Web Worker Daily published an interesting and useful comparison about today's
available web-based RSS feed readers.
As the author mentions, you can read RSS/Atom feeds through desktop
applications, browsers and even via E-Mail applications like Outlook. The
challenge is that most of these feed readers require you to pick one method and
stick with it. If you're in a feed-reading mood and you're not at the computer
that has that desktop application or a full browser, then what?
Judi Sohn says: "When I'm stuck in line or sitting on a long train ride,
it's a perfect time to skim headlines and catch up on some RSS-reading using
my smartphone. There are quite a few applications for reading feeds on a
Windows Mobile phone like mine (Cingular 8125). No problem. But when I'm at
my laptop, I'd rather read the feeds on the computer than the phone's tiny
screen. On top of that, I want articles I've read in one location to be
marked read on the desktop and visa versa."
What's a web worker to do? Up until the past couple of years, this kind of
syncing/cross-platform reading was impossible. Now, there are a few choices for
those of us who want the same feeds accessible in both big and small formats at
the same time, without requiring the download of a dedicated application on any
platform and the Web Workers Daily took a critical look at the current crop of
options - worth to read if you are a news junkie as well.
Cheers ~ Arne