I have used RSS Bandit as a feed reader for many years and before that Bloglines. But due to some long standing bugs in the previous version I gave Google Reader a fair try and I must say that it is really good.
Now RSS Bandit v126.96.36.199 is released and fixed these problems. Getting used to Google Reader I'm not sure I will use RSS Bandit for a while anyway. I've installed it and tried it and it is much better than before.
The biggest thing missing in Google Reader is ability to search. Isn't Google a search company? One little thing I miss in Google Reader is to drag and drop feeds from one folder to another. But I like the keyboard shortcuts. Here are some of them:
|j/k||item down/up||selects the next/previous item in the list|
|space/shift-space||page down/up||moves the page down/up|
|n/p||scan down/up||in list view, selects the next item without opening it|
|enter||open/close item||in list view, expands or collapses the selected item|
|m||mark as read/unread||switches the read state of the selected item|
|v||view original||opens the original source for this article in a new window|
|shift-a||mark all as read||marks all items in the current view as read|
|1||expanded view||displays the subscription as expanded items|
|2||list view||displays the subscription as a list of headlines|
I also tried the previous version of Attensa for Outlook but did not like it at all for the way I read feeds. There is a new free beta of Attensa for Outlook 2007 but I don't feel like trying it right now.