RSSowl

RSSOwl screenshot

The software works mosly as billed. It does have its quirks since it’s Java-based, but works. Just mind your Google Reader integration, since it is still somewhat broken (search for “rssowl http 400” to find out).

It does make you wonder about the overall quality of the code, when feeds aren’t sorted alphabeticaly by default.

Google Reader

It seems Google finally got around to enabling Google Reader access for Google Apps users!

However, there are some caveats:

  • It all behaves like a brand new Reader setup, which means your Trends data is a blank slate and you won’t get anything useful from the Home link.
  • You need to manually export your feeds and then manually import them. This means it’s a good chance to prune your RSS sources.
  • Sharing contacts aren’t setup automatically. You have to look them up one by one.
  • Reader doesn’t show up on the Google Apps control panel yet.

Apart from that, everything seems to work just fine.