Let me start by saying thank you to Bloglines – their service rocks and has reliably been my sole RSS reader for months now.
Last week I switched to Google Reader. I tried Google before and didn’t like it, but they updated the service a short time ago, and now it really rocks.
Here’s the reasons that made me switch:
- Google. This means my Google Office package just got a bit better again. And it’s single sign-on with all my other Google services.
- The interface is nice. Not a lot better than bloglines, but blends in with my GMail experience.
- Single feeds also display read items. This is a lot better than having to update x days manually in bloglines.
My only gripe is that I need to manually mark stuff as read, if I don’t scroll past all new items (which leaves some unread now and then). When I click on a blog title manually in bloglines, all posts are marked as read. Maybe they’ll add this as an option later on.