Apps of Interest: Google ReaderPosted: March 19, 2010
Use: RSS Feed reader
Plaform: Online, via web browser
I was looking for a way to manage my numerous RSS Feed subscriptions and so I decided to try this out. One of Google’s many online services and I find it to be quite useful even if I’ve only been using it for a week or so. It works like your your usual desktop RSS Feed Readers except you will need a Google user account. Feeds can be renamed, sorted into folders and articles can be “shared”.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to get used to if you’ve used a desktop client like FeedReader, FeedDemon or something similar. One other feature that I like on Google Reader is the “More like this…” feature which gives you a list of a few other feeds that touch on the same topic. The service also allows you to import/export your existing subscription list (OPML file). I mainly use it to keep my Tech feeds (news/reviews/ features) as well as track when a “podcast” I listen to releases a new episode. Go ahead and give it a try, since it accessed via you web browser it doesn’t matter what OS your on.