If there is one application for which a web browser is supremely well-suited it’s reading web pages. That’s why I was happy to use Google’s news reader for reading blogs. Every previous RSS client I had tried behaved as though RSS was “just like reading email” and modelled their client on mail clients. It’s not like reading mail.
Google’s was the first client that was different. Apart from the flaw that meant you had to read the newest entries first, it was perfect. Sure, sure – the subscription management was awful, but the rest was great.
Anyway, they have a new version and it looks like their main goal was to “make it just like all the other RSS clients”. Well, they succeeded and it sucks.
I stuck with it for a week but I can’t get the hang of it and I’m looking for a new RSS client.