Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Blog Readers

Do you guys use Blog readers ?

If that sounded like Greek and Latin, Blog readers are light-weight tools that can be installed on one's PC. This tool allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds from various blogs (blogspot provides the RSS feed for every blogger), and 'alert's you whenever a new post is added to a subscribed blog.

If you guys are already using one, suggest some good readers.

11 Comments:

Blogger Jax said...

I think you are not allowed to install fed readers on you rsystem. If you can, try SharpReader. Excellent. but you might need to install the MS .Net framework.

If you cannot install software use BlogLines. I think I created one for you when I came over to your place.

Tue Jul 19, 03:22:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

Jax, yes. I am currently using Bloglines. But that does not provide me the freedom of commenting.

Tue Jul 19, 04:50:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Thanks for posing a good question Jayan.! I am re-thinking my RSS strategy now.

Wed Jul 20, 06:14:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Venkat : Do you use any readers

Wed Jul 20, 10:00:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Kaps said...

i use bloglines....as u said it doesn't support comments. i find it quite useful.

Wed Jul 20, 06:23:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Kaps - O, will let u know if I come across any good software for this.

Wed Jul 20, 06:51:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Honestly - I don't even know about all this.! Why readers? Someone ..I think it was Saranyan/Anand viswanathan asked me to add RSS feeds.! And I did it.! No idea what it is..how it helps..etc.!

Thu Jul 21, 05:33:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Narayan: The main purpose is that it is asynchronous. Whenever there is a new post in the blogs that you have subsribed to, you will get an alert. Think means that you do not have to keep checking various blogs for new posts.

Thu Jul 21, 10:23:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Shuuro said...

I use RSS Reader(http://www.rssreader.com/), it requires MS .Net framework. I use it to read news, blogs, messages from yahoogroups and some other sites.

Sat Jul 30, 08:58:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Shuuro : Does it allow commenting ?

Mon Aug 01, 09:02:00 PM 2005  
Blogger Shuuro said...

No it doesn't allow commenting, but i found something interesting FeedDemon and Awasu 2.0(its free). FeedDemon allows commenting to those sites which explicitly provide comment feed on their main page and it has lot more features. I didn't check Awasu but a friend said its equally good.

Tue Oct 25, 02:38:00 AM 2005  

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