Choosing the perfect RSS reader.
I have been an avid user of RSS Bandit for the past few years and have enjoyed using it. Recently however I had a real issue installing the latest update. I’m pretty sure it’s a flakey issue with the installer and I can easily download the source code and build my own local copy but I thought I’d take the opportunity to look around at the other options curently available.
There are certainly a lot of different readers out there and I punted for a copy of GreatNews this is an interesting reader with some different options and a great layout style that makes browsing through the feeds in a category very much like reading a newspaper. It’s easy to skim through the feeds and pick out what’s interesting to you.
One thing I am a little frustrated with is the ability to create a proper heirarchy in the list pane on the left ala Windows Explorer where you could get something like:
Child 1 Child
Great News is very flat in this respect.
There are of course many other options available out there including the build in readers for OPutlook, IE 7 and Firefox. I just have a strange phobia for using a jack of all trades type of app to do a job when I can use an expert to do it better :0)