Feed Reader Breakdown

December 23rd, 2005

For those of you that pay extra close attention to what you read through your feedreader (or are just obsessed with looking at links and how they work) you might have noticed that I have switched the feeds for Weblogtoolscollection to Feedburner. This gives me better control over the content, asssures that the content does not get lost when and if my blog is down and gives me cool reports such as the graphic here. I do miss being able to instantly modify my feed without having to ping Feedburner over and over again.
Feed Reader Breakdown
I personally (still) use Feed on Feeds and since Alex did not offer me the chance to alpha test FeedLounge (just kidding Alex, no hard feelings at all) I have modified FoF to suit my tastes and my needs.

As I’m sure everyone in this business is aware, the feed reader market has heated up considerably. There are new players such as Google, MSN (though still quite annoying to use) and of course the old skool players such as bloglines and Rojo. Most of these have their set of benefits, but from my traffic stats, it looks like Bloglines is winning hands down.

What feed reader do you use?




  1. Geof F. Morris (13 comments.) says:

    I am definitely a FL user. ;)

  2. Steve (1 comments.) says:

    After different test i think I got THE freed reader: GreatNews

  3. nikkiana (5 comments.) says:

    I’m currently a Google Reader user. I used to use Bloglines, but I got fed up with the fact they always seemed to be down… and I was tired of waiting for FeedLounge… so Google Reader ended up being a good alternative for me.

  4. Randy Peterman (3 comments.) says:

    FeedDemon. I’m subscribed to this feed through the WP dashboard, but all of my non WP feeds come through FeedDemon. It rocks. I’m not sure if FeedDemon shows up as NewsGator or not since NewsGator bought out Nick, but I love the GUI and its simplicity.

  5. Teli (24 comments.) says:

    I still haven’t found a feed reader to rule them all. I thought I did a while back, but it consumed too much memory and took forever to load up once I passed 50 feeds. Now, I just use a combination of Sage and Thunderbird’s buggy feed reader :|

  6. Christoph Wagner says:

    Im using FeedDemon.
    Ans as I now have 2 versions to sync I think I’ll use the subscriber version via Newsgator as soon as it comes out.

  7. Chris Meller (10 comments.) says:

    FeedLounge! Wooo!

    Out of curiosity, how many FeedLounge’rs are there in your stats?

  8. Alex (3 comments.) says:

    Just a couple more weeks now… :)

  9. jim (6 comments.) says:

    I’m a bloglines addict as well

  10. amtsleiter (3 comments.) says:

    Is nobody using Sage for Firefox? I just love the simplicity and the fact that i dont need any extra software.

    I also like feedburner. It has some nice features like comments, technorati links etc….

  11. Mark (5 comments.) says:

    Akregator, it’s the only way to fly read your feeds! :)

  12. Rori (1 comments.) says:

    Bloglines. I have never tried anything else. Hmmm.

  13. bioanarchism (1 comments.) says:

    I am using RSSowl. Tried a couple of other feed aggregating software before I got stuck with RSSowl.

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