Google Reader Replacement

I must admit I wasn’t sold on the online options, nothing seems to be quite to the same standard and maturity and a short stint with theoldreader.com showed me weird behavior such as feeds not refreshing,  entries showing twice…

So I went with my initial thought and looked at self-hosting. Tiny Tiny RSS does the job but isn’t very pretty and more importantly its auto-update feature every couple of minutes (as far as I can see, this can’t be configured) confuses the company firewall, which ends up requiring authentication (I am running Tiny Tiny RSS behind HTTP authentication) every single time. Not a great browsing experience!

Next in my list of experiments is Lilina. No categories and still in alpha but looks pretty, nice three panes home page and no auto-update, you press the update button yourself, which suits me better. However there isn’t any button to mark posts as read…

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