I admit it. I was wrong. (Shocking. ;-))
Well, I did. My Google Reader feeds took forever to load. There was no way I could put up with that. Feedly was horrible, I decided.
Several people pointed out that with millions of GReader users looking for an alternative just after the news broke that GReader was dead, Feedly might be just a little overloaded.
OK, that sounded reasonable. I decided that I’d try Feedly again, once all the initial angst over the end of GReader died down.
I tried it again today… and it’s FAST and beautiful. My feeds are all there, and they’re easier to navigate than they ever were on GReader. I love Feedly’s “Today” page too, it makes updates much more visible.
Feedly sucks up your RSS feeds from Google Reader and spits them back out into a lovely, bright, magazine-style interface that’s as intuitive as it is clean.
Agreed. However, if you read the comments to the above Gizmodo article, you’ll see that not everyone agrees with the “Feedly is WONDERFUL” point of view. Many people don’t. That’s OK. GReader isn’t 100% wonderful either.
After half an hour of tinkering with Feedly — figuring out how to get feeds into it, and working out ways to integrate it into my workflow, I started looking for the manual — the Help files. Here’s the Feedly blog.
These tips are useful to help you to get started with Feedly.
If you’re coming to Feedly from GReader, be aware that your tinkering in Feedly is applied to GReader:
Tip #2 – Define and re-order categories | The feedly “organize sources” page allow you to group sources in categories. You can also change the order of the categories in the navigation bar [Note: if you are a Google Reader user, please note that the changes you make to feedly will also be applied to Google Reader].
I haven’t tried Feedly on iOS yet; one step at a time. I use Reeder on the iPad and iPhone. I’ll be happy to get Feedly integrated with the rest of my apps for now.
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