The Google Reader Experiment and RSS Diet

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It has now been several months since I switched all of my RSS feeds over to Google Reader. In that time, several of the popular Mac RSS applications have become free. Nevertheless, I’m sticking with Google. Keeping it all through Google makes it very easy to move back and forth between my Mac, my iPhone, and even the windows box in my office. I don’t see myself using anything other than a web based solution for the feeds.

The next thing I need to do is scale back on the number of feeds I subscribe too. It seems I go through this about every six months where I cut everything back and then spend the next six months slowly bloating it. The trouble is I just have way too many interests! What is on your short list of must read feeds? You can get a good idea of mine from the links listed here at MacSparky. Sound off in the comments or drop me a note.

20 Comments The Google Reader Experiment and RSS Diet

  1. iconaholic@gmail.com

    For me NetNewsWire is perfect.
    It syncs between my 3 macs & iPhone (even has an iPhone specific version), & there’s also web & Windows versions (although I haven’t tried the windows version).

    I used to use Newshutch (web reader) but that’s been discontinued. I tried Google Reader which wasn’t too bad (especially http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme“ rel=”nofollow”>Jon Hicks’ theme), but missed some of the features NetNewsWire offers.

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  2. iconaholic@gmail.com

    For me NetNewsWire is perfect.
    It syncs between my 3 macs & iPhone (even has an iPhone specific version), & there’s also web & Windows versions (although I haven’t tried the windows version).

    I used to use Newshutch (web reader) but that’s been discontinued. I tried Google Reader which wasn’t too bad (especially http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme“ rel=”nofollow”>Jon Hicks’ theme), but missed some of the features NetNewsWire offers.

    Reply
  3. iconaholic@gmail.com

    For me NetNewsWire is perfect.
    It syncs between my 3 macs & iPhone (even has an iPhone specific version), & there’s also web & Windows versions (although I haven’t tried the windows version).

    I used to use Newshutch (web reader) but that’s been discontinued. I tried Google Reader which wasn’t too bad (especially http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme“ rel=”nofollow”>Jon Hicks’ theme), but missed some of the features NetNewsWire offers.

    Reply
  4. iconaholic@gmail.com

    For me NetNewsWire is perfect.
    It syncs between my 3 macs & iPhone (even has an iPhone specific version), & there’s also web & Windows versions (although I haven’t tried the windows version).

    I used to use Newshutch (web reader) but that’s been discontinued. I tried Google Reader which wasn’t too bad (especially http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme“ rel=”nofollow”>Jon Hicks’ theme), but missed some of the features NetNewsWire offers.

    Reply
  5. iconaholic@gmail.com

    For me NetNewsWire is perfect.
    It syncs between my 3 macs & iPhone (even has an iPhone specific version), & there’s also web & Windows versions (although I haven’t tried the windows version).

    I used to use Newshutch (web reader) but that’s been discontinued. I tried Google Reader which wasn’t too bad (especially http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/google-reader-theme“ rel=”nofollow”>Jon Hicks’ theme), but missed some of the features NetNewsWire offers.

    Reply
  6. marieboyer@comcast.net

    I also love NetNewsWire, but have just started using Evernote to keep organized between work and home (thanks to the macreviewcast at Surfbits.com).

    I wish NetNewsWire had automatic clipping with Evernote. Google Reader would work because it is browser-based.

    I am sticking with NetNewsWire for now as I love the functionality. Maybe Evernote will come up with a clip feature for NNW. In the meantime, cutting and pasting is working fine.

    Reply
  7. marieboyer@comcast.net

    I also love NetNewsWire, but have just started using Evernote to keep organized between work and home (thanks to the macreviewcast at Surfbits.com).

    I wish NetNewsWire had automatic clipping with Evernote. Google Reader would work because it is browser-based.

    I am sticking with NetNewsWire for now as I love the functionality. Maybe Evernote will come up with a clip feature for NNW. In the meantime, cutting and pasting is working fine.

    Reply
  8. marieboyer@comcast.net

    I also love NetNewsWire, but have just started using Evernote to keep organized between work and home (thanks to the macreviewcast at Surfbits.com).

    I wish NetNewsWire had automatic clipping with Evernote. Google Reader would work because it is browser-based.

    I am sticking with NetNewsWire for now as I love the functionality. Maybe Evernote will come up with a clip feature for NNW. In the meantime, cutting and pasting is working fine.

