This post is part of a technology series called “What?! You’re not using…?” where I’m sharing ten technology sites/apps that I find to be very helpful – and you might too!
This post is about Reeder, but also more generally about Google Reader. First, Google Reader. I’m guessing at this point, most people are probably keeping track of their RSS feeds, blogs and other news sites through Google Reader. There used to be a lot of options (Newsfire, Bloglines, etc) but Google Reader is by far the biggest and most popular. I had kind of lost track of blogs for awhile, and then recently switched everything over to Google Reader and have really been enjoying that site. I’m pretty sure I don’t use Google Reader to its fullest, but I’m really impressed with the functions I do use.
Also – many other apps now (including Flipboard for the iPad – which is very popular) syncs with Google Reader, and makes viewing all of your blogs really enjoyable.
The RSS reader that I have really been liking recently is Reeder. It is currently available for the Mac, iPad & iPhone and it’s a really well-designed app. You can tell a lot of thought and intentionality went into making it a beautiful app, and it has so much built-in functionality.
If you aren’t using Google Reader yet – I’d recommend switching. It’s really easy to export and import your blogs from one reader to another. And if you ARE using Google Reader, and have a Mac, iPad or iPhone, you should really check out Reeder. It will make your viewing and reading of blogs, news and other things a really great experience.