The big nerd news this week was that Google will be retiring its Reader RSS service as of July this year. Unless you are like Aunt Q (who never used a reader-type service, or even bookmarks for that matter, and instead actually types website addresses into the address bar when she wants to view them, like it’s 1995 or something), this news left you wondering how you’d go about keeping up with all your favorite blogs every day when you should be working or entertaining and educating your children.
Lucky for all of us (and really lucky for them – talk about right place, right time), www.feedly.com has it covered.
First, it populates your RSS feed with your Google account, so all the blogs and sites you followed on Google Reader will just pop right up when you first login. When Reader disappears for good, Feedly has already figured out a way to make the transition seamless and keep your information in tact.
Second, and most important, we all should have made the switch from Reader to Feedly a while ago, for the simple fact that it’s just an all-around better product. It looks much, much better than Reader. You can choose from a number of layouts to suit your preferences. I, personally, like the “cards” arrangement:
If you’re looking closely, you might notice that I have one of the best blog-rolls and organization of all time. From Parenting Bloggers to Foodies, Scandinavian Design Blogs (?), DIY Pros to City Folks, Photogs and Blog Nerds, and Builders and Gardeners. I got it all.
Google Reader never looked half as good as Feedly does. And Feedly’s tablet app is even better than its desktop version.
And while you’re making the transition, why not add The Book of Jimmy to your blogroll? I mean, it’s the least you could do after I did you the favor of telling you about Feedly in the first place…
[Note: this isn't a sponsored post. I'd be happy if it was, but it isn't. I just really like the service, and it isn't everyday I get to seem cutting edge in the tech world.]