With Google Reader closing up in July, people are jumping to new RSS software and services. Some went to Feedbin, some to Feed Wrangler. Fever° also got some attention. As a longtime Fever° user, I got asked why you should use Fever°, and its greatest feature is that it keeps out things you don’t really (or shouldn’t) care about. But it’s not the same as most other RSS readers. This is pulled straight from developer Shaun Inman’s site.
If you’re considering switching to Fever, here’s a few things you need to know:
- I am working on Retro Game Crunch full-time (okay, overtime) for at least the first six months of 2013. My Mint and Fever support inboxes were already backed up before today’s announcement.
- Fever will always be self-hosted.
- Fever was not designed to match Reader feature-for-feature. It is opinionated software. It is not meant to archive feed content.
- Fever is not supported on non-iOS mobile devices. As one guy designing, developing and supporting multiple apps you have to pick your battles.
- Fever has not been updated with Retina graphics yet. Good thing there’s great native Fever clients like Sunstroke and Reeder.
- Finally, I do not offer support on Twitter. Please use the contact form (and keep in mind the first point above).
You can subscribe to my publicly available saved Fever° links here.