A comment I just posted at http://datamining.typepad.com/data_mining/attensa/ :
I’ve been using intraVnews for several years, liking Outlook’s sorting power to manage info, but I’m not at one machine long enough lately to keep current. So I went shopping for an online reader, and found your post and the RSS Reader Survey.
Based on those, I tried (or at least looked at) Bloglines, Rojo, NetNewsWire and Great News. I mostly didn’t like the UIs (too weak or clunky compared to Outlook), and most just didn’t work on my Windows Mobile phone’ Pocket IE.
I ended up using Google Reader instead — sure it’s not as powerful as intraVnews/Outlook (no search folders, no deactivating feeds), but I don’t think I need that power since the “reading flow” is so smooth (aka “UX”, or User Experience in Microsoft’s new lingo). I don’t Need to filter out the “junk” since it’s easy to just ignore it.
Granted, it’s only been 2 weeks, but I’ve been successfully keeping up on 296 feeds pretty easily.
I should mention I was actually looking for an Outlook/online combo. Apparently Newsgator and Attensa both do this, but Newsgator ain’t free (and I’m a tightwad), and I couldn’t find Attensa’s supposed free service… I’ve tried the Outlook addins for both in the past, tho, and they’re fine (since it’s Outlook).
Hm, should I post my 296 feed OPML? ..or I guess Google Reader has a sharing feature — maybe that’s something to try out.