Suggest Ideal RSS Reader + Link Sharing+ Archving App

Mia February 20, 2010
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I love my Google Reader. I’m quite happy with the look and feel (I tried Feedly but it was too troublesome for my zipping-through-articles style). Sharing and commenting on articles is quite a breeze within Google Reader and I like that I can just ‘broadcast’ without having to target specific contacts.

However the annoyance with Reader comes up when I want to share a particular link that I plucked up from somewhere, and have no intention of adding that column/blog/yadayada into my RSS feeds. Yes, I can share it via Facebook etc but I want the benefits of archiving the article for future reference too, à la Google Reader. I’m not looking for full-fledged social media tools though, but that might be nice.

Are there any programs, or even webapps out there that can do all of these? Emailing myself the articles is a workaround but the integration isn’t there. I thought of dumping the articles I’m interested into Evernote but it’s just too time-consuming to retag too, even if I have “Send to Evernote” enabled!

Any ideas, folks? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Jessica Cam W.
    February 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    It sounds to me like you don't necessarily have to abandon GReader. If you have Evernote's Web Clipper bookmarklet (download it at http://www.evernote.com/about/download/web_clipper.php), you can just click on it once you find a good article you want to archive, and it will show you several textboxes for you to edit the title, add tags, select which notebook to save it to (if you don't want it to be saved to the default notebook).

    If you want social media integration, you can add Posterous to your "Send To" sites. Posterous autoposts any links you share to the social networks that you have allowed it to post to. Beats having to share to Twitter, Facebook, etc. manually. After saving, all your links will be at http://yourname.posterous.com which can be set as a private or public site. Read more on Posterous at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-cool-tips-to-get-more-out-of-posterous/

    • Chenyze
      June 29, 2011 at 2:53 am

      Hey Jessica, I think this might be the best solution for now after all! It does kinda kills two birds with one stone - thanks! (= 

      PS. I considered tumblr too but comments aren't built in, so posterous won d=

      • Jessica Cam W.
        July 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

        I just realized that you could use the "Note in Reader" bookmarklet (from the Notes section in GReader) to highlight the text from those external articles and tag the items to archive them in GReader.