There’s a lot of talk about Feedly vs. Bloglovin’, vs The Old Reader, and I’m a Feedly convert. Sarah from Whoorl wrote a great post about how to use Feedly, and you should definitely check out her tips for getting started. But what I really wanted was for my new reader to look like my old reader. I know Feedly is pretty and has a lot of great options, but I’m only interested in those options that give me a familiar experience.
First of all, set up your Feedly account while Google Reader is still around, because you can import your feeds. They sync in real time, so you can use them interchangeably for the time being, which I have been doing for a while, mostly out of habit (and for the love of than darn Next button.)
Once you’re in, do not be overwhelmed if your start screen looks like this:
The first thing you want to do is switch to list view.
To avoid having to to make this change every time, you’re going to want to change your default settings, so click on the Prefs button to change you options.
The first two options are the ones you’re going to want to change. For start page select “All” and for Default View select “Titles Only.” The rest of the options are totally up to you.
The Old Reader, because it was already the most similar to Google Reader. I didn’t like it because it doesn’t have an app yet, and I do of ton of my blog reading via my phone or iPad.
When you open the app, you’re probably going to get magazine view again. Simply click the three stacked boxes icon to get the display options, then choose list view.