After posting my review (of sorts) last week, my experience with Digg Reader took a turn for the worse.
At some point before the weekend, it stopped showing the number of unread items next to each subscription and then failed to show new content reliably enough to be usable.
Put simply, it stopped doing what I needed it to do.
I understand it’s a work in progress and there are developments coming, but an RSS reader needs to get the basics right from day one.
And for now, Digg Reader fails miserably on that front.
For the time being, I’ve switched to ‘The Old Reader’ which is much uglier than Digg Reader and its performance isn’t quite so snappy. Still, it offers all the functionality I need and that’s the main thing.
I’ll keep an eye on Digg Reader’s progress in the coming weeks, but they need to get the basics fixed quickly for this thing to stand any chance of surviving now it’s out in the wild.