Thanks to Chris, I tried yet another Feed Reader to replace Google Reader. It’s called CommaFeed.

I love it.

It’s clean and simple, and seems to update pretty quickly. It’s also open source software, which I like. Non-proprietary, and hopefully likely to stay around and be improved.

Although I liked “The Old Reader” reasonably well, it was very slow to get posts updated. I realize that they’ve been overwhelmed with subscribers since Google announced that they were getting rid of Reader, and most likely they just need some time to adjust. But besides that issue, I still like the look and feel of CommaFeed better.

But, there is a drawback. There are no mobile apps, and if you’re trying to read it on a phone-sized device through a browser, it will probably be painful. For that, you’re probably still best off with Feedly.

The main website for CommaFeed pretty much sucks, and doesn’t really have a lot of information. The demo doesn’t really work well (if at all). If you’re interested in checking it out, the best thing to do is just register for it and then try it out for yourself. It took a couple of days before it got all of my different feeds updated from Google Reader, but since then it’s been updating smoothly.

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8 Responses to CommaFeed

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  2. Carole says:

    That sounds like just what I’ve been hoping for – off to register!

  3. kitten says:

    I may try it anyway – I’m going to try out a Windows phone which doesn’t seem to have a feedly app yet, and I like to get directly to the blogs to comment since you can’t do that through the reader.

  4. Chris says:

    Yay, I’m glad you found something that sounds like it will work for you!! 🙂

  5. Kym says:

    I’m sticking with Feedly. For now. . . But I’ll file away this recommendation for someday.

  6. Carrie#K says:

    I’ve been stalling on my replacement but I really need something that my iPhone can handle or I get really behind. Feedly, eh? Hmm.

  7. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I’m going to give it a try.

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