Did you know Findory had a feed reader? Well, it does, and it has been developing at a fast clip.
The Findory RSS reader works halfway between Bloglines and regular Findory. You give it your feeds and it can then tell you when something’s new. You click on any feed, and read it. What you can also do is stay at the feed reader main page, and you get a personalized Findory page consisting entirely of items from your subscribed RSS feeds. That means select recent items, pulled from your feeds, prioritizing the stuff you tend to click on anywhere in Findory.
The reason I’m mentioning this now? Findory just added the ability to import feeds, one of my prime conditions for any feed reader. You can now import an OPML file, to get your entire Blogroll in from many RSS readers. You can also import directly from Bloglines, either from a public blogroll (by entering a Bloglines username) or your private blogroll (by entering your username and password).
I dumped my entire (sizable) Bloglines blogroll, including all the private feeds I keep out of my sidebar (read: guilty pleasure blogs), and now I’ve got an excellently useful page. See, I can read everything in my feeds (and Findory makes it easier and more useful than readers that don’t show which feeds are new), but I can also, at a glance, see info from accross all the feeds. If I don’t have time to go through everything, I can glance at Findory and see if there’s anything important going on that must be blogged right now.
There are still some things I’d like to see:
- # of unread items
- Organizing into folders
- Reordering and renaming the display of feeds
- Blogroll export
Used in conjunction with Bloglines, this all makes me a very happy camper. I still prefer Bloglines for reading massive amounts of feeds (although Findory scales much better than aggregators like MyYahoo), but now I can use Findory when speed is a priority. Since Findory easily syncs with Bloglines (it knows not to import feeds you already have), I can use both, alternating as necessary.
So check it out. It certainly beats most RSS readers, and the main page is a feature no reader out there can claim.
(via Greg Linden)