Feeder for Chrome is a neat and clean RSS feed reader for Chrome. Take a look at those screenshots and you will know why I said neat and clean.
What I liked
The set up was quick and straightforward. There was no usual lag that I see with most of the extensions. They usually take a while to load up most of the time when you click the icon on the toolbar.
It asked me if I want to add websites manually or connect to google reader. To set up Google reader, I was redirected to the extension settings page. The settings page is good looking and easy to use. You slide things here and there to make changes!
You can change themes.
You can sort feeds and arrange them in folders.
You can imports feeds using a file.
Things I did not Like
After connecting to Google Reader, it started “Adding Local Feeds to Google” for which my permission was NOT asked.
After fetching my Google Reader content, the extension started responding a bit slow. But still ok.
According to the developer:
– Sync with your Google Reader account so you can follow your feeds anywhere
– Instantaneously see when new posts are added to one of your RSS and Atom feeds
– Easily subscribe to new RSS/Atom feeds by clicking the browser icon
– Intuitively manage your feeds
– Right click context-menus in popup-menu let you mark all as read, and other nifty shortcuts
– Export your feeds so you can import them on another computer and/or keep them as backups for safekeeping
– Customize your feeds by choosing how many posts to display, or changing the title
– Organize your feeds using folders and sorting with drag and drop
– Choose between three different themes: Dark, Mint or Light
– Everything is contained within the browser so no other third-party sites are needed
– Notifications when feeds have been updated. Enable globally or on select feeds
– Supports both RSS and Atom feeds
– See when a page has any RSS or Atom feeds to subscribe to
For the record, I like how clean it looks and how smooth it works. However, I am sticking with Feedly because of the magazine-like-reading experience that it gives.
via Digital Inspiration.