Many of you have been asking me about how to manage so many feeds from various blogs and other sites. If you are finding it difficult to follow your favorite bloggers, here is an easy and effective way to make it easier. Use ReadAir, which is a desktop application available for both Mac and Windows OS. This is built using Adobe Air which helps ReadAir to be compatible with Windows, Linux or a Mac machine.
To aggregate feeds, all you need is a ‘Google’ account :) ReadAir synchronizes with Google Reader and once the login credentials are provided for this application, it frequently grabs the new feeds if any from the sources you have subscribed to. You can add/delete new feed subscriptions as well as tag the feeds.
A quick snapshot of the features offered in ReadAir:
- Mac/Windows themed scrollbars and form elements
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe from feeds
- Add/Remove/Manage tags
- Auto synchronization with Google Reader Account
- Search within your feeds
- User preferences and re-sizable viewing pane
- Auto software update and auto login
To install ReadAir, you need to get Adobe Air first. After that go ahead and install ReadAir from this link. After the installation simply follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup. There are other options like FeedDemon and RssBandit as well. I was using Yahoo! pipes for aggregating feeds initially, then moved on to firefox browser bookmarks. But now I have become a fan of this ReadAir – which is so easy and simple to be updated with the blogging world! Do you have a better application or tool for feeds? If so, please share the details :)