Monday, January 26, 2004

News readers with Atom support

We'll be looking at Atom in depth in coming weeks and we'll be looking at the news readers that support Atom feeds.

Today, we'll be looking at Bloglines. This is a free service that:

"makes it easy to keep up with your favorite blogs and newsfeeds. With Bloglines, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds of your favorite blogs, and Bloglines will monitor updates to those sites. You can read the latest entries easily within Bloglines.

Unlike other aggregators which require you to download and install software, Bloglines runs on our servers and requires no installation. Because your Bloglines account is accessible through a web browser, you can access your account from any Internet-connected machine."

We have fully tested Bloglines with our own Blogger Blog RSS and Atom feeds and Bloglines performs perfectly with either. You can also add your feed to Bloglines where others can subscribe to your blog from Bloglines.