I was heartbroken when I heard the news that Google Reader would be saying goodbye this summer. I have been a faithful user for many years and really enjoyed the service. As soon as I heard the news I started looking for other options for an RSS reader.
I tried a few different options and finally settled on Feedly. In the beginning, the major selling point for me was that Feedly would automatically transfer all of my blog subscriptions over from Google Reader.
Here is a screen shot of my Feedly from earlier today.
See the list over on the right under "My Feedly"? That is one of my favorite things about the program. I follow a lot of blogs, most of them are about teaching but not all of them. I follow a deal site called slickdeals.net and there are always a lot of posts on my feed each day just from that one site. When I open feedly I can click on slickdeals under "My Feedly" and view just the posts from that one site. This way they are all bunched together and I can quickly scroll through them and then check that they've all been read. There are a few other sites I follow that I like to use this feature with. Its really helpful for days when I have 100+ items in my reader and I'm trying to weed through it all to get to the good stuff I really want to read!
Feedly's layout is super customizable. I'm not going to say it was love at first sight for me, because it did take several days of playing with the setting to get things just the way I like it, but now I LOVE it. For each post in my reader I see the title, originating site, a picture, and a little blurb from the post. This gives me enough details to let me decide if I wan't to read on or just mark it as read.
I think Feedly is a great reader with a lot of wonderful features and options that make customizing your experience very easy! Anyone else hooked on Feedly?
I'm linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday. What have you tried lately?