Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Reader, part 3

Okay, so last week was a total disaster, but maybe Pulse is better. Although it would have to try very hard to be worse.

---Again, you can import all of your old feeds from Reader.
---The presentation is nice.

---How is literature not it their interests??
---It’s kind of annoying that I have to “pick interests”.
---It’s really frustrating that you can’t sign out. Once you sign in, you can’t get back to the homepage or the “Import from Reader” link. It is seriously not user friendly.
---I don’t like that it shows a bunch of pages from your post feeds. I only want the unread ones.
---There is no changing anything at all. You can’t alter titles, you can’t group lists, you can’t move things around. Again, not user friendly.

Overall, I’d say this thing is a lot more like Tumblr than a reader. It’s more image-based than word based, showing you pictures from the blog instead of the articles. I can see someone who’s more visual liking it, but I really didn’t. I want to see what my friends are saying, not look at pictures. I also like to have more control over how it’s displayed.

So, for those keeping track, Feedlyis still in the lead by a wide margin. I have to admit, I’m warming up to it.


  1. What is going on with all the spam?? We're getting tons of it too. :( Do they really think I'm going to click on their links? Because I'M NOT!

    I still just use blogger dashboard to scroll through blogs. It's slow and I only get around once or twice a week, but it's the easiest way for me.

  2. Once again, I thank you profusely for testing all these readers & reviewing them. You've no idea how much I appreciate someone else doing all the hard work and writing it down! But to show my appreciation a little bit, I'm tweeting this series right now. :)

  3. I'm finding all the discussion (not just from you) about finding a new reader kind of fascinating. In a train wreck sort of way.

  4. I kind of like Feedly. At least it seems to be working for me (although I haven't tried to access blogs on outside computers yet, and that might be an issue). I keep hoping you'll find something better. Maybe this week?

  5. Your snarky prose combined with your analytical mind endears you to me. :)

    I'm still with Feedly. It's growing on me.

  6. Ok, now I'm really going to have to try Feedly. Also, the name is so cute.

  7. I haven't tried any of these. Sounds like there are a lot of cons.

  8. It definitely sounds like it's skewed towards too many cons...


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