I’m going to give Google Reader another try after it’s recent upgrade. Here’s what I like:
- Unbroken listing of new feeds (sometime referred to as “river of news”)
- Ability to interact with feeds in their folders if necessary
- Toggle between expanded view and list view of new feeds in the same window without posts being marked as read.
- Posts only marked as read after I scroll past them instead of being marked as read when I click on a folder.
- Import of the Bloglines OPML file actually preserved my folder structure, which has been a complaint in the past — not sure if this is a Google Reader feature or a Bloglines feature or just a standard feature for everyone.
- Integration into my Google Account — single sign-on for lots of the stuff that I use is pretty nice.
Recent problems with Bloglines:
- Saved posts no longer accessible — I can see what blogs that they came from, but can’t access the posts no matter what I do.
- Random downtime with the plumber graphic.
- Some of the stuff that I mentioned above that Google Reader does and Bloglines does not.
Link (if you already have Gmail, login, and then click the “all my services” link in the upper left corner)Tags: Bloglines, Google Reader, aggregator, RSS, ATOM, Ross Hollman, Strategize