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Saturday, October 8th, 2005, 5:49 pm

Feed Readers Everywhere

Man and his dogMany on-line services incorporate RSS feeds these days. Briefly observe, for instance, the vendor-specific feeds management for this Web log.

It turns out that Google have joined that game with what they call Google Reader. GReader is bound to deliver quite a lot given what we know about Google engineers and their love-affair with Web applications (more latterly videos).

For feeds, I am still using RSSOwl (JRE, hence inter-operable), of which I am a tester. I am also a tester of the Web-based, AJAX-rich Feedlounge (screenshot below), but admittedly I never contribute immensely as a tester. I use RSSOwl (screenshot below) almost exclusively. I am rather loyal to RSSOwl though I occasionally take Feedlounge for a short spin. Feedlounge is somewhat irresponsive, is still in its testing phases, facing an uncertain future and boasts commercial aspirations.

Feedlounge

Feedlounge in action

RSSOwl screenshot

RSSOwl back in April (click to enlarge)

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