Like I mentioned in my one year anniversary post, I’ve been working on a Mac client for Pod Wrangler. I created it because I was frustrated with the lack of keyboard play/pause controls when listening within the web interface. I wanted a simple app that would let me seamlessly switch from listening on my iPhone to my Mac (without fussing with AirPlay).
I remember quite clearly the evening when I first heard that Google Reader was shutting its doors. I was sitting at home when I happened to see something in my Twitter timeline about Reader. Once I read the article I had a rather big decision to make.
Until now Feed Wrangler has been focused mostly on helping you manage and read your feeds. Features like Smart Streams and Filters are all about letting you focus in on the articles you are most interested in. Today I’m rolling out a feature targeting the other end of an articles life.
This past weekend felt like deja vu with an online reading service drawing negative attention for redirecting their shared links away from the original site and instead pointing them to their own servers.