Feed Your Reader Needs With Feedly

Occasionally I am asked how I keep up with the latest news in geekery and my other favorite pastimes. One of the tools in my box is a browser extension called Feedly.

If you already use Google Reader as a feed aggregator, then you are 99% of the way there.  Visit the Feedly site at http://www.feedly.com and install the extension for your browser.  Then as long as you were logged into Google Reader already, you will see your feeds formatted much like a magazine or news paper.

There are several options for viewing your feeds, but my current preference is the digest view where I get several articles groups according to my Google subscription groups.  It's a great way to find what's new and relevant in bite-sized pieces rather than having to slog through an ever growing, chronological list.

Expanding an article marks it as read, but you can also mark entire groupings as read or all of the articles linked on the page.  Perfect for catching up and getting rid of those duplicate postings that say much the same thing.

A picture being worth a thousand words, you can go from this...

To this...

Not bad!

Throw in the ability to pull in your Twitter timeline and a few Flickr photos and it's well worth the price of admission.  Oh yes.  That price is free.

Take a taste and give Feedly a try right now!