RSS post Google Reader

There’s only about 3 days until the venerable Reader shuts down. When Google announced this a few months ago, there was a mass exodus to various other similar services. I, however, found many of these unsatisfactory. Examples:

- Feedly – I found it cumbersome, and as far as I could tell, the mobile version had no ‘mark all as read’ button.
- Newsblur – slow, too complicated
- theoldreader – no mobile version
- commafeed – slow, underdeveloped

Right now, the very recently beta’d Digg reader appears to be fulfilling just what I want, though the Android app is yet to make an appearance, though it is scheduled. Most of the stuff that I pick up on RSS is slashdot (kazillions of posts, many not requiring reading), other internet news (e.g. The Conversation, again, only reading some of the posts), and then the regular webcomics (most posting once a day or second day, read all of them). Thus, what I require is speed, reliability, simplicity of interface including ‘mark all as read’, and that it works on Android. The Digg reader is not public beta yet, as far as I can tell, though I imagine that will change in the next few days.

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