Blog Index for June 2013

Oddly named BazQux could be excellent Google Reader replacement

(2013-06-26 03:26) Recently my favorite iPad based news reader, (itunes.apple.com) Feeddler, announced they'd chosen their new back-end service - BazQux.  The race is on to replace Google Reader, and the Feeddler guy spent the last few months looking for an alternative back end service, and chose BazQux, leading me to go take a look.  It's a competent news reader that imports your subscriptions direct from Google Reader and does a great job displaying them.  However it has a fatal flaw for me.

The Old Reader probably not fit for new paradigms of news reading

(2013-06-26 02:34) The Old Reader was originally developed by people upset that Google removed social sharing features from Google Reader.  The idea was if Google was going to gut supposedly useful features from Reader, they'd develop their own Reader to preserve those features.  Fast forward a couple years and now we have Google about to kill its Reader, and Old Reader isn't quite up to the snuff of replacing it.

Newsify mobile news reader app supports Feedly, doesn't do tags

(2013-06-26 01:42) I'm looking for a Google Reader Replacement and in reviewing Feedly, I came across Newsify because it now uses Feedly as the back end.  This means that Newsify users can quickly switch from using Google Reader, to using Feedly, and still use Newsify to read the news.

Feedly is a great Google Reader replacement, almost

(2013-06-26 01:11) Feedly's newly launched Google Reader replacement is very good, with most of the Reader features I want.  While its' feature set is incomplete today, the company is clearly planning to implement everything and to be responsive to their user base in developing additional features.  I have a fairly specific workflow for processing news items, and Feedly does almost everything that I need it to do, including support for iPad applications.  Further, they're planning to implement the full API for Google Reader which should make it trivial for other news reader applications to hook into Feedly as a back end just as they used Google Reader in the past.