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The Old Reader Comments

deep queue, quick progress

Comment by MacBedh
about The Old Reader · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

866 in the queue ahead of me when I started; 673 now, about 15 minutes later. Good to see the speed of progress. That's reassuring evidence of sufficient resources to handle the inevitable slam of the post-Reader exodus.

I really, really hope this app is worth using, once I get there -- I've tried three other alternatives so far, hated them all. Cluttered, busy, worlds away from the nice clean interface I'm looking for. Will submit review once I'm through the queue and have tried the reader.


Yeah, it had a one-week queue when I tried to import my Google Reader data too. Then I tried every other alternate readers, and guess one, all of them had sufficient resources to import my data instantly. So no, The Old Reader does not even have the basic hardware requirements to support and sustain many users.

My data import took less than an hour, and the reader's worked fine so far. Dealing with the slow import is a one-time thing: my biggest concern is whether the app will suit me on a daily basis. So far, it's vastly superior to all the other alternatives I've tried.

Yes, they were all able to import with no lag. They may have enough hardware for any purpose, but if the app looks like crap, the server capacity doesn't do me any good.

API released!

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about The Old Reader and Feeddler RSS Reader · Jun 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The Old Reader team have finished the beta version of their API. Now anyone can write an app for The Old Reader.

You can already enjoy it on your iOS device using Small Feeddler RSS Reader iconFeeddler RSS Reader


Comment by pihentagy
about The Old Reader · Mar 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

opml import is slow these days


Surely it depends on the high number of people that are switching from Google Reader. It's normal :P

Firs Time

Comment by mscsmw1974
about The Old Reader · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

This RSS reader is set up to help facilitate discussion with my teacher and classmates at Walden University- Course EDUC 6135.