I subscribe to 1948 RSS feeds. I know that is a lot. Because of restrictions that I have, I need a web based reader.
I have been using Bloglines after I switched…well let me try to trace the history.
I used NewsGator’s Outlook plugin and loved that, but that was a lot of pinging hundreds of sites. I then went to Bloglines, and I loved it. I went to NewsGator online once they announced they bought NetNewsWire, because I occasionally used that on my mac. I figured if they were integrated, that would help out.
Well NewsGator online only keeps the feed limit as “new” items, even if you haven’t read older ones. That meant I was losing stuff. I could not deal with that.
I went back to Bloglines, and have been using it for months now.
Today I went and paid for 1 month of FeedLounge. It is Alex King’s RSS ajaxy reader I’ve been reading quite a bit about for some time now. It is $5/month, and I was trying to figure out what was better than Bloglines.
After loading all my feeds, I tried to get things to work. IT IS SOOOOO SLOW! I think it’s b/c I have so many feeds, but when I click on a picture from a Flickr feed, it takes about 15 seconds for a window to even start to pop up a window.
They don’t have a refund policy, but they should, or at least have a warning that it isn’t a great reader for huge amounts of feeds.