Since Feedly disappointed me I gave Digg Reader a try. In case everybody forgot already, Digg used to be something like Reddit, except with much more frequent corporate-driven redesigns - and one too many of them killed the site. Meanwhile Reddit is getting more popular than ever proving that simply not breaking what's working in corporate redesign spree gives you a lot of competitive advantage.
Anyway, Digg Reader is currently completely unusable:
- There's no "Show only unread items" mode. Seriously.
- Items are ordered by their timestamp, not time of arrival on the list - so they routinely arrive on page 2 or 3.
- To make matters worse, Digg Reader doesn't update as often as Google Reader, so arriving way down is a pretty common problem. And even if that wasn't a problem low update frequency is just very annoying.
- There aren't even any counts of unread items per feed.