Dumping BlogBridge

22 November, 2006

I was doing OK with BlogBridge, but in the last month it’s dropped all my data twice and then prevented me from re-importing all my feeds by disabling all the feed action buttons and menu items such as “add feed, import feed” etc.

Luckily it does an automatic export of your subscription list as OPML every time you make a change to the list of feeds that you read (in %profile%.bbfinalbackups), so importing it into another reader should be easy.

It’s also lucky that I don’t use any of the special features like “pinning”, or smartfeeds, because I’d be royally pissed off; as it is I’m just quite annoyed that I’m going to have to trawl, yet again, the painful mess of Windows desktop aggregators.

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22 November, 2006 at 11:51

Tried FeedDemon lately? A new version just came out, I still love it.

Pito Salas
22 November, 2006 at 13:04

Hey sorry to hear that 🙁 Not that I expect to change your mind… But if there’s anything we can do to keep you I’d love to have the chance to chat. Obviously losing data is not part of the plan and it would be valuable to learn what happened so we could fix it. But either way, appologies for the trouble.

(I am one of the lead guys on BlogBridge. Reach me at pito\at\

22 November, 2006 at 14:20

Hi Manuzhai – yes, FeedDemon was the first thing I downloaded after BlogBridge gave out on me again. I’m not terribly impressed to be honest; but then again, I’m incredibly picky. The added-value features are good, but I’m not really convinced about the core reading model. Or rather it’s not how I’d choose to read my feeds, and given that I spend quite a lot of time there, I’m pretty inflexible about that.

Pito – I’ll follow up on email. Thanks for the quick comment.