So now I hear Pluck is shutting down their RSS Reader(s). While I gave up Pluck and other client-side news aggregators in early September, I had used Pluck for a long time.
The rich feature set, ability to share my feed list automatically between multiple computers and browsers was its biggest draw. Also, I really enjoyed the format, where it plugged into your favorite browser as a side-panel where you could scroll through the list of feeds and click away reading easily through each category.
Since I’ve moved to Google Reader, I won’t be moving back to a client-side aggregator. I’ve got my feeds in one spot that I can access from practically anywhere. The “River of news” views, either by category or by date, has won be over. The ability to quickly scan the most recent conversations is a huge productivity boost.
Still I will miss Pluck, and I have to apologize to everyone that I recommended it to as they will now need to move on to another reader. My latest recommendation on that? Google Reader of course!
Via Read/Write Web – Pluck RSS Reader Shuts Down: Consumer RSS Readers a Dead Market Now