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Feedlounge is live

This is old news now, but what the heck — I haven’t posted in a while, and this will be quick. In case you didn’t already know, FeedLounge, that fantabulous online feed reader that all the Cool Kids have been raving about, is out of testing and ready for the world. It’s currently only available with a paid subscription, but to get a taste (the first hit’s free), you can take the Three Hour Tour.

I’m using FeedLounge to track stories from over 100 different sites (over 120 feeds, but a few are different topics from the same site, see?). As an alpha tester, I get a couple of months service for free. But when my free time is up, I’m going to see if I can squeeze a subscription into my budget. This is one of the few web-based applications that I’d ever consider paying for.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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9 Responses to Feedlounge is live

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  4. Niklas says:

    Looking good! It’s really quick at displaying news when one clicks them, importing my OPMLbut there are a few snags here:

    1. Adding a tag lands the cursor somewhere a few snaps above where it should land. I’m using Firefox 1.5.
    2. Clicking “Unread Items”, where I’ve got 1936 unread items, does nothing – FeedLounge says it’s loading the items, yet nothing happens for 10 minutes. I reloaded, got the same result. I restarted Firefox and retried, with the same poor result.
    3. A few of the feeds I know to be working (they work through Bloglines, for example) show up with red text and a yellow picture of an exclamation mark to the left of said red text, meaning something is wrong with the feed. Clicking “Help” does not really help me, as the few pointers I can find say nothing about what I’m looking for.

    All in all, though, the service does look promising.

  5. Marc says:

    But honestly… really. Who cares! With all the free apps around why pay someone? When Feedlaounge first hit the streets as beta I signed up to be a tester. As luck would have it I wasn’t chosen.

    But now that it’s out and comes with a monthly bill I’ll sitck with my freebie stuff that handles over 250 feeds with hardly a burp.

  6. Niklas says:

    Well, I’ll say FeedLounge is the fastest browse-by-clicking-an-individual-post-engine I’ve seen so far. AJAX-driven it may be, but I’m still thinking about employing Gregarius on a server of mine: http://gregarius.net

  7. Danny says:

    Oh man, subscription really sucks. That’s so web 1.0. What were you guys thinking?

    People, go to Google and get a free RSS reader at http://www.google.com/reader

  8. a-giâu says:

    I wonder what FeedLounge can do that Gregarius can’t. And since the latter is open source, you can always improve it to suit your needs.

  9. praetorian says:

    Feedlounge’s website doesn’t validate. LOL

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