Google Reader Seems Buggy as Heck
Posted by Bob Warfield on December 21, 2008
Is it just me or is this new version of Google Reader buggy as heck? I’ve waited patiently for the bugs to subside, but it almost seems like they’re getting worst.
They mostly manifest as a ton of repaint issues. The list of feeds, for example, doesn’t show all of my feeds and frequently corrupts itself. I can see them all in “Manage My Subscriptions”, but the list is a mess. I’ve got 180 odd feeds, but I can’t imagine what it must be like for someone with a lot of feeds to try to use it like that. Worse, I can no longer create new folders because the drop down box showing the list of folders is also corrupted.
Sorry to be harsh, but when is Google going to get over producing software as a hobby? These are real tools that people expect to work right. Presumably Google wants broad adoption and means to stick with something like Google Reader. The occasional problem is one thing, but these would be Priority 1 bugs at any software company I ever worked with.
I’m not the only one:
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