March 19, 2013

Welcome, Google Reader users

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 8:07 am

You are probably here because you are considering what to do after Google Reader goes Kaboom! Thanks for considering BlogBridge! Here’s some of the things you should know about us:

  • Unlike Google Reader, BlogBridge is a desktop app. You double click on your desktop (Windows, Mac or Linux) and it opens a nice window with drag and drop and buttons and so on, just like you are used to.
  • No kidding, BlogBridge has THE most flexible ways to keep up with your feeds –Smart
    Feeds, that give your rich filtering of info based on a wide range of properties. Star ratings that let you organize feeds by how valuable you feel they are, What’s Hot to pull out the most important posts from your posts, Cleanup Wizard to flexibly delete stuff that is cluttering up your life
  • OPML and Import/export which allows you to pull all your Google Reader subscriptions over with ease. Export is important because you don’t want to get locked into any tool, including BlogBridge.
  • Very fancy support for people who write as well as read blogs. Directly from inside BlogBridge you can post to twitter, or your own blog, as well as other tools. You can use tagging services like delicious.com as well.

Anyway, there’s much much more. Take a look at these other pages for more information, or better yet, just download BlogBridge today and try it yourself!

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February 28, 2012

Help us chose the new BlogBridge icon!

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 9:23 pm

99designs is #1 for Button & Icon Design

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January 22, 2012

Video Guide: Quickly grab feeds from a New York Times article

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 5:18 pm

Here is a new episode in our continuing series of video guides. In this guide, our hero (Pito) shows how efficiently you can collect information from an article to subscribe to six or seven bloggers mentioned.

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August 23, 2011

BlogBridge mentioned on ‘Digital Delights for Learners’

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 4:51 pm

Just a quick note. BlogBridge was recently recommended by a very interesting site, “Digital Delights for Digital Learners” This site collects links for Learning and Development and is curated by Ana Cristina Pratas. She has lots of other interesting pointers on her site.

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August 20, 2011

BlogBridge recommended by WebAdvantage.net

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 1:11 am

The popular site web advantage.net has an article called “30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use” : which says:

“Here’s a look at over 30 content curation tools (mostly free, but some paid/professional tools as well) that will help you cut through the clutter of your information stream to find the gems.  Each tool mentioned below has unique strengths, and none are exactly like any other.  Whether you’re just looking to augment your personal blog with some free tools, or are seriously considering a paid content curation platform for your business, you’re likely to find a useful solution in the list below.” (from 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

They recommend BlogBridge with the following note:

“A tool for true info-junkies who want a better way to wrangle all their RSS feeds from blogs and news into one pretty cool organizer. An easy to use/easy to manage way of trawling through hundreds of blogs and pulling out the best nuggets.”

Thanks!

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August 4, 2011

Twittering with BlogBridge

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 5:00 pm

A “BlogBridge Visual Guide” explaining how to use Twitter in BlogBridge. From the Guide:

“Built right into BlogBridge is the ability to post to twitter. But this is not just another twitter client. BlogBridge tries to make your read-post-comment-read cycle most efficient.

While you are scanning through blogs just one click takes you to a twitter post, ready with the link to the article you are referencing. Easy!”

TwitterGuide

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August 2, 2011

BlogBridge's competitors

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 5:19 pm

SocialCompare is a very cool social site that allows users to collaborate on a head to head comparison of a series of tools.

A recent comparison was between a series of “Curation Platforms” and BlogBridge is there among all the competitors that you may or may not have heard of. I strongly encourage you to take a look at the site and post your opinions and ratings.

From the site:

“Curation Platforms are tools enabling you to select manually content online, to edit and share it.

This comparison table is part of a French IT news article about Curation Tools: “Le Guide de la Curation”. For more details about products and criteria, please read to the original article: http://pro.01net.com/editorial/529626/le-guide-de-la-curation-(3)-les-outils/

This comparison is associated to another one about the automatic publishing tools, that automatically select content :

You are free to update this comparison and rate your favorite tools! 

Please visit the site and let the world know your opinion!

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Great quote

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 12:20 pm

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they may be.” Admiral Jim Stockdale”

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July 20, 2011

Comparing BlogBridge to Google Reader

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 10:28 am

“Let’s just say, blogbridge rocks and google reader makes me want to chuck my netbook out the window. There’s seriously no comparison.” (from BlogBridge vs. Google Reader)

Thanks!

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July 18, 2011

New Twitter Support now available!

Filed under: BlogBridge — Pito Salas on 6:59 am

I have exciting news. We have released a new beta build of BlogBridge with IMO awesome new twitter support. This is bringing us another step to being the ultimate personal social media dashboard.

You can try the new features without perturbing your normal BlogBridge use by simply clicking on the link to the BlogBridge Weekly Release. Follow the steps and you will be taken through the installation steps. N.B. None of your feeds will automatically come over. This is a separate release with its own sync database.

It is as if you were installing BlogBridge on a different computer. So all you need to do is to go to the Tools menu, choose BlogBridge Service… and set up your email and password there, and do a sync.

To find the new stuff, look here:

  1. Choose Preferences, and look at the Twitter Tab. You will find full authentication support to connect BlogBridge to your Twitter account.
  2. Create SmartFeed: Choose Twitter Search. You can create three types of Twitter Feed:
    1. A feed of all the tweets that match a specific twitter query,
    2. A feed of all the tweets that are on your own timeline
    3. And coolest of all IMO, a feed of all the tweets from a user’s (like your own) twitter list
  3. While you are looking at any item in BlogBridge, choose the Article/TweetThis menu item. You can tweet directly from BlogBridge. You may include a link or the full text of a an item you are looking at.
  4. Within any Twitter Feed (as described in (2) above) you see the Tweets requested. 
    1. Hover over a name and you will see information about the user.
    2. Click on Reply to directly reply to the tweet in Twitter
    3. Coolest: Click on Full Text (if you see the button) to see the page that the tweet was mentioning, right there before your eyes.

That is all for now. I wanted to make a brief announcement to get people going but there will be more detailed instructions and help soon.

As always please send your comments, and especially your bug reports to support@blogbridge.com

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