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Old 03-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #91
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As an aside I noticed the last night when trying to rate an app on GooglePlay, to leave feedback for an app you have to have a Google+ ID.

So maybe you're on the something right there, Google+ is just not doing that well and Google wants everything to flow through there from now on.
Oh I havent noticed that we need to have G+ id. but I think it's just the same as Gmail ID since they are connected
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Oh I havent noticed that we need to have G+ id. but I think it's just the same as Gmail ID since they are connected
Right, of what I miss typed was they actually post back to your Google+ ID page.

Also if you notice there are a lot of reviews now that have ideas it say simply "a Google user". Those are reviews that have been converted because they were posted prior to this new linking to your Google+ ID.
I decided the heck with it I'm just not going to leave any more reviews. I don't want crap on my Google plus page I don't want anything there I don't want any social media.

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Right, of what I miss typed was they actually post back to your Google+ ID page.

Also if you notice there are a lot of reviews now that have ideas it say simply "a Google user". Those are reviews that have been converted because they were posted prior to this new linking to your Google+ ID.
I decided the heck with it I'm just not going to leave any more reviews. I don't want crap on my Google plus page I want anything there I want any social media.
You can switch off public visibility of your reviews in your Google+ settings.

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Also if you notice there are a lot of reviews now that have ideas it say simply "a Google user". Those are reviews that have been converted because they were posted prior to this new linking to your Google+ ID.
That's not strictly the case. Your 'Google+ ID' is your normal Google ID, the one that you have to have to be able to buy apps for your Android advice from the Play store.

Google decided that they didn't want anonymous or nicknamed reviews any more, so changed the rules so that all reviews would be posted under the user's ID - in exactly the same way as this works on, say, Amazon. The list of your reviews on your Google+ page is also a parallel of the reviews list on your public profile on Amazon.

I can't see how this change would encourage non Google+ users to start using it, which seems to be the motive you're ascribing to Google.

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We can? Thanks! I looked for that the other day and I didn't find it in there. I'll go hunt it down again. It'll do me good to snoop around in all the settings and see what's wide anyway.
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We can? Thanks! I looked for that the other day and I didn't find it in there. I'll go hunt it down again. It'll do me good to snoop around in all the settings and see what's wide anyway.
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Well that's disheartening.. *ponders as to what I can replace it with*
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Well that's disheartening.. *ponders as to what I can replace it with*
I've been enjoying Feedly, but for those who want an experience as close to Google Reader as possible, they've released a Chrome extension:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon

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Turn Feedly into a Google Reader clone.

Download this extension and get Google Reader back
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:38 AM   #99
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I'm still searching for a replacement android app and it seems most suggestions here and elsewhere are for use in a browser. I don't need much, but I can't find anything that works well for me.

I have to have the ability to read offline. That seems to knock the overwhelming majority off the list.
I want to be able to download when I choose - not when I open the app or any other automatic sync.
I need a dark theme and I need to be able to have a large font size.
I prefer mostly text, but would try any interface at this point if I can read offline.
I also have a problem getting the Philadelphia Inquirer rss feeds to work on most readers. http://www.philly.com/inquirer_front_page.rss is one of them

Here are some that I've tried and liked:
RssDemon works ok and doesn't use Google, but the font size change only sticks if you switch from landscape to portrait or vice versa and the font is too small otherwise. You have to switch for each article you open, so that's a real pain - especially since I read while I am eating lunch. This app was last updated Feb 2012 so I don't see much use in contacting the developer.

FeedMe is nice and simple but it uses Google and when you mark all articles as read it doesn't seem to stick.

JustReader is good, but it requires Google. The description used to say the dev says will switch to another feed manager, but I don't see that anymore so I guess he won't.

I've seen these suggested here, but they can't do offline - NewsBlur, Taptu, Pulse, Feedly

If anyone has suggestions, I would appreciate it.

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Press? It doesn't have a dark theme (but it's still nice to read on and I'll bet they'll get the dark theme implemented in the coming months), but it works offline, you can turn off the sync, and the font selection stays put.

Limited to Android 4.0+ devices though.

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I'm still searching for a replacement android app and it seems most suggestions here and elsewhere are for use in a browser. I don't need much, but I can't find anything that works well for me.

I have to have the ability to read offline. That seems to knock the overwhelming majority off the list.
I want to be able to download when I choose - not when I open the app or any other automatic sync.
Could you really download to read offline whever you wanted and what you wanted in google reader?

I noticed that I nearly never used the offline reading with the Google Reader app so I am happy with Feedly. I instead try to make sure that I always have net available.
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I'm still searching for a replacement android app and it seems most suggestions here and elsewhere are for use in a browser. I don't need much, but I can't find anything that works well for me.

I have to have the ability to read offline. That seems to knock the overwhelming majority off the list.
I want to be able to download when I choose - not when I open the app or any other automatic sync.
I need a dark theme and I need to be able to have a large font size.
I prefer mostly text, but would try any interface at this point if I can read offline.
I also have a problem getting the Philadelphia Inquirer rss feeds to work on most readers. http://www.philly.com/inquirer_front_page.rss is one of them

Here are some that I've tried and liked:
RssDemon works ok and doesn't use Google, but the font size change only sticks if you switch from landscape to portrait or vice versa and the font is too small otherwise. You have to switch for each article you open, so that's a real pain - especially since I read while I am eating lunch. This app was last updated Feb 2012 so I don't see much use in contacting the developer.

FeedMe is nice and simple but it uses Google and when you mark all articles as read it doesn't seem to stick.

JustReader is good, but it requires Google. The description used to say the dev says will switch to another feed manager, but I don't see that anymore so I guess he won't.

I've seen these suggested here, but they can't do offline - NewsBlur, Taptu, Pulse, Feedly

If anyone has suggestions, I would appreciate it.
What do you have in your rss feeds for offline reading majority of the feeds I have mostly always had the topic headline and maybe the first paragraph or so I have to go online to the website to read the whole thing anyway.
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Press? It doesn't have a dark theme (but it's still nice to read on and I'll bet they'll get the dark theme implemented in the coming months), but it works offline, you can turn off the sync, and the font selection stays put.

Limited to Android 4.0+ devices though.

http://twentyfivesquares.com/press/
I'll keep it in mind, but it's paid only and in Google play it says they will have their own syncing soon. I won't pay for future promises. I really do need a dark theme too - my vision goes double when I read on a bright white background. Even white text on black gives me problems, but it's easier to use a gray filter on the screen for that.
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Could you really download to read offline whever you wanted and what you wanted in google reader?

I noticed that I nearly never used the offline reading with the Google Reader app so I am happy with Feedly. I instead try to make sure that I always have net available.
Google Reader didn't have a dark theme so I didn't use that, but Rss Demon, Greader, FeedMe, and JustReader all have offline available in settings. I first sync before leaving the house in the morning and then sync again before lunch. Ever since I got my Galaxy S3, 3g on my Nexus 7 is just way too slow.

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What do you have in your rss feeds for offline reading majority of the feeds I have mostly always had the topic headline and maybe the first paragraph or so I have to go online to the website to read the whole thing anyway.
Rss Demon, Greader, FeedMe, and JustReader all have offline available in settings and I get the whole article. I have some Google news feeds, Yahoo news feeds, Philadelphia Inquirer feeds, The Digital Reader, Calibre change log, and Apprentice Alf. All give me the whole article.
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