rss feed app with google reader feature

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  1. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502

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    hi,

    i'm looking for an rss reader app that can load google reader feeds.

    basically an app that i can login into my google reader and see all my starred feeds and see all the new ones, without having to use a web browser.

    is there one?

    i searched on google, and i've tried many of the free and non-free rss feed readers and non seem to have that feature.


    thanks
     
  2. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure there's not a desktop app that will sync with Google reader; there's Google Gears which is allows for offline viewing of Google feeds, but I'm with you in that I like a stand-alone RSS reader. One app that does one thing well is my wish, and I don't like having lots of things going on in one browser, generally speaking.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well Google Reader just aggregates. From Google Reader you can export your subscriptions to a OPML file that you can load in other RSS feed applications. That's essentially all you're asking. Then you just need an app that can read OPML, which I believe a good number do. NetNewsWire is a popular one I see recommend here by others.
     
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    But the problem from this point is that your desktop client would not sync changes straight back to Google. I'm the type of person who wants to have one application do one thing well, and I'd certainly rather have a dedicated RSS reader that would sync up with Google Reader to keep the feeds synced on desktop, web, and iPod touch.

    With NNW it's all tied in with Newsgator, and I've got everything synced up just fine. The problem is that the XP client for Newsgator sucks (Feed Demon), and the NNW app for the iPhone is less than desirable. I can stomach Google Reader on my work desktop (not used there much anyway), but on my MacBook I would prefer a dedicated client. FTR, ReadAir and Fluid just aren't doing it for me, either.
     

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