Livin’ la Vida Google: A Month-Long Dive Into Web-Based Apps
Full ACK. Especially Gmail’s web interface – had to switch to it a few weeks ago because FON is experiencing some troubles with Gmail’s pop servers and therefore I couldn’t download emails using my local email client any longer – is one of the most convenient ways to handle and manage emails I’ve seen so far.
Google Reader too, it helps you to easily oversee a large amount of feeds and posts (even if it’s the only Google application that still lacks of a search function).
My main concerns are of course about privacy. I really don’t care if Googlebot parses “buy tomatoes” in my Google Notebook and shows me a tomato ad at the next available AdSense spot, but I never ever would put confident or sensitive data on Google’s servers.
Since there is no announcement I guess I must have overlooked this Google Reader feature. In Google Reader you can categorize your subscriptions by assigning them to different “folders” (btw, why not tags or categories, why folders? this is so Web 1.0!). To do so you have to go to “manage subscriptions” and tag each of your subscribed feeds.
Right after adding a new feed there was no way (at least I didn’t see it) to assign the new feed directly to folders. You always had to leave the feed display, go to “manage subscriptions”, then remember the name of the newly added feed and assign it to folders.
This morning, after adding a new feed to my Reader, I got this option above the feed display: