I got an email this morning from a Tom Atkins. Tom had read about my various issues with FeedLounge and trying to sort out an online RSS Feed aggregator so I can keep my feeds synched across computers. Tom suggested I have a look at an online RSS Feeds aggregator called Gregarius and I did and I have to say I am impressed with it!
Gregarius is designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your feeds from wherever you want. It is free, open source, web standards compliant (renders XHTML/CSS), supports OPML, has tagging, full text search and is full of AJAXy goodness(!).
I signed up for a Feedlounge account today – why? Partly out of curiousity and partly ‘cos I’d really like to have some way to have my feeds synchronised across machines and FeedLounge, being an online aggregator, allows for that (and is filled with AJAXy goodness!). The $5 per month charge almost seemed worth it to save on the hassle of reading the same feeds again and again on different computers.
I exported my feeds from NetNewsWire (my desktop feed reader) into an OPML file and imported the feed into FeedLounge. However, what I didn’t count on was that FeedLounge would vastly speed up my feed reading (by making the majority of my feeds disappear!).
In the image above you can see that the 471 unread items on my Blogroll have disappeared – not only that, but if I click on the 1713 Unread Items at the top, I see the same blank screen!
I must see if i can get my money back – you shouldn’t have to pay for products still in beta.
Now, has anyone figured how to synchronise NetNewsWire yet – I couldn’t figure it out last time I looked (I’m on NetNewsWire 2.0.1)
Alex and Scott of FeedLounge contacted me in the comments and resolved the disappearing feeds problem.