Moving From Bloglines To Google Reader

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What feed reader do you use?

I’ve used Bloglines for some time now, but, being new year and all, I wondered if there was something better?

So I’ve been trying out Google Reader. I didn’t much like it when it first came out but I certainly find I’m liking it now.

The biggest improvement over Bloglines, for me, is that I can read a lot more feeds in less time.

Likes:

  • Easy to manage more feeds in Google Reader. It seems easier to skim read everything. So my subscriptions are actually going up, where in Bloglines I was trying not to add too many.
  • Easy to import all your existing subscriptions via OPML
  • The search is pretty good.
  • I prefer the Ajax to Frames. Seems to be more usable.

Dislikes:

  • Nothing so far, really. I’m sure I’ll discover something

  1. SophieWSophieW01-15-2007

    I’m still on Bloglines – from when you got me set up. Funnily enough I was wondering if I should try anything else just the other day. The Ajax interface of Google Reader definitely sounds interesting.

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo01-15-2007

    Changing habits is the hardest bit, I’m sure :)

  3. benagarrbenagarr01-15-2007

    Hi,
    Please check out feedable.com. We’re getting close to public beta but I’d really like feedback from Google Reader users.

    Feedable is sort of like google reader and meme tracking integrated if that makes any sense to you. I have 194 feeds in my account.

    Tell me what you think.

    -ben

  4. dotTimdotTim01-15-2007

    I’ve recently moved from Bloglines to Google Reader, and just like you I didn’t like Google Reader when I first started using it. Bloglines still seems quicker and I have admit I like how Bloglines marks everything as read when I move away from a feed (though there are times when I forget to ‘Keep’ a post I want to read later). The Trends feature in Google Reader is nice, though I want to see a list of “Dinosaurs” – i.e. feeds I rarely read or open and then give me an easy way to unsubscribe.

  5. SophieWSophieW01-15-2007

    > Changing habits is the hardest bit.

    Definitely. Still I’ll give it a whirl and post my feedback. :)

  6. SophieWSophieW01-15-2007

    It definitely takes a little getting used to. I’m so tempted to just go back to Bloglines. But it is nice. And it’s definitely good to see how other readers handle posts, esp if you blog yourself.

  7. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo01-15-2007

    DotTim: “….I like how Bloglines marks everything as read when I move away from a feed….”

    Yes, agreed!!! I like that about Bloglines, and Google Reader doesn’t seem to do it. Is there a setting somewhere that would activate such a function?

  8. SophieWSophieW01-16-2007

    You can mark everything read P – above the posts there’s an option – can’t tell you exactly what it is as I have no unread posts. ;)

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