MacMost Now 713: RSS Feeds With Google Reader

With RSS reading functionality being removed from Safari and Mail in Mountain Lion, it is a good time to come up with an alternative. Google offers a free, easy-to-use and powerful RSS reader web site. It also works with several different apps so you can read your news on different devices and keep your data in sync.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 713: RSS Feeds With Google Reader”

    Simon David Allen
    9 years ago

    Why are Apple removing RSS functionality from Mail and Safari? That seems a retrograde step.

      9 years ago

      We don’t know. I can speculate.
      I’m sure Apple has data that says that very few people used RSS in those apps. In addition, they know there are tons of alternate ways to handle RSS (apps, web sites, etc).
      So they decided to trim the features. Apple does that. Rather than letting apps bloat and get bigger and bigger and more complex, they trim. From a design standpoint it is important. And as long as there are good alternatives (and there are in this case) then why not? Keep Safari focused. Keep Mail focused. Let those that want an RSS reader (like you, and me too) get it in a separate app.

    Justin Lee
    9 years ago

    Hey Gary,

    In the video you said google reader is compatible with the “news rack app”. Is this the “news stand app” on iOS devices? if not, what is the “news rack app”? this is really cool, and I appreciated your previous video on cellular hotspots

    9 years ago

    Flipboard app can also read your google rss account, great design!

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    9 years ago

    I was on a English TV station last night,and a pop up said you need a RSS Feeder. I haven`t got a clue what this is. Then i clicked on a link which opened Apple APP Store. I picked one called Reader Notifier,and the install button came up,and that downloaded it. Google had already installed it. It was in the application`s folder,and in the top right hand corner ware the date is was an icon. In the list the first one is Google Reader,and it says open at log in. I leave my computer to Sleep,and i have never used the login system. Can you help Gary.

      9 years ago

      So, what is it you are trying to do? Sounds like you want to subscribe to that site’s RSS feed. If you do, then click on that link again and now that you have an RSS reader it should work.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    8 years ago

    Yes thats what this message seems to be telling me. Just has you described Gary.
    Yes i did want to subscribe to the site`s RSS Feed. Google must have done it for me,because i was back on that site last night,and everything was all right.
    Do you think it`s a good idea,to let Google keep your passwords,because i have noticed you gain access to sites very quickly. The site is Channel 4,and reason you can join it,because it`s not connected to the BBC,and you would have to have a TV Licence. Thanks for your help Gary.

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