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Last post Author Topic: Google Reader - Mini-Review  (Read 22994 times)

Tuxman

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 12:53:52 PM »
Why would anyone want to use Gmail?

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 01:25:29 PM »
What Google may not realize is that by shutting down GR they are causing a loss of consumer confidence in their other products as well (at least among those that use GR like myself). I started using GR because I was already using many of Google's other services such as GMail and Documents so GR was just an extension of that. Because I was using so many of G-Products I developed a lot of brand loyalty. I think that now I will be much more open to considering alternatives to their other products as well. I definitely consider this move to be the beginning of the end of my use of Google services.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2013, 01:30:43 PM »
:tuxman - talk about obvious.

 flamebait anyone? :-))

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2013, 03:17:46 PM »
Why would anyone want to use Gmail?

:tuxman - talk about obvious.
 flamebait anyone? :-))

OK, I'm game. Why would they?
I have never seen or compiled a list of the functional needs of Gmail users - neither mine nor anyone else's.
If we were to try to formulate a serious response to @tuxman's apparently rhetorical and provocative tongue-in-cheek question, then this could become a useful email requirements-gathering question.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2013, 03:30:44 PM »
Mostly a preference issue for me (as for everyone?)

  • One Gmail feature I really like is keeping unread on top no matter how old it is.
  • Other web options are not adequate, for example Yahoo mail doesn't even load the inbox (tab) properly the (increasingly) occasional times I use it.
  • My ISP provided email? I don't want to use it long term at the risk of changing ISPs and dealing with its spam flood requires extra software or is impossible

The only viable alternative is perhaps my own domain.

I guess we can split this into its own thread?




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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2013, 03:31:56 PM »
One Gmail feature I really like is keeping unread on top no matter how old it is.

Which mail client can't do that?

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2013, 03:33:53 PM »
One Gmail feature I really like is keeping unread on top no matter how old it is.

Which mail client can't do that?

This is a provider discussion isn't it? not email client. Are you suggesting I use (for example) Yahoo pop3?
 

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2013, 03:35:06 PM »
I am suggesting that your provider does not matter with a usable mail client.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2013, 03:40:13 PM »
Of course it does, try my last 2 ISPs pop3 vs Gmail's pop3. Both using Thunderbird.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2013, 03:41:11 PM »
There's still someone using POP3 these days?

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2013, 03:42:16 PM »
Yes, I am old  ;)

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2013, 03:48:57 PM »
Speaking of old, you mentioned "Which mail client can't do that?" regarding unreads. How is that done in Thunderbird?

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
Click the "Read/Unread" column header. Works for me in latest Thunderbirds.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2013, 03:53:32 PM »
Click the "Read/Unread" column header. Works for me in latest Thunderbirds.

Thanks, should have figured that out  :D

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2013, 03:54:25 PM »
No problem. ;)

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2013, 04:06:22 PM »
I guess now I have to figure out another how. After clicking unread/read column header the oldest unread is first (Clicking the date column header mixes them up again of course)

Going even further off topic .... oh well  :P

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2013, 04:07:28 PM »
Click the header a second time then.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2013, 04:12:16 PM »
Doesn't work (in 17.0.4). Unread go to the bottom of the list.
I will figure it out, thanks again.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2013, 04:14:41 PM »
Uhm. Good luck.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2013, 04:40:21 PM »
I guess now I have to figure out another how. After clicking unread/read column header the oldest unread is first (Clicking the date column header mixes them up again of course)

Going even further off topic .... oh well  :P

Sort by date so as most recent on top of list.
Click the read/unread column header twice *should* work then (does here anyway)
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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2013, 04:54:32 PM »
Hmm. Yeah I knew Google was trimming, but it was stuff like "Google Cooking" and "5 misc features of that". This one feels different somehow, it had a different userbase. I'll have to give this a month to shake out as part of the bigger computing landscape and see what I think later.

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2013, 05:15:01 PM »
So, what is a good web-based reader to replace GReader? I operate in environments where using a desktop client is often not allowed, as the software is not authorized.

I see newsblur, but wanted to see what other web-based, non-extension, solutions existed. Thoughts?

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2013, 05:16:28 PM »
Like, software you won't have to set up yourself?

How about GoodNoows? (While HiveMined is still not ready. First screenshots looked promising!)

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2013, 09:30:52 PM »
Hmm. Yeah I knew Google was trimming, but it was stuff like "Google Cooking" and "5 misc features of that". This one feels different somehow, it had a different userbase. I'll have to give this a month to shake out as part of the bigger computing landscape and see what I think later.

Oh, Google has canceled a few more "projects" then GR and "Google Cooking".... here's a few offhand:

Answers
Audio Ads
Base
Blogger Web Comments (Firefox)
Browser Sync
Catalogs
Click-to-Call
Dashboard Widgets
Deskbar
Desktop
Dictionary
Directory
Google Pack
Dodgeball
Free Search
Gadgets
Gears
GOOG-411
Hello
Image Labeler
Jaiku
Joga Bonito
Lively
Local
Mashup Editor
MK-14
Music Trends
Notebook
Pack
Page Creator
Personalized Search
Photos Screensaver
PowerMeter
Public Service Search
Rebang
Related Links
Ride Finder
SearchMash
Send to Phone
Shared Stuff
Sidewiki
Spreadsheets
University Search
U.S. Government Search
Video Player
Voice Search
Web Accelerator
Writely
X
Health
Labs
Notebook
Wave
Body
Fast Flip
Tashkeel
Browser Size
Art Project
City Tours
Google Breadcrumb
Squared
Realtime Mytracks
Script Converter
Aardvark
Sets
News Timeline
Places Directory
Google Talk Guru
Julia Map
App Inventor

And that list is at least two years old; I'm sure there have been more since then!

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Re: Google Reader - Mini-Review
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2013, 10:55:49 PM »
I'm trying out @40hz's suggestion re Sage. in the discussion: Re: Suggestions for a RSS reader
I've long since given up on something that's all-in-one.

These days I use the Sage extension in Firefox as my RSS reader and save what I want to keep to my Pocket (formerly ReadItLater) account or using Scrapbook depending on what it is.
None of the above have much in the way of bells & whistles.
Which is exactly the way I like it. YMMV. ;)

FWIW I'm still using the FF+Sage+Pocket+Scrapbook combination. And I'm still perfectly happy with it. :Thmbsup:

(And I've tried every feed reader I could lay my grubby mitts on that ran on either Windows or Nix in the meantime. Have yet to find anything I like better or which offered some feature so compelling that I absolutely had to have it. YMMV  :))



I suggest you try Brief extension. I think it is much better than  Sage.
http://bit.ly/WiejA8