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I used to use Sharpreader, but that doesn't share well. Foxmarks is good in theory, but it seems to loose track of updates. The RSS reader in Notes 8 doesn't make me happy, and paying for a better one isn't my style. I'd sooner write one myself.
In looking around, I came across "Alesti" http://www.alesti.org/ , and I'm back to keeping up with RSS feeds again.
Its web based, but doesn't feel like a web application. It uses a three pane interface, with bookmarks on the left, titles in the upper right, and either summary or full page entries on the lower right. Because it is web based, using it from different machines is no problem. It tracks unread marks perfectly (so far) and fully supports OPML importing and exporting so loading your existing feeds in isn't hard at all.
I find a bookmark toolbar link to it opens the site instantly with the three panes ready to go. No multi-steps login process or other hassles. I can check for new news quickly or just leave it open in a firefox tab. Functionally, it is a great deal like Sharpreader, but slicker. Add that it completely follows you from workstation to laptop and back again seamlessly and I'm all set.
The only thing I didn't see built in, is a drag/drop subscribe tool so you could automatically add feeds. They do have a url syntax that works, however, for example "http://www.alesti.org/?subscribe-feed=http://www.alesti.org/blog/index.rss" will subscribe you to their own feed. Clearly a firefox widget could be quickly put together that would allow drag & drop. I'll try to put one together tonight.
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