One of the nice things about Google Reader was that you could set up a folder and then get an RSS feed from that folder. I used this to put a kind of self-updating blogroll on a WordPress site.
Do any of the alternatives provide the same facility? I can't see it on Feedly or the Old Reader, and can't see it mentioned in earlier threads.
posted by Segundus
on Jun 30, 2013 -
Why are there such differences in the updates times or frequencies of various RSS clients? Looking for an alternative to the Google, I'm trying out various readers, specifically InoReader and The Old Reader. If I "mark all as read" in both readers at the same time, two hours later The Old Reader will show (actual example) 67 new items, while InoReader shows 44. This is after refreshing both in my browser. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood
on May 17, 2013 -
Google Reader is going away soon. What should I replace it with? Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on May 12, 2013 -
Google Reader is being retired
in a few months. What web services (or conceivably software) would you recommend as a replacement?
posted by shenderson
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I subscribe to a lot of feeds via Google Reader. Whenever I use the search function, I get incomplete results, even if I narrow the search to only starred items, for example. How can I get Reader to show all items that match my search? I use Windows and Firefox.
posted by slashee
on Jan 7, 2013 -
My Google Reader has suddenly begun using different font sizes for the body text for different sites. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom
on Aug 9, 2012 -
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
posted by Deor
on Apr 8, 2012 -
Has anyone come up with a good replacement for Google Reader's (now-defunct) "Note in Reader" feature? "Sharing to G+" is NOT THE SAME, and emailing articles is annoying compared to the ease of pressing one tiny little button. [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Please recommend me a well-designed iPad feed reader that doesn't require Google Reader to use. [more inside]
posted by Georgina
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Google Reader seems to be permanently displaying an error message when I first try to access my feeds. To recap the specifics of my problem, here's what caused it to come up in the first place, and what I've done to try and solve it.
1) Imported all of my feeds from another Reader account.
2) Attempted to access my new Reader account, which always results in the "You don't have permission to view this feed." error message. I can then click on "All Items" and access my feeds, but this extra step is really annoying (it's the internet, don't make me click twice ;).
3) Checked to see if the address is "https" and not "http". Yes, it's "https"
4) Tried deleting all of my feeds, starred items, etc, and then subscribing to a brand new one. The problem remains.
Anyone know what might be causing this? Can I just delete this Reader account (w/o deleting my Gmail, GPlus, etc.) and start again?
Also, yes, I asked this question on Google's forums months ago and haven't received any useful advice there. Probably because Google doesn't really care about its users. Oh, and this is on all browsers and all different computers.
posted by kaboomer
on Jan 24, 2012 -
How do you save your various web links you find every day from Google Reader and Twitter for the long term? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on Oct 8, 2011 -
Sometimes when I have a more than a week's backlog of unread posts on Google Reader, I notice that it will suddenly forget a couple of days' worth of unread items, annoying me to no end. Has anyone else noticed this and/or has tips for how to prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by RyanAdams
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Please help with RSS/Atom feed suggestions that are both interesting and easily read, in full, via Google Reader's mobile version. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Google Reader: Is there a way to have Google Reader only follow specific kinds of posts in a given blog? [more inside]
posted by sparrow89
on Mar 20, 2011 -
Can I get Twitter feeds into Google Reader without a feed's posts being bunched together? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Google Reader filter (literally): How do I get rid of all the LOLCATS, Cheezburger, Epic Fails, World of Warcraft GOLD blogs, Pitchfork Music , Bit Torrent Movie Downloads and MMO Champion articles from my Recommended Items? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Jan 14, 2011 -
I want to remove all of the stars from my Google Reader starred items, so that I can start from scratch with my starred items. Is there any way to do this without doing it one by one? My searches seem to prove that this is a desired feature but not one that can be done, but I figured if there was a group that could either (a) help or (b) find me a shortcut solution, this would be it.
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Is there a way to locate any feeds in Google Reader that have not been updated in x days? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I've been an enthusiastic Bloglines user for years, and I've accumulated almost 1,000 items that I've marked as "keep new" which show up at the bottom of each of my feeds, waiting for me to finally get around to reading them. Now that I'm forced to switch (most likely to Google Reader), these items don't seem to get exported to the new reader. How can I retain these items as saved when I make the switch, so I don't have to try and read (or delete) all 1,000 of them by October 1st when Bloglines shuts down??
posted by ericbop
on Sep 22, 2010 -
I'm looking for something like Google Reader's sharing functionality, but for a group of project collaborators. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll
on Aug 31, 2010 -
Help me figure out why an ATOM feed won't play nice with PHP's file_get_contents() method. [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Jul 17, 2010 -
Why would my Google Reader "Next" button (the one you can drag right onto your bookmarks toolbar) just take me to random sites every time I click it? I'm logged into my account and everything. Doesn't look like any previous questions posted here address this particular problem.
posted by jeroum
on Jun 23, 2010 -
Is it possible to temporarily stop Google Reader feeds from updating? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Nov 5, 2009 -
What's a good alternative for Google Reader? My employer just started blocking Google Reader (via Websense), saying that it's using up too much bandwidth. (Yeah, sounds funny to me, too.) I suspect there's some alternatives that aren't blocked, but I really love Google Reader and miss being able to jump into it at work. I appreciate any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by scottso17
on Jul 28, 2009 -
So frustrated... For the past two months my GoogleReader has been making my unread items expire (i.e., not show up in the "new items" feed view) in far less than the standard 30 days. Right now I've got things about 10 days old, at one point it was down to three or four days. Why? And how the heck can I fix this? Old news is still good news! [more inside]
posted by ahimsa
on May 28, 2009 -
Is there an RSS reader (or something along those lines) that will allow me to view the blog in its original format? [more inside]
posted by kgreerRN
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Is there any way to make GoogleReader (or another RSS/feed reader) limit the concentration of posts I see from any given website? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on Mar 10, 2009 -
How can I filter a feed based on the absence of terms rather than the presence? I've used feed sifter before, but this won't handle terms you want excluded?
Specifically, I'd like to set up an rss to Amazon's Gold Box that excludes the terms jewelry, necklace and watch as that would massively cut down the clutter from this feed.
posted by ewiley28
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I use Google Reader from Safari on a Mac to read an RSS feed of Digg.com. When I click a link from the feed, it opens a new window which is the story/article on Digg. I have two questions. 1) Can I make google reader open clicked links in new tabs instead of new windows, and 2) Can I make the link to digg I click from reader go directly to the story that digg links to?
confusing enough? [more inside]
posted by alitorbati
on Jun 15, 2008 -
Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air
, Wait, Wait...
, and All Songs Considered
have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Many of the feeds I follow have a lot of activity (such as the one for ask.mefi), so by the time I get a chance to look through them, there may be hundreds (thousands?) of items. If I'm not able to get through all of the items at a time, the next time I come back to the feed, I have to scroll through the items I did
get to before I can reach the older items. Is there a way to "mark my place" in a feed and skip directly there, rather than having to scroll through all the already-read items? [more inside]
posted by illflux
on Jan 10, 2008 -
A few Google Reader questions, beginning with: I have a few feeds that only of use to me at home: Mac software sites, etc. Is there any way with Google Reader to set things up so that you see (everything but feeds w, x, y, and z)
in one view and (feeds w, x, y, and z)
in another view? The other two behind the break. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 27, 2007 -
I have multiple RSS feeds from different websites in Google Reader. However I find that there is a lot of duplication when I go through the individual feeds. Is there a way therefore to combine / group similar stories together (similar perhaps to Google News)? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80
on Oct 6, 2007 -