Thursday, 13 June 2013

Getting to grips with Feedly

Now that the demise of Google Reader is only a matter of weeks away, I have been getting to grips with Feedly. This will be the 'new' means by which I will be able to keep tabs on the numerous blogs that I follow. (I still don't understand why Google have decided to scrap Google Reader ... but it will be gone on 1st July so I had to find an alternative.)

I chose Feedly because it seems to work on all the devices that I am likely to use (PC, iPad, and Kindle) and because they promise that it will migrate everything from Google Reader without me having to do anything ... and from what I can see so far, it has worked.

At present my Google Reader 'page' looks like this when I open it:


The equivalent Feedly 'page' looks like this:


There is not a lot of difference between the two, although the Feedly page is currently optimised so that it gives me a 'Magazine View' and not a 'Full Article' view like Google Reader does.

2 comments:

  1. I've been using Feedly since the announcement was first made. On the whole I'm finding it a reasonably good alternative to Reader.

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  2. Lee Hadley,

    When the announcement about the demise of Google reader was first made I installed Feedly as an app on my iPad ... but somehow I just didn't seem to work as well as Google Reader, so I removed it.

    I have now re-installed it on my iPad as well as installing it on my PC ... and it seems to work much better now.

    Feedly seems to be the best of the alternatives, and now that I getting to grips with it I agree that it is a more than adequate replacement to Google Reader.

    All the best,

    Bob

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