I’ve used Sage as my primary RSS reader for a couple years now. It has a couple things that annoy me, but on the whole it’s worked well for me.
I tried a couple web based readers, but they all had issues I didn’t like, like not being able to sort feeds etc. A while back (a year? 2?) Google released a web based reader called.. Reader. I didn’t like that at the time either, but the other day Joel mentioned that he uses it, so I thought I’d check it out.
One of the first things I noticed was that there was an option to use the “old” Google Reader. It appears there’s been an almost complete re-write since I used it last.
It was able to import all my feeds via OPML, and wonder of wonders, it kept all my categories! It also put a copy of all my feeds into a category of its own, but was able to delete that category easily enough. That pretty much clinched it for me, and I’ve been using Reader now for about 2 weeks. I think I’m going to stay.
There are a couple things I don’t like of course. It’s VERY easy to mark an item as “read”, but I can’t find any way to mark it unread. Also, I don’t like Google watching everything I do, so if I log in with my regular browser, they Know All. Fortunately, I have a lot of browsers available, so I run it in Galeon.