Hands on review: Feedly

For months now I’ve used MobileRSS to satisfy my need for RSS feed reading.. Well, I used it to pull in the contents of my Google Reader account anyway. However, of late its been suffering with a very annoying issue in that it would automatically start googling for code errors in the pages you were reading, making it almost impossible to use. So I decided it was time for a fresh start, I hit the AppStore and almost immediately stumbled upon Feedly.

Unlike MobileRSS Feedly serves its RSS content in a kind of newspapermagazine layout. Making it far more appealing to the eye. Not only that but it pulls in all of the photo’s from the articles too. This makes skimming the news much easier to do when your pushed for time.

Feedly is available from the AppStore for both iPhone and iPad, and packs in some pretty cool features.

20121021-083947.jpgFeedly is a fine example of how HTML5 can be used to create a clean and minimalistic interface. Feedly works best (in my opinion) if you’ve already got a Google Reader account. However it does have some built in news feeds to wet your appetite.

Feedly also features the expected sharing abilities, allowing for quick and easy posting to Facebook and Twitter. It’s also got its own web client built in to make reading the RSS feeds full post a breeze.

All in all I really love Feedly and its features, and I’m yet to find anything which comes close to it. What are you waiting for? Get it downloaded!

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Use OS X RSS Screensaver to show your Google Reader feed

The default screen savers found in most operating systems often leave a lot to be desired. Many looking out of place on corporate IT equipment. However, the built in RSS visualizer found in OS X has long been a favourite of mine. However, having it just display Apple’s ‘top’ news feed can get a little boring at times. Using the steps below you can have it display countless RSS feeds from all corners of the internet.

Firstly, unless you already have one your going to need a Google Reader account so if you don’t already have one head over there and sign up for one. Once you have one, add the feeds your interested in.

Select your ‘All Items’ feed from the menu on the right hand side. Now if you check out your address bar you should find the ‘Safari’ default ‘RSS’ icon. If you click that it will take you to an RSS feed of your…… rss feeds!

This in turn can be fed into OS X’s screensaver setup dialogue box to enable the RSS Visualizer to display RSS feeds from all your favourite sources! Gone is the boredom of sitting with your feet up watching your screensaver!

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Day 2 of the new year

So here we are.. Day 2 of 2009! I hope everyone enjoyed the christmas celebrations?

I hope you like the all new look of my site? I love it, though it’s being a little tempremental of late, I am finally ironing out the issues with it. You may have also noticed, my code library and projects library is also starting to grow. I recently published an Epoch time conversion application, which I had developed for work. I had no plans of maintaining it.. However due to the shear popularity of it, I have updated an all new version. Which is slightly more feature rich then the last!

As I am currently working on my ‘Customer Relationship Manager’ some of my smaller projects are currently on hold. However, if you would like to be notified of new developments, please register. It’s free to do so, and will only take a few minutes of your time. Please don’t worry about submitting your email address, as this is a strict SPAM free zone!

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