Ok, guys....Google is cancelling Reader. It was my favorite google service minus gmail.... I need alternatives. Even something desktop based I can sync I dropbox to move from machine to machine....so sad
just dropped in to say
SADNESS indeed not for the same reason though
going nuts over the concept of 100% bug free software
sometimes all you need is to face the worst fear you have and to overcome it.
Some of you might want to sign this petition. Already at 50k, but I don't know how much goog will care about such things.
It seems a bizarre decision, can't think of another example of the best product in it's class being dropped by a healthy company. Do google think everyone is going to switch to g+ or something?
I switched to http://theoldreader.com/ , it looks a lot like classic GReader and works nicely, you might have a rough time importing your feed, because tons of people are switching over there.
I think the usage dropped because it became harder to access google reader from the google bar, like what happened with google wave. If it's painful for your users to get access to a certain set of features, they are gonna stop trying or forget it's there in the first place.
Been playing with feedly....it's not bad.
I am in the same boat and am currently using the Brief extension for Firefox.
I have been thinking of doing the same thing... Does everything render correctly with TT RSS?... It seems a lot to setup (which I do not mind) but I want to know how each hit is rendered beforehand
Hi there Vast,
For the feeds that I have, everything renders properly. On top of this, it's very customizable, in the sense that I can have or strip images, condense or expand the articles by default, automatically set as read when bumping from one to the next. It's by far, the smoothest feed reader I've ever installed and I've tried a lot of them.
I found another neat rss reader for Firefox: Bamboo Feed Reader
Did you use a specific guide to setup tt-rss? Or can you recall the steps you used? I have seen too many conflicting examples in setting it up
Hi there Vast,
What parts in particular? Adding feeds or setting up the preferences to my liking? If so, I just muddled through and found what I wanted by trial and error for the things that were confusing to me after reading the tooltips. As for adding feeds, I started by importing my Google Reader content then just added feeds as I found them.
I'll do my best to explain my steps if you need it.
Hi there Vast,
I downloaded the latest(1.7.4) and here's the steps I just used installing on one of my domains:
1) Unzip and upload
2) rename config.php-dist to config.php and edit. I only altered db and SELF_URL_PATH. Upload config.php
3) Find the sql file in the schema directory that matches your DB type(mine's MySQL). Import file into your database.
4) Visit the ttrss URL. login with login: admin and password: password.
5) Click the "actions..." dropdown on the upper right corner of the page and choose "preferences".
6) Click the users tab.
7) Add a user with the desired username and pass.
That gets me a running tt-rss install. Let me know if you need any assistance with stuff downstream.
Last edited by schwim (2013-03-18 00:39:54)
It seems a bizarre decision, can't think of another example of the best product in it's class being dropped by a healthy company.
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I hate sweets for the most part, but those little yellow cakes knew what buttons of mine to push.
They'd lure you in with their scantily outfit of nothing but see-through celophane. Truely the tramps of snack-cakes.
Last edited by xmid (2013-03-18 08:25:46)
Education != Intelligence.
Education is memorized methods, techniques and static data.
Intelligence allows you to actually do something with your education and create beyond it.
See, the solution is simple. Don't use Google services.
(You better don't use any free services by third-party providers if they are actually important.)
I can understand why Google does not want to provide services which don't make money. I can't understand why they don't close Google+ then.
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