Saturday, March 15, 2014

23 Mobile Things, Thing #4: Keeping Up

This Thing just made me feel sad.  I was an avid user of Google Reader and I miss it so so so much.  It was an excellent way to keep track of all the food blogs I follow, as well as a great way to scroll through news headlines on various sites and then you could click on whatever you wanted to read more about.  I like that it had a button you could put on the tool bar to subscribe on Reader and to share on Reader.  I didn't really use the social function of it a ton because I didn't really know anyone else that was using Reader, or at least, not to the extent that I was. 

I've used Flipboard on my phone and didn't really like it.  I'm still on the hunt for something that is more like Reader was to use on my computer.  I recently purchased a Chromebook so I'll have to see if it came with a RSS feed reader installed and how it compares to my beloved and now defunct Google Reader.

I will download Zite on my iPad and use it to track all things library, but in all honesty, for reading anything in depth, I still prefer print vs. e-format and I'm not sure that will ever change.


  1. I didn't really like Flipboard either. Hope you find something that suits you soon! Please post about it here so I can take a look at it too. :D

    1. Hi Rachel! I started using The Old Reader ( and I like it quite a bit! It looks and acts very much like Google Reader (yay!) I'm using it to get back into my old habit of spending Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and my favorite cooking and library blogs.