Wednesday, May 08, 2013


As some of you might know, Google Reader is calling it quits as of July 1st. I hadn't switched to a new reader yet, but this morning, Google Reader was giving me problems (it would only load 2 articles and then stop, despite restarting Firefox), so I finally decided to seek out a new option.

There are several RSS Feed Readers available on the web to manage all your blogs, and for a while I was considering "The Old Reader" but they appear to still be in Beta, so I looked for another one.

The one I ended up choosing was Feedly.

Feedly is a Firefox add-on, and will also work with your phone and tablet (I have neither). I'm not sure if it's also available for Chrome, Explorer, Opera, or other browsers.

It was exceptionally quick and easy to install (it took less than a minute), and I absolutely love how easy it is to use, and how nice and clean it looks. It gives you several viewing options (list view, most recent, card view, or full article, which is what I usually like to view).

I would highly recommend it.


For those of you who are "out of the loop" when it comes to readers, basically it is just an add-on that keeps track of all your blog subscriptions. Every time one of your blogs has a new post, it goes into your reader list, and it stays there until you have the chance to read it. I follow something like 100 different blogs, so being able to have them all in a list is very convenient for me, since I don't have to go visit each blog's webpage individually to see if anything new has been posted.

All you need to do is find a blog you like to follow, and find their "subscribe" button (sometimes it will say "feed" or "posts" or "Atom" etc, but these all work through an RSS feed and will work with any reader programs you want to use.

1 comment:

  1. I've been using it for a month or so. It takes a bit of getting used to after years of Google Reader, but I'm beginning to like it now. It also seems to be under active development (a good thing) .