If you’ve been stuck under a volcano, without internet access, let me refresh you:
Google is shutting down Reader. So, like everybody else who uses it, your intrepid blogger is looking for a replacement. We are, however, having trouble finding things. Particularly ones with offline support.
We smacked down Feedly and The Old Reader, on the basis of a lack of offline support. But they seem to be better than NewsBlur, which has just enough offline support to make you feel properly ripped off by their subscription fees and lack of a decent user experience.
So we have moved on to netvibes. Which I’m not sure how to spell properly. If you go to the site, your tab will read “Netvibes”, but your screen will say “netvibes”, with “net” in white and “vibes” in green. It’s all very confusing.
There’s one point down.
Netvibes almost got a short, one line review, thanks to not having an app (like Old Reader), but their FAQ says this:
The version for smartphones is available on iPad, iPhone and Android. It has a reader view, an offline mode…
Offline mode? How does that work?
Ah. It doesn’t.