24
Jul

A Review of Online RSS Readers

   Posted by: techiecat   in Review

I was a little frustrated today, for online RSS readers. I used to be a happy woman with Google Reader. However, I found that Google Reader is slow sometimes. After I posted new posts and used ping-o-matic to update them, they just NOT showed up in my Google Reader, even though I could see the new posts in my feed link. The Refresh button is jusr useless! OK, so I said “it is the time to try a new online RSS reader”. I want to have an online RSS reader with similar interface as Google Reader which can retrieve new posts quickly. My little research is as blow.

I just tried the subscribe suggestions provided by Feed Burner.

  • My Yahoo! does not have an inetgrated interface for RSS reading, and it failed to retrieve the most recent posts.

    My Yahoo RSS Interface

    My Yahoo RSS Reader Interface

  • Newgator has a nice interface and retrieve the most recent post quickly.
    Newsgator RSS Reader Interface 2

    Newsgator RSS Reader Interface 1

    However, it does NOT work well in my Firefox 3.0.1. In the following picture, I could not click the “click here” link, hence I could not read older posts. It works well in IE 7.

    Newsgator RSS Reader Interface 1

    Newsgator RSS Reader Interface 2

  • My try for Rojo was more like a joke. After I subscribed with Rojo, nothing was shown in the browser. And not error messages.

    Rojo RSS Reader Interface

    Rojo RSS Reader Interface

  • Blogline has an integrated interface, but it failed to retrieve the most recent posts, too. And where is the “refresh” button? Now, I miss the Google Reader refresh button, At least they have one!
    Bloglines RSS Reader Interface 2

    Bloglines RSS Reader Interface 1

    A very annoying thing of bloglines is that they cannot remember some very useful preferences. For example, they display the unread posts by default and let you choose how old of the posts you want to display. But I cannot find a way to let it remember my preference and have to click the button every time.

    Bloglines RSS Reader Interface 1

    Bloglines RSS Reader Interface 2

  • Netvibes does not have an integrated interface. It discovered the most recent posts correctly.

    Netvibes RSS Reader Interface

    Netvibes RSS Reader Interface

  • Pageflakes does not have an integrated interface. It discovered the most recent posts correctly.

    Pageflakes RSS Reader Interface

    Pageflakes RSS Reader Interface

My pick? I just stayed with my Google Reader, with hope that they will improve it some time later.

Tags:

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2008 at 4:11 pm and is filed under Review. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a reply

Name
Mail (will not be published)
URI
Comment