I’m replacing Google Reader. It’s apparent that the tool is dying, and that’s a shame – it was pretty damned good. That said, there’s generally something good that comes about when this sort of thing happens, and this time is no different.
Is RSS going away? Despite a post a while back from Camen Design suggesting such a possibility based on various things, I (and Camen Design) don’t believe that’s the case. I use the hell out of Google’s RSS feed reader to track any number of sites, especially in regards to information security – specifically my Identity and Access Management blogs/sites/whatever. I don’t want to visit 30+ sites every day to see if there is anything new!
Anyhow, I did my usual thing, and got out there and started poking around to see what could handle my plethora of feeds. I looked at a few plugins for my favorite browser (Firefox), but the ones that appeared promising appeared to be dying on the vine.
And then, the heavens opened…
Feedly. What a great looking site! It’s got plugins for all the major browsers to help you add content to your feeds. It plugs into your Twitter, Facebook, and Google Reader accounts. It lays it out all snazzy, kinda like a magazine plugin… Simply great. I heartily recommend checking it out.