On the look out for a clean, modern and open-source desktop RSS reader app for Linux? I know I am, so I was excited to come across Alduin. Alduin is a simple RSS (and Atom) feed aggregator that’s billed as having an “ergonomic, complete and easy to use interface, which will be suitable for all types of user.” It […]
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As Google Reader edging ever closer to cessation day (July 1st, fact fans) its millions of users are being forced to scout for a replacement service.
July 1st – End of Google Reader
Feedly is emerging as one of the most popular refuges for Reader fans. And it’s easy to see why: it offers a great set of features, a slick interface, and can be accessed in various ways on various devices, including Android and iOS.
But I’m not here to talk about why you should choose Feedly, but rather present a neat third-party web-app that integrates the service into the Unity desktop.
Once enabled, ‘Feedly Unity Webapp’ inserts your Feedly feed counts into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu, and displays an unread total badge on its Unity Launcher item.
It does lack desktop notifications, and Firefox’s instance on opening web-apps as tabs rather than separate windows might render it less useful for some (tip: use Chromium instead).
As well as unity integration you also get an app launch in the Dash, an application icon, and independent entry for Feedly in Ubuntu’s Alt+Tab switcher.
Full instructions on how to install the Feedly webapp for Ubuntu can found on the GitHub page for the project.
Feedly Web App for Unity
Thanks to @febcrash
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