Feedly – Magazine-like RSS Reader
Posted March 2, 2010on:
Google Reader is nice, but the interface is a bit boring to me. Feedly offer a magazine-like start page for RSS reading, it really rocks up my RSS reading experience.
Download the feedly plugin for firefox, install it, and there you go. After the installation (restart the FF, of course) you will notice that there is a feedly button on the navigation toolbar, click the feedly button and it will bring up a new tab for feedly.
Feedly is a RSS reader based on Google Reader, so in order to use it, you must first have a google account. If you don’t have a Google account (shame on you), please go register one. Once you have login it will sync with Google Reader and you can start reading your feed. It provide what other RSS reader will do, for example, organize feeds into categories, feeds filtering, feeds sharing on twitter/facebook/delicious, blah blah, but, in a stylish way. Another cool part is it provides an extensive list of keyboard shortcurt that makes your reading easier (somehow some of the shortcut did not work for me, hmm…).
What I really like is the feature called “feedly mini”. Its a small toolbar that located in the bottom right of your browser that will appear whenever you visit a site that can be subscribed. With this toolbar, you can share/email the article on the spot! And most importantly, you can save the article without subscribing to the site! So no more collecting unneccessary bookmarks and subscribing unneccessary site for only one article.
Conclusion : Feedly is now in my “must have firefox plugin” list. It’s easy to use and the interface is cool, and guess what, the plugin for Google Chrome is also available now!