RIP Desktop RSS Readers

Read/Write/Web – “Desktop RSS Readers Are (Nearly) Dead”

A natural progression. RSS was made for the Web.

3 Responses to “RIP Desktop RSS Readers”

  1. Mario
    July 25, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Because a small percent of people are using desktop readers we can not conclude that they are dead.Moreover, 13 percent is a significant percent. If you are managing hundreds of feeds, desktop readers are the way to go because they are much faster. I used FeedDemon sinchronized with NewsGator and its the best of both worlds: http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/.

  2. Jonathan
    July 25, 2007 at 8:39 am #

    I finally “get” Google Reader and have made the transition. Paired with Gears and you get the best of both worlds: great response in offline reading and portability when online. Add in the ability to backup my list of subscriptions and I’m a happy reader.

    Steven, Thanks again for the info on GReader. I’m a believer!

  3. Steve Matthews
    July 25, 2007 at 12:17 pm #

    I use a web aggregator, but I’m with Mario, if you have to trust in getting the info immediately, desktop has an edge. For the new business, I’ll probably be running FeedDemon.

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