Read/Write/Web – “Desktop RSS Readers Are (Nearly) Dead”
A natural progression. RSS was made for the Web.
July 25, 2007
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/.
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!
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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