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Damn you, Indecision!

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By: jezlyn

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 16:52:17 +0000

Hi, Chris. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I have experience with web RSS readers -- is my favorite. However, I found that when the sites are undergoing upgrades to add new features, the RSS feed polling suffers, which is to be expected, but still is annoying. So I wanted to switch to a standalone reader so I would have a bit more control over that. Also, I can change the layout of feeds in a standalone reader, which is appealing. I still haven't entered my feeds into Feedlinx to keep them centrally synced up, but I still plan on doing so, so I'm not really concerned about the syncing issue that much. I also don't have that many feeds that I check everyday (have lots of "backup" feeds that I read when I'm bored), so that's another reason syncing isn't that big of a concern.

By: jezlyn

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 16:41:41 +0000

Hi, Shannon. When I had GreatNews opening links in the internal browser, I didn't notice it being slow or unresponsive. But I didn't use the internal browser for very long. Clicking on links and opening them in FF is fairly quick.

By: Chris Wales

Wed, 31 May 2006 21:23:14 +0000

Have you experimented with any web based feed readers? Using a web based feed reader will allow you to use Firefox as usual, with the added benefit of being able to access your feeds from anywhere. We are currently working on a new feed reader at -- you should be able to import all of your feeds via Opml and get started pretty quickly. There are many cool features here already and many new ones on the way.

By: Shannon Whitley

Wed, 31 May 2006 13:38:39 +0000

Are you noticing any response issues with GreatNews? That's my only issue so far. There seems to be a pause if I want to view the post directly from the blog. Perhaps configuring it to use the external browser will help. I'm testing out RSS Bandit and running my own comparison. I'm very much in agreement with you on their strengths.