Saturday, November 18, 2006

Google reader

I just found out Google has updated its reader application. It has a new layout, which resembles more what a desktop RSS reader would look like. On the left is a list of feeds and on the right the posts of the selected feed. And a feature to mark all posts as read. It's a lot easier to use than the previous version.

Until now I only used a feedreader on one computer because it is nearly impossible to synchronize feedreaders on different computers: Which post have I read on which computer? Did I read this post already?

For this reason I started looking for an online feedreader, but none seemed to have the same features as a desktop version, the most important one being able to keep track of read/unread posts. When I discovered Google reader, I was happy to find out it could remember which posts I had read already. But it had some flaws (and bugs), so I decided to keep using my desktop feedreader.
Until now. With the new version of the online feedreader, I can abandon the desktop version and use the online one.

Now I can check the feeds I'm subscribed to anywhere and anytime, on any computer or device. I don't have to be at home to do so.

4 comments:

B.R.U.C.E said...

ten eerste ben je in lijn een een verleden tijd vergeten (tenzij je '... an update to...' bedoelde) en nten tweede ga je ooit nog eens een post schrijven waarvoor ik niet de vertalingshulp van een it'er nodig heb?

ruleant said...

de fout is aangepast, merci om dit te melden. :-)
Wat de tweede opmerking betreft: ooit nog wel eens, op een regenachtige of een stralende dag.

Peter said...

What about bloglines?

ruleant said...

I guess I haven't searched good enough then. :-?