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 🙂
Thanks mohan for sharing
Oh i love apps! i usually just use simple old google reader, but i think i’m gonna give this one a try! ^^
anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂
Welcome to my blog!! Sure, enjoy 🙂
Aha… I know the secret now. Thanks for sharing 😉
hehehe… you’r most welcome!
Vikas Gupta says
I am going to try this.
Great! please share your experience 🙂
i enjoyed the reading let me install it n chk…. seems to be more useful
Yes! especially if you have a huge number of feeds to track!
On the first impression, it seem to be great. let me explore more! Thanks for the details Mohan.
you are most welcome!!!
Yup!! m using this one only. But sometime become too lazy even to open my google reader and just click the links from my blog! 🙂
hmm nice to know!
I knew about google reader via friend connect. But going to that site everytime to read blogs was tiresome. Because of this ReadAir, hope my life would be more easier to get updated with all those google reader subscriptions. Thanks for sharing the info Mohan.
Cool.. enjoy maadi 🙂 Somehow, even i wasn’t convinced of Google Friend Connect. Hence I removed it from my blog as well. Not sure if it helps now since ReadAir will sync up everything. Need to think over it 🙂
Super duper sirjee!!! I am loving it. Thank you so much for the info and the links. Watch out me to be the first to comment on your new articles going forward 🙂
oh.. no! I don’t want my blog readers to get into that mode 🙁
However, you are welcome to express views… I read each and every comment you see 🙂
Looks new ‘n’ nice !!
its portable too!!! just install and use on any OS… all it needs is Google authentication 🙂
I’ll give it a try. . I’m not at all organized & don’t use Google reader or anything .. I just add blogs I read as favourites & visit .. 😀
Wow! Interesting 😀
I am sure it will be useful too 🙂
Just the perfect tool i need right now…thank you Mohan.Off to the links you suggested…happy evening !!
Glad it was timely helpful for you. hope you are liking it now 🙂
Yes, indeed had a great evening celebrating my wife’s birthday!!
thanks, will check it out.
Sure, also – please pass on the feedback if any… since it is a open source project, we can make it better 🙂
Cool!! Hey thanks for the info 🙂 I guess I will be more managed after this 😛
you are most welcome!