I have just been playing with Bloglines this morning – it has been a while since I looked at it, as I have been doing all on online RSSing in Newsgator of late, because the sync with FeedDemon is so handy.
Anyway, I won’t be using FeedDemon so much when I get the new PC, so I thought it might be an opportunity to try out Bloglines again. There aren’t many changes, really, some of the graphics are a little sharper and nicer, and there are some AJAXy touches to the management of feeds, which makes it much easier to manage than Newsgator. Generally, though, it is a lot friendlier than Newsgator.
One thing I would like to see in an aggregator is some sort of a cleanup/purging tool, where one could find feeds that haven’t been updated in a while, so you could choose whether or not to be bothered with them. I have around 150 feeds in Bloglines and I am certain that some of those are deceased. But can I be faffed to hunt them down myself? No.
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well you can just click “show all” — but it does mean you have to remember which ones you haven’t read in a long time.
Thanks for the comment, Amy. Yep, I ended up trawling through the ‘show all’ list and got rid of some of the dead wood. I guess I am just too used to having software do all my hard work for me!