AOL releases beta version of its new RSS reader
With the imminent death of Google Reader , several companies have come to offer alternatives that seek to welcome will become orphans after the disappearance of this tool. AOL had already announced that Monday would see its proposal and in fact is being enabled from today the beta version of its RSS reader.
The application is quite complete and comes with a fairly simple design and easy to use that you can win some of the users of these tools. As most readers, is divided into columns. On the left you have a list of your subscriptions, is the news center and right are same advertising space, cornered by the time AOL’s own.
The downside to this tool is that there is a way to import the material already had in Google Reader, but you have to add it again. The good thing is that you can search, add URLs or import OPML files easily. There is also a list of pre-selected sources as themes, which can help accelerate the creation of your feed.
There is also a tag system to group files in a personalized way. The interface is pretty clean, and borrows some features present in Feedly – like the ability to organize content for cards, list, panel, etc..
It looks very nice for a beta, but reaches a market that is already pretty played despite the demise of Google Reader. Digg Reader promises to release in two days and Feedly and has much work ahead, but the simplicity of the bet AOL could win some fans.
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