a browser to get worse than Chrome when it comes to built-in RSS Reading. I've been complaining here about this since Chrome very first version and almost nothing changed in this area. Internet Explorer, on the other hand, saw dramatic improvements in this area in last versions, especially version 8. The IE Team listens to regular users feedback more than Chrome devs IMO.
     
  11. Mman79

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    Heck, most program devs listen to users more than Chrome devs do. With Chrome there is definitely a feeling of "our way or no way" in a lot of areas. But yeah, I really want them to show some support for RSS.
     
  12. roger_m

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    I have never used one. Maybe I'm missing out on something by not using one - but I know absolutely nothing at all about RSS.
     
  13. Mman79

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    Think of it like a ticker in Times Square or on your TV. RSS feeds don't constantly scroll across your screen like that (which would be a little annoying I think), but they are constantly updating as news breaks, blog posts and whatever come in. It's a great way to keep up with articles/news on your favorite sites without needing to visit the actual websites several times a day. You just click on an article in your feed like you would any link, and you go directly to that story/post. All websites that have RSS enabled will show a little orange icon usually labeled RSS somewhere on their front page. Just click that and the feed gets enabled for that site in your RSS reader.
     
  14. roger_m

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    Thanks for that - I think I'll download a RSS reader tonight.
     
  15. chrisretusn

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    I can certainly understand that. I monitor a large number of feeds, most days I just scan the headlines, pick and choose those that peak my interest and skip the rest.
     
  16. TairikuOkami

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    None. I find reading headlines boring and time consuming. Unless there is an interesting image, the article has a little chance to draw my attention and RSS has no images.
     
  17. dogbite

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    it meets my needs overall. I just imported my feeds from Google Reader (I am going away from G services for other reasons) and that was it.
    For sure it needs some improvements especially when about deleting entries, as you said.
    But it's quite comfy to have emails and feeds all in one place.
    The feature I like most is that you can read the full article on the client, without the need of going to the website and also photos are displayed.
     
  18. Noob

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    None! :D
     
  19. SweX

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    Same :D
     
  20. tomazyk

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    FeedDemon for me.
     
  21. J_L

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    I've used the web-based Google Reader for quite a while now.
     
  22. Wroll

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    Google Reader with RSS Owl.
     
  23. koliko

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    Google Reader
     
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