Hello? That’s so 1999. What you need is a web page reader that does the dirty work for you. A reader that grabs the headlines from those web sites, brings you a summary, and preloads the web page so you can scan and read with a click.
Is This Really The Best Reader?
My view is subjective, of course, but I’ve used Reeder for a long time (along with other web page readers), starting first on my iPhone.
What Reeder does at a basic level is nothing different than other RSS readers.
You subscribe to a web site’s RSS feed (easily handled). Reeder pulls down the headline, the summary, and the article.
When you’re ready, simply scan Reeder’s categories and headlines for an interesting article, then click to read.
There is not a more efficient way to read web pages; far better than using browser bookmarks and clicking on links and titles until the cows come home.
What sets Reeder apart? The elegant interface simply invites you to use it. No RSS reader is more attractive.
Your web site subscriptions are listed on the left and display the site’s favicon image and the number of unread articles (click on the image above for a larger, more detailed pop up view). Click on one and you’ll see a list of the headlines and a summary. Click on a summary and read the details.
By syncing to Google Reader, Reeder’s iPhone version is also synchronized so you’ll always have the latest web pages to read.
Even better, you can send articles to Instapaper and ReadItLater, too. Or, save articles to Pinboard, Delicious, and Zootool, as well as Evernote.
Of course, you can post links to Twitter or send them to others via Mail. My view of Reeder as the best of the Mac web page readers is confirmed on Apple’s Mac App Store with over 1,000 five star reviews. But Reeder isn’t the only game in town.
There’s Good, Bad, And Ugly RSS Readers. And This Super Simple RSS Feed Reader Really Is Simple. And free.