Just counting all the feed readers out there would be a daunting task, much less actually choosing one. Fortunately we have people like Ryan Stewart and Richard MacManus, who've written a round-up of their picks for best-of-breed RSS readers
over at Read/WriteWeb. Stewart and MacManus split the task into three categories: Web-based, desktop, and "rich internet application." The latter category is a bit hard to pin down. Stewart and MacManus' idea of an "RIA" is an app that takes the best from both the desktop and the web, i.e. the power of a desktop app with the locationless (and install-less) and social aspects of a web app. For web-based readers, MacManus chooses Rojo
(which I recently praised
here) and Bloglines
, and for the desktop NewsGator
. For the RIA category they don't have any definitive picks, but MacManus tentatively taps Google Reader
, and Goowy
. Head over to Read/WriteWeb to read the full article, or post your own picks in the comments.