Bloglines, Kinja, Feedster?
June 27, 2005 9:53 PM   Subscribe

Bloglines, Kinja, Feedster?

I've tried netnewswire, but I'd like to be able to read news/blogs etc. on any computer and not be tied to my laptop. Do these various services do the same things? I've read up on each, and I can't tell. Are there differences? Is one significantly better than the other?
posted by Dennis Murphy to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
I've tried Kinja and Bloglines, and Bloglines is definitely better...more versatile, cleaner layout, more options, etc. I like the word "kinja" better, though.
posted by davidmsc at 10:04 PM on June 27, 2005

Thanks david. But, basically, they're the same thing, right?
posted by Dennis Murphy at 10:15 PM on June 27, 2005

You can try logging into each with bugmenot. A bugmenot login worked for me this afternoon when I wanted to fool around with Bloglines for the first time.
posted by rafter at 11:11 PM on June 27, 2005

I've used Bloglines and tinkered with Kinja and Rojo. Pretty much I would say they all basically do the same things: let you read RSS subscriptions from any computer. It's just the interface and features that are slightly different.
posted by rhapsodie at 12:13 AM on June 28, 2005

Thanks everyone, You all helped greatly.
posted by Dennis Murphy at 1:40 AM on June 28, 2005

Bloglines also has a nice mobile mode which lets you read feeds from your phone, PDA etc.
posted by blag at 3:43 AM on June 28, 2005

I'm a big fan of Lilina. It's a script that you'd need your own PHP-capable hosting to install, but its interface is great (despite some minor quirks in Safari), and it does everything I need it to.
posted by SemiSophos at 4:58 AM on June 28, 2005

I suppose I'm late to the party but yes, Bloglines does this, and it's great.
posted by willbaude at 6:16 AM on June 28, 2005

I'll add my vote for bloglines. Pretty hardcore RSS here and bloglines rocks. Rojo works also but is still in beta and has a few quirks
posted by menace303 at 9:34 AM on June 28, 2005

Huh. I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Newsgator, which has worked great for me. It can put all updates on a single monstrous page, which Bloglines refuses to do.
posted by skryche at 9:34 AM on June 28, 2005

At some point or another, I've tried out Kinja, Newsgator, Bloglines and Rojo. Surprisingly, I've always gone back to Bloglines. It's just easier to use.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 9:53 AM on June 28, 2005

I'm quite happy with Bloglines, but I don't read MeFi (or AskMe) with it, since I like MeFi's ability to keep track of each particular thread. I guess you will have noticed this already with any other aggregator.
posted by Aknaton at 10:07 AM on June 28, 2005

Thanks again everyone. I'm gonna try bloglines, since it's the consensus, and go from there (thanks for the alternatives I was unaware of also).
posted by Dennis Murphy at 10:28 AM on June 28, 2005

Thanks for the link to Lilina, SemiSophos -- I just installed it and it seems to be exactly what I've been looking for. If you've got your own website and can spare ten minutes for the install, I would highly recommend trying it out. NetNewsWire changed the way I surfed the web, and I think Lilina might change it again. (Note: The Lilina-head hack is much easier on the eyes.)
posted by lewistate at 10:57 AM on June 28, 2005

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