Wrote earlier about Google reader alternatives, where you use a service on the internet.
Now it’s time to test some google reader alternatives with running a own server to provide it.
Starting with random order, and some conclusion about the best one at the bottom.
A web-based RSS/RDF/ATOM feed aggregator, designed to run on your web server, allowing you to access your news sources from wherever you want. Got plugins as default and possible to enable more plugins if needed from third party.
Been awhile since they updated Gregarius, and the plugins I found was several years old too. When going to their page, you only get to HTTP Server Test Page. So I got some hard time to recommend this one, as it seems it’s abandoned. But still looked really nice and very easy to navigate on it. Coulden’t find any Android app in Google play.
From scratch, it doesn’t look something anyone want to use. It’s seems very simple and hard to understand where to change settings.
After added planet.foresightlinux.org, it didn’t show anything inside it. Usually rss feeds shows unread posts from start, when added a new rss site. So I’m not even sure if it was added correctly. Seems it’s recommended for the more advanced users. Very active development in git. Coulden’t find any Android app in Google play.
Very fast and easy-to-use class, written in PHP, that puts the “simple” back into “really simple syndication”. When installed it, you can fetch rss feeds directly. Hard to see where admin page is, hard to actually add a rss feed and save it.
I’m not even sure it’s possible from a pure installation. I think this one is too hard for beginners and I won’t bother to show a screenshot from it. There is some screenshots on their webpage you can look at though. Coulden’t find any Android app in Google play.
A news aggregator allows you to subscribe to news sources and have new items collected together on a single page. The newest items appear at the top, and you can mark old news items read. <—- That information should be obvious, just that makes me wonder how simple is this rss feed? The latest release version was 0.5, was released December 2007. Latest change in the code was made 23 May 2011.
I did add planet.foresightlinux.org but nothing appeared and it said it worked fine to add that feed. Probably needs to add the whole feed including the feed file path. But I won’t bother to add any more testing about this service, as probably nobody will use it anyway.
And I won’t bother to search on Google play to see if there is an app for it, as I asume there isn’t one.
Web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.
Now we are talking, a great layout and easy to navigate and found what you are looking for. Possible to activate API in settings to use Android app for Tiny Tiny RSS. It’s free to download and it’s a trial version of 7 days. To unlock the Android app after 7 days costs $2 dollars. It’s worth it, no doubt about it. Possible to use it as offline mode too, great to download feeds before going somewhere where you don’t have any internet connection from your mobile phone.
Possible to import feeds from google reader takeout. Many plugins as default and users can enable them if they want. There is a chrome/Chromium plugin too, but only a way to open the webpage quickly. tt-rss Released : 04-04-2013 . Still very active both on the service and the Android app.
The best one is Tiny Tiny RSS, not doubt about it. Has everything you need + more. Very easy to setup and get going. Possible to have it on your Android phone as an app. Looks like there is no Iphone app for the moment.
We will use at www.foresightlinux.se, so if you are looking for trying out Tiny Tiny RSS then we can help you setup an account for you to be able to use it. We are not planning to shut it down in the future, so the tt-rss is here to stay.
Take contact with Tomas Forsman (TForsman) in #foresight on freenode with irc or through e-mail and I will setup an account for you to use Tiny Tiny RSS from foresightlinux.se