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Google Reader替代品 TheOldReader

雖然在之前一篇文章吐嘈Google Reader的缺憾,但在後Google Reader時代,真正可供選擇的RSS Reader其實並不多,因為Google Reader實在非常優秀:

  1. 速度
  2. 穩定性 (近期有所下降)
  3. 跨平台性 (Web/Mobile Web/iOS/Android)
  4. 開放API及延伸應用 (e.g. feedly, Reeder)
  5. 分享功能 (以前有內部分享功能,現在只能分享到Google+)
  6. 搜尋功能
  7. 探索功能
  8. 可持續性

近期發現feedly以外另一個堪用的替代品TheOldReader。feedly擁有跨平台優勢,沒有Mobile Web版本是唯一遺憾,其他方面都不俗,唯獨速度方面實在不行,可持續性亦需要時間考驗。TheOldReader比起feedly而言,在跨平台性方面,雖然沒有iOS/Android App,但卻有Mobile Web版本,而個人喜歡用Mobile Web多於Native App,而且速度絕對比feedly優秀。

唯一擔憂是其要用Google+/Facebook登入,而且要存取聯絡人資料,我的迴避方法是建立「防火牆」(使用主力以外帳戶登入)。以下存取聯絡人資料的官方解釋

The Old Reader Privacy Policy

To make your The Old Reader experience enjoyable we have to obtain some information about you. We take your privacy very seriously and are 100% transparent about the ways we use your data.

Information that we access

Information that you make available to us depends on login type that you use to access The Old Reader.

Facebook

  • We get your name and e-mail address. We use them to authorize you and to send you email notifications that you can enable in your profile settings;
  • We get list of your friends. We use it to help you find fellow The Old Reader users among them;
  • The Old Reader can post your shared items to your Facebook timeline, but only if you enabled the corresponding option in your profile settings.

Google

  • We get your name and e-mail address. We use them to authorize you and to send you email notifications that you can enable in your profile settings;
  • The Old Reader has full access to your contact list. We only need to read it to help you find fellow The Old Reader users among your contacts, however Googleprovides no way to request read-only access to your contacts using oauth API. We will never alter your contact list in any way, we promise;
  • If you decide to import your subscriptions from Google Reader directly, we ask you for your Google account credentials. The credentials are not stored in The Old Reader and are only used once to import your feeds.

Public information

The following information is visible for everyone:

  • your shared items (excluding comments);
  • list of your followers and people your follow;
  • link to your Facebook profile (if you enabled the corresponding option in your profile settings).

This information is available on the following url: https://theoldreader.com/profile/51416c6554cf82d743000172

Deleting account

If you choose to delete your account, all your data will be permanently removed from The Old Reader. This includes your subscriptions, items you shared and all your comments. Your name will still be listed in all posts that you ‘liked’.

Categories: Applications, RSS, Web
  1. April 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Feedly 除了沒有行動版頁面外,事實上它根本沒有一個完整的Web App介面
    在PC上,也只能在裝了Extension之後,官方網頁才會顯示出訂閱源

    這樣的作法比起原本的Google Reader還是差得多了,
    至少若不使用相關瀏覽器,想用Feedly基本上便是不可能的

    • April 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

      對呀,而且Feedly速度太慢,無論是瀏覽器插件還是手機App,載入總是要很長時間。雖然Feedly手機App近日推出了更新,改善了效能,但還是不如原來的Google Reader。TheOldReader也不是完美,速度同樣慢,但就有網頁版及行動版頁面。

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