Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

Topic # 115118 14-Mar-2013 12:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

Anyone else hopelesly stuck on Google Reader?

For me as an RSS junkie it is the only way to handle volume, magazine-styled readers like Flipboard/Pulse et al just cannot meet that need.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
568 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 781579 14-Mar-2013 13:04
Send private message

Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Personally, I'm gutted. Reader is my main source of nearly everything, followed by Twitter. Nothing else comes close to those two.

Assuming Google don't back down what are our other options? I use gReader Pro (android) to access the reader subscriptions, mainly for the simple clean interface and ability to quickly work through large volumes. What non-Reader options to we have? I've used Reader for so long I've never bothered looking at alternatives!

So many services use Reader for their backend, this will not end well...


Lee








4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 781589 14-Mar-2013 13:07
Send private message

...or it will end very well for some competing platform. This is the point where someone else needs to put their hand up and say "Oh hey guys, check out our RSS reader service! Don't worry about migrating from Google Reader, we've made it a one-click transfer:.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


568 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 781592 14-Mar-2013 13:11
Send private message

NZtechfreak: ...or it will end very well for some competing platform. This is the point where someone else needs to put their hand up and say "Oh hey guys, check out our RSS reader service! Don't worry about migrating from Google Reader, we've made it a one-click transfer:.


We live in hope. ;)

Someone will surely step up, Reader is so pervasive that this will have quite far-reaching consequences.








4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 781594 14-Mar-2013 13:14
Send private message

I wonder if Pocket might go for it? They're already offering a service that strips ads, so no loss there for them (cynically I think this is all about Google ad revenue).




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


568 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 781598 14-Mar-2013 13:16
Send private message

NZtechfreak: I wonder if Pocket might go for it? They're already offering a service that strips ads, so no loss there for them (cynically I think this is all about Google ad revenue).


I don't actually like the Pocket reading interface...

Idealog have already posted an article on Reader alternatives.






BDFL - Memuneh
60607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11542

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

3829 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 233

Trusted

  Reply # 781601 14-Mar-2013 13:19
Send private message

I just use Twitter as my reader.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

13988 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1763


  Reply # 781608 14-Mar-2013 13:23
Send private message

Not a fan of some of the changes google have been coming up with lately. I use reader a lot for checking out system statuses that are delivered by RSS. I wouldn't even mind paying for it, strange they aren't even giving that option.

Minimalist
5473 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 412

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 781612 14-Mar-2013 13:26
Send private message

Twitter has gone crazy on the subject and understandably so.

I'm no power user but as an easy way to keep tabs on Engadget, Gizmodo AU and a handful of personal blogs I'm rather disappointed.

277 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 781614 14-Mar-2013 13:26
Send private message

Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!




Tinshed
Wellington, New Zealand


568 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 781619 14-Mar-2013 13:31
Send private message

Tinshed: Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!


Link. Hardly a Change.org quality production.

Edit:
And of course, now there's a (basic) Change.org petition






277 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 781622 14-Mar-2013 13:34
Send private message

K1000716:
Tinshed: Brace yourself, there's surely to be a huge backlash over this decision! I've already seen an online petition with over 16k signatures.

Can you give the link to that petition? This is terrible news!


Link. Hardly a Change.org quality production.


Thanks. Have "signed" this.




Tinshed
Wellington, New Zealand


3890 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 480

Trusted

  Reply # 781629 14-Mar-2013 13:45
Send private message

So I'm looking at tiny tiny rss.

Seems to be a self hosted solution. It also seems to have taken the google reader API and documented it, and extended it.

So if only I could get my Feeddemon client to support syncing with tiny tiny rss rather than google reader, I'd be set.

I never licked the google reader interface - I prefer to rad all feed in site order (ie all article for a site before the next), you could do that in google reader but you have to click on each side, so nasty. In feed demon you just kept hitting tab, at it'd list all the articles for one site before moving to the next.





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


Phil Gale
1107 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 44

Trusted
Red Jungle
Subscriber

  Reply # 781636 14-Mar-2013 13:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

Yup. Gutted here too. One of my 'pinned tabs' that I use constantly every day.




Red Jungle: we make fantastic software

RSS  Twitter  Facebook  Skype

277 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 781639 14-Mar-2013 13:55
Send private message

RedJungle: Yup. Gutted here too. One of my 'pinned tabs' that I use constantly every day.


Amen to that. Lots of stuff on Twitter and Metafilter about the alternatives and no doubt we will all 'cope' with the change, but goddammit Google, why remove such a great product?  Look at the reaction on the 'net for chrissake!   




Tinshed
Wellington, New Zealand


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Cove sells NZs first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.