Fresh Tech | Feedly
Not really written too much about any tech as yet. It’s pretty much woven into the fabric of our lives now, literally don’t know where we’d be without it. You only have to see how our entire world stops if email, or god forbid the internet goes down!
I’m also researching a course I’ll be lecturing next term on digital & the creative arts. So, thought it would be cool to have a look at some of our new fave tech, from apps & widgets, to services & back again.
First up, is the lifesaver that goes by the name of Feedly. You may well have caught the uproar when Google announced recently they are going to discontinue “Google Reader”(GR). If you are one of the many who hadn’t used their Reader you may well wonder what all the fuss is about.
Well, we all know how everything you could ever want can be found on-line, but how to organise, how to ensure you get the info / updates you want? Well Google Reader was the solution. Grab the RSS feed (usually just grabbing the site’s address would do), add to your personalised Reader, and hey presto. You’ll never miss a post, update, missive from your fave blogger, news outlet, artist, shop, whatever! Create categories, like sport, news, music, fashion & you have your own personalised magazine.
Sounds good right? Actually, more than good. If you work in some form of digital publishing, social media or the like you have simply got to have your feeds organised.
Thank god, Feedly looks like the answer to all your feed needs in a post GR world. It grabs all your feeds from GR so you don’t have to start again.
It has a strong visual approach that makes it feel slightly friendlier than GR as well.There are apps for iOS, Android & Kindle. As well as a Chrome extension.