Plucked off…


I tried out the new Pluck RSS reader for IE…at first I was excited – new, nice and juicy interface, smart features…you know the feeling…


As soon as the install completed you could tell it had pedigree – (Via: Chris Pirillo /Lockergnome):  “Pluck was founded by Andrew Busey – early developer of one of the first web browsers (Mosaic) and creator of the first live chat product (ichat) – and Dave Panos, the creator of one of the earliest web collaboration applications (IBM Lotus SameTime).”


But then I unistalled.  I found it was slowing down me down – I mean really slow…thinking…waiting…confusing…and then conflicting (not suprisingly) with my other reader, FeedDemon (example: was adding new RSS feed – both readers seem to be fighting over which I reader I should add it to…to be fair I should probably uninstall my current but I really can’t be plucked).


And other stuff.  Which is a shame, because I really don’t like toggling between apps (I tried Newsgator for Outlook, but went with, and still use, FeedDemon).


 


 


Comments (2)

  1. Alex,

    Specifically in light of your earlier eMail vs. RSS matrix, I would suggest to take a look at

    IzyNews http://izynews.com

    which integrates RSS feeds into your eMail of choice, be it Outlook, Pocket PC, Thunderbird, Evolution, Entourage, what-have-you.

    With IzyNews, you get the best of eMail and RSS without the negatives. It also eliminates the need to maintain yet another application.

    Platform- (application)-independence may not be an argument, but since the average MS-person has about 3 machines ;-), you might enjoy the synchronization across devices.