I'm almost ready to jump from RSSowl to QuiteRSS.
I want to move over for some key reasons:
- QuiteRSS is much faster
- QuiteRSS does not need Java runtime
- QuiteRSS has adblock and a stable/usable embedded browser
- QuiteRSS is being actively developed (this is huge)
- QuiteRSS has a great interface (I'm big on really nice icons)
- QuiteRSS deals with truly duplicate news for me (saves a lot of time)
I'm still a little hesitant though...
- Issues with importing feeds
- Occasional unexplained crashes
- Notifier is currently less reliable/useful than RSSOwl
- Filters still have some limitations (can't base a filter on a date column)
I believe that these issues are being addressed, and I do like that the developers are engaging with those of us who really want and need a great desktop reader. Although it's fun trying out different software, at some point, most of us just want to settle down and use a single product every day.
Personally I try not to ask for "every little thing" I want, because there are just a few core issues that are of primary concern. No need to muddy the waters with lots of minor requests.
Hats off to the developers who have done an awesome job thus far -- and I look forward to seeing this product move forward!