Now that the shock of Google euthanizing Google Reader has been completely internalized, I can really face the reality and move on. However, what I can’t move on is from that fact that I am unable to use the very elegant and very minimalistic, Reeder (which is one of my favorite apps to read news) to consume RSS feeds on my desktop. It was the pretty face to the Google Reader. Reeder app is offering syncing with Feedly (and a few other Reader replacements) but only for their iPhone app, but one has to wait for the iPad and Desktop versions. When it comes to reading RSS feeds, I primarily use iPad (when on the go) and my Macbook Pro (at home/work.) On my iPhone, Twitter is essentially my default news reader. I eschew any apps (Flipboard for example) that aren’t optimized around rapid consumption of information in quick short bursts on a smaller screen. Status updates (mostly through crisp and clear headlines) are what make Twitter so useful. Needless to say, I am finding the whole thing very disrupting.
- How to get your data our of Google Reader before it dies this Sunday.
- Also, my post, Why does everyone except Google want to build a reader.