BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,267
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default Does any one still use Viigo?

Please Login to Remove!

Ever since RIM purchased the firm I have not heard anything about it, and based on their website statistics, their site is pretty much dead.

Any one still use Viigo?
__________________

Tom Glogowski Owner and Administrator
BlackBerryFAQ.com | BlackBerryForums.com | BlackBerryClub.com
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
jbc247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 9700
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 24
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I still use it but the rss feeds come in nearly 12 hours later than google reader. I sure hope they can fix this issue.
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I import my google reader to thew free app, snaptu and get my feeds immediately minimal wear and tear on my battery compared to Viigo. I dumped Viigo over a year ago.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Model: Z10
OS: 10.0.9.42
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 348
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I use Viigo Lite daily. The feeds are current to at least within the hour or better.

--Ariel
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 03:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

I think I tried Viigo for a day and found it very annoying.

Hmmm....Mr. K uses snaptu...might have to check that out.
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
aiharkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Florida Panhandle
Model: BBPP
OS: 10.3.0
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 13,745
Post Thanks: 16
Thanked 501 Times in 488 Posts
Default

I'm not using it. I've tried it, used it a short time, then deleted it, then tried it again later after learning about an upgraded, then deleted again after a short time using. It just never served me better than what I was doing to follow RSS feeds.

As an aside, Twitter -- following tweets from blogs and news sites I'm interested in -- is about to replace RSS feeds for me.
__________________
- Ira
Online  
Old 07-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Model: 9630
OS: 5.0.0.591
PIN: N/A
Carrier: TBayTEL
Posts: 269
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I agree aiharkness, for me, Twitter has completely replaced the use of RSS feeds.
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Kamau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: S.W. Lower MI
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0 +/-
PIN: 21499CE8
Carrier: Verizon, T-Mobile
Posts: 900
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by akosnitzky View Post
I import my google reader to thew free app, snaptu and get my feeds immediately minimal wear and tear on my battery compared to Viigo. I dumped Viigo over a year ago.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Exactly, except I didn't dump it. I Flushed it.
__________________
Peace,

Kamau
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

I've been using BerryReader from Bellshare.

I just want a RSS nothing more nothing less, Viigo just got too bloated.

I am looking forward to the integration with OS 6.0 however!
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 09:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

With BerryReader, I didn't see a good way to post to twitter and it sort of locked my phone.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 09:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

They have updated the app a few times improving performance.

That is one feature I really do miss from Viigo, the ease of sending articles to Facebook/Twitter. I hope they include those options in OS 6.0.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 07-28-2010, 09:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
BBF Spam Killer Moderator
 
daphne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: on a sunny beach
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.12
PIN: X1ZPY34K
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 9,169
Post Thanks: 122
Thanked 146 Times in 116 Posts
Default

I had Viigo a couple of different times. Used it for a while but it was too big.
__________________
Report spam text messages to 7726
#BlackBerry by choice #BlacBerry 10 is here!
Offline  
Old 07-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
DaBlackberryBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NUNYA
Model: 9850
PIN: URADUMAS
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 669
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I am still using it but have been mulling it just like many of you have. I use it to post tidbits of info to my blogs - for that it is great. But outside of that, I am finding it hard to want to use it at all anymore! I'm not sure what RIM will do with it but they had better do something worthwhile with it.
__________________
DaBlackberryBoy
-- http://wardsmitchelljr.com --
Offline  
Old 07-30-2010, 02:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fratts View Post
I agree aiharkness, for me, Twitter has completely replaced the use of RSS feeds.
Because I don't use twitter 24/7, I still have a need for a news reader. Thank you Snaptu.
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Offline  
Old 08-01-2010, 11:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
mmcpher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NJ
Model: Torch
OS: 6.0.0.534
PIN: 22CD4D6E
Carrier: ATT/Verizon
Posts: 122
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default BerryReader v. Viigo

I've tried Viigo a few times, but its always been bloated and balky, so I always ditched after a week or so. I bought and used BerryReader and liked it much better, but then my IT guy fiddled with my email and now the darn thing won't pull feeds from google no how, no way! So I guess I'll give Bellshare's customer support a try and see how it goes. IMHO, however, BerryReader was superior to Viigo on all fronts -- adding feeds, display, speed, resources, etc. I hope I can get it back working. Not cheap, though.
Offline  
Old 08-01-2010, 12:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Most likely the IT policy on your BlackBerry is preventing it from working.

You can try deleting and re-installing the app, but I do not believe BellShare will be able to do much for your situation. Since it sounds like a BES IT Policy.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 08-11-2010, 11:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
fourstringfuror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle
Model: Z10
OS: 10.2.1.53
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,038
Post Thanks: 37
Thanked 68 Times in 60 Posts
Default

I use Viigo multiple times throughout the day. It serves my needs very well, and I'm happy with it.

I hope RIM continues to develop and improve it.
__________________
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson
Offline  
Old 08-14-2010, 09:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,267
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Seems OS 6.0 has integrated viigo as the RSS reader.
__________________

Tom Glogowski Owner and Administrator
BlackBerryFAQ.com | BlackBerryForums.com | BlackBerryClub.com
Offline  
Old 08-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
iPhone Mod!
 
zerog46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: In a House
Model: 9650
Carrier: VZW Bold
Posts: 6,753
Post Thanks: 18
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I liked Viigo when it was an rss reader, dumped it when they added all the other crap.
__________________
Life is not holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well.
Offline  
Old 08-14-2010, 11:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
I liked Viigo when it was an rss reader, dumped it when they added all the other crap.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.