I have been using BloggerBuddy since day one. It’s not like me to use the software i write just because i think that someone else has done it better. But this time i think that this program is the best on the market for me. It suits my needs perfectly. Since day one i have had a better blogging experience with it. No more painful page by page opening, no more comment tracking no nothing. I just fire up BloggerBuddy and there i have it. All the posts from my friends’ blogs that i haven’t read yet in one place. I can still see that question in your face “why not Google reader or any other reader for that matter?”. Well i like things my way, this is coded from me for me and it is way better and simpler. So enough with the rumbling. Using BloggerBuddy i found out that a couple of features were way needed in order to make the usage more pleasant. So here is what i added and in my opinion will make it way better:
- Detailed loading view of the feeds. It actually gives you a list of all the blogs that the feeds are loaded from and ticks the ones that are done. In that case if any is not reachable at the moment it will be way easier to troubleshoot.
- Added a way to edit the details of a feed. I know that deleting and re-adding a feed is lame so i took the time and added an edit feature.
- I added a cool search feature (yah yah nice jQuery effects and all). I found my self wanting to search for a post i knew it was there but there was no way of me trying to find it through 20 pages of posts. Search was the way and i added it!
- Added a feature to filter posts from a certain feed. For instance, let’s say you want to see all the posts that i have posted on my blog. Just click on my feed title, on the left list, and the posts will be filtered to show you only those.
These are the features added so far. They don’t seem much but they will make your life easier, i bet on that. Please note a serious thing though. If you have BloggerBuddy already and using it then before you update you need to keep a backup of your data. That is done by keeping your data.db file on the installation folder. Just copy-paste it on a folder before the update, download the latest air package of the site, install it and then copy the file back.
So, please take a look and let me know what you think. Or, even better, why not leave some feedback and give me some more ideas on what should be added to the next update? I’d love to hear that someone else, besides me, uses it out there 🙂
More on BloggerBuddy’s website.
🙄 I think using Blogger buddy is not difficult, its quite easy to use, yes to update it requires restoring of the whole data.
Cool update Stratos 🙂 It seems lighter and faster than ever before.
one complaint though, if I add the feed address wrongly and try to edit, it wont show the post feeds unless I click on Reload Feeds. Can there be auto refresh / auto reload of feeds when I edit the feed address?
Also, you can look at some way to import the feeds from the existing feed reader
@Raju Thanks for the feedback! About your points. I just thought that reloading the feeds on edit would be an overkill that’s why i left it manual. As for importing how does your current reader export the feeds? I think i should just start considering importing by various readers…
That looks interesting, and as I am not entirely satisfied with Google Reader I will definitely give that a go later on when I get some time. I will be back to let you know what I think.
@Sire That would be great! I am feedback hungry and this is all i want. Thanks for taking time!
Thanks for the update. I finally got around to installing AIR, so now I am ready to go. 🙂 Feedback coming soon.
😀 I love it. It is very lightweight and simple/easy to use, and much faster than many browser-based alternatives…
You know, I just might switch to it, assuming that you have no tracking embedded. lol.
Yeh, but I am very impressed. 🙂
I am really glad you liked it! Of course there is no tracking, no trojan etc coming with it. I am actually using it myself. Please let me know if there are any complications (assuming you decide to make the transmission). Thanks for the feedback!
I am using Google Reader and it uses OPML format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPML) for its exported data. Most of the readers use the same.
@Raju Thanks for coming back to me. I will take a look and see what i can do for importing OPML files. Thanks again!
I’ve downloaded it but it took me awhile because I couldn’t find the download link, must be something to do with my age. 😉 Anyway, I was roaming aimlessly with my mouse and when it hovered over the graphic of the arrow, voila….will test it out late to see how I like it.
well don’t blame your self. it’s my stupidity that i didn’t make it more obvious. i’m up to it now. thanks for the feedback!
PS: Please re-download there was some minor glitch i fixed with the add feed thingy.
I knew you would my friend, I just had to find a tasteful way to say it. 😆
@Sire It was a nice way to put it indeed 🙂 Thanks again for sticking around!
OK, am I missing something, I click on add feed and nothing happens?
As i said on the previous comment please re-download. There was a buggy 0.5 version online for about an hour till i got around to find tha damn thing. Please download and re-install. If you want to keep you data (unlickely since you don’t have any but just for the sacke of argument) then keep a copy of the data.db file! Sorry for the inconvinience!
Oh gosh – I still need to try this out. Sorry I wasn’t able to test it for you 🙂 I’ll let you know what I think …
@Kim I understand perfectly and there is no problem at all. If you (and anybody else) wants and has the time to try and give some feedback that’s nice. If you don’t have time that’s fine too. Please do not feel obligated or something 😉 Thanks again!