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  1.  (3611.1)
    Ok. Because I am a busy guy (/bull) Ok, because I'm largely uninterested/ing I've never really used RSS feeds, tending to rely on forums etc to inform me whats new when I go look at them. Because I'm trying to get out of my Torpor, I started investigating this. I'm using Firefox for my feeds, but its not clean and its beginning to bug the shit out of me. What desktop readers would anyone recommend?
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    Bump. I'd like to know what the best of the best is as well. I downloaded one Firefox feed reader too but I also found it to be annoying...(Mac user btw).
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I just use google reader. Check my mail in on tab and my feeds at the same time in another. And if I'm not at home, it lets me talk to my googletalk contacts at the same time, limited at that may be.

    Actually, most of the time I've got firefox open I have my google reader up in a tab.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Google. My iGoogle page has a Gmail box, a reader box and other crap like the weather and local news so I only have to hit home and I'm caught up.
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    I wrote my own reader and tossed it up on my server. *shrug*.
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      CommentAuthorhalcyonday
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I used to use bloglines and now I use google reader - like rickyp00h, I run off a iGoogle page so where ever I am, I have access to my feeds - and it has some pretty neat features (sharing links with notes, for one) and a fairly clean and quick load of my mumblemumble odd feeds.

    I contemplated a desktop reader but because I am often online for long periods of time away from home, having something web-based is best. Are you always going to be using your home computer or different ones? i might poll my fellow librarians - we're all rss junkies (in our sector, it's one of the best ways to track what the Uk parliament is up to...) and I know we've got a mix of desktop and web-based users.
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    I use two. Bloglines and FeedDemon. Bloglines is web-based, FeedDemon is a desktop app. Bloglines is for stuff I'm interested in, FeedDemon is friends'-blogs only.
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    I did contemplate using Netvibes, because I can log onto that anywhere, I currently only need it on one PC. The problem I found currently is that I don't "lose" links I've read, they just hang about. I'm currently bartering for a new phone, and if I can get one thats half internet capable, it'd be nice to start utilising this stuff on that. I've not used any of Googles stuff since they got bad press over using Gmail for ads, and shut down my blog and everything else, for fear of being advertised at.
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    Google reader - I need access anywhere, in case I don't have the laptop with me.
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    Sage plugin for Firefox when at home, Google Reader when travelling.
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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Netvibes is very useful to me because I use many computers.
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I'm with Cat, using the Sage plugin for FF. Works for me!
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    Always Netvibes for me, though I'd like to find something for my new iPhone.
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      CommentAuthorfirkon
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2008
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    I use bloglines--bloglines mobile works well on my phone as well (Blackjack or LG MG270)
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    Thanks very much for all your inputs. I've played around, and gone with Sage, at least for the timebeing, its nice and simple, and gets rid of things I've already read.
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2008 edited
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    I use the Google RSS reader on iGoogle too. Handy and accessible from pretty much anywhere (except where I work :/)

    Edit: Heh, shows how long I had this window open, eh? ;)
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    too many feeeds!!!!

    Science direct alone updates by about 60 articles a day.How the hell am i supposed to know everything if there's not enough time to learn it in?!

    I demand a time machine! NOW!
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    For Mac, I use Newsfire
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
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    igoogle has made life way easier.

    i actually never used a feeder until i learned about google reader.