Switch from Netvibes to Google Reader
I’ve decided to stop using Netvibes in favor of Google Reader for my feed reading purposes. Google Reader has improved quite a bit since it was first released (at that point I deemed it as unusable). I liked Netvibes’ customizability, in teams of colors, etc. But the “openness” of it is of no use to me (using 3rd party apps, etc.) I essentially just used it for reading my feeds. I much prefer the way Google Reader formats my feeds (I used to use NetNewsWire back in the day when I used my mac, and liked it) - Google Reader sort of follows the method of NetNewsWire. Sort of… The two features I have been waiting for Netvibes to introduce, and ultimately what made me finally choose to switch, are star and share. I often forget where I read something, and most of the time, can’t find it when I try looking for it. The star feature shouldhelp me in that area. Share is a nice-to-have - in case anyone out there is at least somewhat interested with what I would like to share. We’ll see. So, sorry Netvibes. You guys were quite good at innovating in the “start page” arena and 3rd-party interoperability, but I’m looking for more Feed-friendly features. Google Reader satisfies my needs now. Now, if only Google would let me change the color schemes of their apps - I prefer dark backgrounds, light text.