    Reply
  9. marieboyer@comcast.net

    I also love NetNewsWire, but have just started using Evernote to keep organized between work and home (thanks to the macreviewcast at Surfbits.com).

    I wish NetNewsWire had automatic clipping with Evernote. Google Reader would work because it is browser-based.

    I am sticking with NetNewsWire for now as I love the functionality. Maybe Evernote will come up with a clip feature for NNW. In the meantime, cutting and pasting is working fine.

    Reply
  10. marieboyer@comcast.net

    I also love NetNewsWire, but have just started using Evernote to keep organized between work and home (thanks to the macreviewcast at Surfbits.com).

    I wish NetNewsWire had automatic clipping with Evernote. Google Reader would work because it is browser-based.

    I am sticking with NetNewsWire for now as I love the functionality. Maybe Evernote will come up with a clip feature for NNW. In the meantime, cutting and pasting is working fine.

    Reply
  11. andrew@westropes.co.uk

    One of the things I really like about Google Reader is the ability of taking it offline to read the posts using Firefox and Google Gears (when will Safari support Google Gears?!) I am travelling at the moment so have sporadic connectivity so the ability to just sync up my feeds quickly and then be able to read them offline is a real boon for a web based reader that I can access from any PC if using an Internet Cafe for example.

    Reply
  12. andrew@westropes.co.uk

    One of the things I really like about Google Reader is the ability of taking it offline to read the posts using Firefox and Google Gears (when will Safari support Google Gears?!) I am travelling at the moment so have sporadic connectivity so the ability to just sync up my feeds quickly and then be able to read them offline is a real boon for a web based reader that I can access from any PC if using an Internet Cafe for example.

    Reply
  13. andrew@westropes.co.uk

    One of the things I really like about Google Reader is the ability of taking it offline to read the posts using Firefox and Google Gears (when will Safari support Google Gears?!) I am travelling at the moment so have sporadic connectivity so the ability to just sync up my feeds quickly and then be able to read them offline is a real boon for a web based reader that I can access from any PC if using an Internet Cafe for example.

    Reply
  14. andrew@westropes.co.uk

    One of the things I really like about Google Reader is the ability of taking it offline to read the posts using Firefox and Google Gears (when will Safari support Google Gears?!) I am travelling at the moment so have sporadic connectivity so the ability to just sync up my feeds quickly and then be able to read them offline is a real boon for a web based reader that I can access from any PC if using an Internet Cafe for example.

    Reply
  15. andrew@westropes.co.uk

    One of the things I really like about Google Reader is the ability of taking it offline to read the posts using Firefox and Google Gears (when will Safari support Google Gears?!) I am travelling at the moment so have sporadic connectivity so the ability to just sync up my feeds quickly and then be able to read them offline is a real boon for a web based reader that I can access from any PC if using an Internet Cafe for example.

    Reply
  16. markrob7000@gmail.com

    I echo the comments on Newsgator. I use NetNewsWire desktop client on all my Macs, the great iPhone webapp on my iPhone and the regular webapp when on other peoples computers. It gives me the best of both worlds between full desktop applications (which I still prefer) and web based access when needed.

    Reply
  17. markrob7000@gmail.com

    I echo the comments on Newsgator. I use NetNewsWire desktop client on all my Macs, the great iPhone webapp on my iPhone and the regular webapp when on other peoples computers. It gives me the best of both worlds between full desktop applications (which I still prefer) and web based access when needed.

    Reply
  18. markrob7000@gmail.com

    I echo the comments on Newsgator. I use NetNewsWire desktop client on all my Macs, the great iPhone webapp on my iPhone and the regular webapp when on other peoples computers. It gives me the best of both worlds between full desktop applications (which I still prefer) and web based access when needed.

    Reply
  19. markrob7000@gmail.com

    I echo the comments on Newsgator. I use NetNewsWire desktop client on all my Macs, the great iPhone webapp on my iPhone and the regular webapp when on other peoples computers. It gives me the best of both worlds between full desktop applications (which I still prefer) and web based access when needed.

    Reply
  20. markrob7000@gmail.com

    I echo the comments on Newsgator. I use NetNewsWire desktop client on all my Macs, the great iPhone webapp on my iPhone and the regular webapp when on other peoples computers. It gives me the best of both worlds between full desktop applications (which I still prefer) and web based access when needed.

    Reply

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