Reeder - feed organization?

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  1. Jakimo
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    I use Reeder for my iPhone and iPad, such a great UI. Now that Reeder is out for the Mac, I'd like it - but hesitate.

    A desktop RSS app should definitely be able to add feeds, organize them, etc. I've written the developers twice, just to ask if they will go in that direction. No answer on both emails. (boo, boo..!)

    Still, they write great apps. Is anyone out there in the know? Has anyone figured out if they'll incorporate feed organization for the Mac app in the future?

    thanks
     
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    Reeder for Mac does have the ability to add and organise feeds.
     
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    That's odd. In the reviews of the app in the Mac App store I see people complaining that one cannot. Is it hard to figure out how? Have you added feeds yourself? Do they then sync back to your Google RSS account?

    Organisation, is that through simple drag and drop of feeds on the left column?

    thanks for the help
     
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    I was a beta user from the first public beta and I'm fairly certain it mirror's your Google Reader organization. I have mine in folders and alphabetized so I never noticed. I don't currently have the final release so I can't tell you.
     
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    What I meant is that, if you add a feed in Reeder - or reorganize things a bit in folders (moving things, creating folders, removing folders) - do these actions sync back to the Google RSS account?
     
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    It's pretty easy to see its there. In the menu is Subscriptions and under that dropdown is add and manage.

    I've never used the feature before but just tried so I can answer your question. I added a feed, was able to move it into a folder, and everything I did in the app shows up in google reader.
     
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    Thanks, that seals it for me! I'll buy it now.

    Two curious things - I wonder why the folks that make Reeder wouldn't answer that question? ..and why did folks in the reviews report that it didn't do so?

    Have a good weekend!

    Jacques
     
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    Oh right. That was added in the final beta.


    The one thing about the dev is that he sometimes over simplifies things. I'm guessing the mistaken reviewers just didn't see the option as it's fairly easy to overlook. Also, I never had a problem with him responding to me. I did ask questions on Twitter though (@reederapp).
     
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    I thought so too, but you can. It's just not very intuitive. You have to click on the options icon and choose manage subscriptions. It then will allow you to drag feeds around, and into other folders. It's beyond me why the app doesn't let you do it in the main interface.:(
     

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  10. Jakimo
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    Mr. Reader - organization king

    Reeder is so sub-par in organization, it's just old.

    Mr. Reader for iPad handles it SO much better, for anyone stumbling on this thread - I recommend Mr. Reader *wholeheartedly* over every other RSS reader for iPad.

    Organization is just the beginning, and the developer responds to emails immediately... =)

    PS - Reeder is incredible for the iPhone, (no organizational skills tho) and for the Mac, still love the app in those areas
     

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