Feedalizr Update Doesn’t Catch Up To Competitors

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Feedalizr, the first Friendfeed AIR app to be released, has released an update to their client. However, it’s a bit of a disappointment compared to Alert Thingy (app review), Twhirl (app review), and bTT (app review).

Changes

  • Twitter integration
  • Filtering options
  • Comment/Like items

The User Experience Sucks

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Sorry to put it so frankly, but it does. You can now filter by name, date, and service. Unfortunately, the filtering options are too basic to be useful. Sorting items by service doesn’t give you the option to pick which service you’d like to see separately. It’s hard to describe, so you’ll have to see for yourself or take my word for it. Items that have new likes or comments are not filtered back to the top of the stream. Also, Feedalizr is a serious memory hog. It’s currently using 72% of my resources as I type this post.

The Bright Side

On the bright side, sharing something to Friendfeed or Twitter using Feedalizr is quick and simple.  When posting a comment or like, the app will automatically refresh to display the new update. Still, nothing new goes back to the top of the stream as it would on the Friendfeed site.

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

All in all, the upgrade is a let down and I’ll be uninstalling. It tremendously lags behind the competition. What are your thoughts on Feedalizr?

Corvida Raven

A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven talks tech in plain English on SheGeeks.net.