Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Pluck: RSS Reader

Category: Showcase

<p>Pluck is a new web based RSS reader. They are several forms (Firefox, IE, and web) but the simple web based version is what is interesting to us.

It follows in the “application just via your browser” niche, like Yahoo! Mail.

It was pretty nice to use, but it didn’t like my OPML file. Probably too big so it freaked out? :)

pluck

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:51 am
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I’m with Colin. I signed up for the web-based version, and picked a few of their “starter” feeds. There’s no AJAX at work here, so I’m not sure why it’s highlighted on this blog. Not only that, but it loads incredibly slowly (much slower than Bloglines). To compound the problem, there’s no way to mark articles/posts as read, and nothing that tells you how many unread articles/posts there are! Oh, did I mention it loads slowly? I was able to write almost this whole comment waiting for the ESPN.com feeds to show up. Let me go read the FOXSports feeds and waste another half a minute waiting for it to load.

I like a lot of the sites that are featured here, so I thought, Hey! An AJAX blog reader! That’s awesome!

Nothing but dissappointment. Good thing I gave Pluck my spam email address…

Comment by Nels — September 29, 2005

Can’t agree more. PLUK is a piece of junk. Get “Sage” and use Firefox, you’ll be sooo much happier!

Comment by justin — November 15, 2005

Can’t agree more. PLUCK is a piece of junk. Get “Sage” and use Firefox, you’ll be sooo much happier!

Comment by justin — November 15, 2005

Web based version of Pluck has nothing to do with AJAX. Its JS treelist loads the whole page when you open a sub node. Creating a tree list that does not refreshes the whole page was common many years ago. So why did you mention this link here?

Comment by attila — August 24, 2006

Can’t agree more. PLUK is a piece of junk. Get “Sage” and use Firefox, you’ll be sooo much happier!

Comment by Ed — September 22, 2006

Problem with RSS Feed in WordPress.
I have a subdomain that I installed wordpress for another blog site, but the subdomain site's rss feed points to my parent site.
Can anyone come up with any suggestions?

Comment by Nelson — November 29, 2006

I agree PLuk is no good.

Comment by Ted — December 24, 2006

Great site and great informaiton provided. Good Luck!

Comment by Mark — April 8, 2007

Is anyone still using pluck?

Comment by HGH — July 27, 2007

I think i might try this with http://www.lookcut.com/articles/ weight loss articles RSS feed.

Comment by weight loss — September 27, 2007

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