If you’ve been living offline you won’t know that on 1st July 2013, Google will stop its very good RSS reader service. There are calls from the digital corpus to save this great service, but I thought I’d kill two digital birds with one virtual stone.
For a long time I have been meaning to sort out my RSS feeds and focus on the ones that I enjoy and learn something from. The impending demise of Google reader has given me impetus to do this. I would find a new RSS reader, but instead of simply migrating my feeds from Google to the new reader, I would sort them out too.
After a little searching and listening to others I am beginning a trial of Leaf. It has a beautiful minimal design, and is nice and cheap. It also syncs with Pocket, which I already use. I will be able to store any articles that I want to digest when I have a little more time and view them wherever I have Pocket access.
Hopefully this set-up will work well and I’ll have saved time and sorted out my feeds. Perhaps some good will come from google dropping another service.