Sync by file only, disable Google sync

  • Bill Weaver

    Bill Weaver - 2012-02-03

    So far RSSOwl is great! However, it periodically pops up a Google sign in
    dialog, which i cancel and keep reading. Occasionally i alt-tab to RSSOwl and
    there are several of these dialogs that need to be canceled. Presumably this
    is because i imported feeds from my Google Reader account and it's trying to

    What i want, however, is to cut ties with Google Reader. Which is the whole
    point of switching to RSSOwl for me. So, how can i (a) sync to a thumb drive
    or dropbox, and (b) stop the Google sign in/sync attempts?

    Thanks! And again, great RSS client.

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2012-02-04

    Ah ok so what RSSOwl doesnt support is importing from GR without syncing,
    interesting usecase :). You can easily get this done by exporting your feeds
    directly from the GR site into the OPML format and importing it into a fresh
    RSSOwl. This will stop syncing. There is no alternative unfortunately.

  • Bill Weaver

    Bill Weaver - 2012-02-06

    Thanks. I've done that and it seems to be working.

    To the other part of my question, though: how would you recommend sync-ing
    this via a thumbdrive (or dropbox, skydrive, etc.)? Thanks!

  • Bernhard

    Bernhard - 2013-03-22

    »and importing it into a fresh
    RSSOwl. This will stop syncing. There is no alternative unfortunately.«

    Nice: i started to work with RSSOwl and syncr. with the google reader. It can't be that I stop syncr. Google Reader by un-install.

    I copy the feeds from google reader. I don't want syncr. after this big step.

    It's crazy to code a never ending syncr.

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2013-03-22

    Since GR is stopping now I am thinking of providing an easy way to unsubscribe from GR but still keep the subscriptions. Stay tuned.

  • Bernhard

    Bernhard - 2013-03-22

    Thank you, Benjamin.

    I would use your "workaround", if the labels won't be deleted as soon as i have re-installed RSSOwl. What's the matter then?

  • Benjamin Pasero

    Benjamin Pasero - 2013-03-23

    Well you wont loose the labels, but all news ever synchronized.

  • Bernhard

    Bernhard - 2013-03-28

    That's exactly the trouble. Labeling is a very important organizing funktion (for me). Imaging, you build an electronic (rss) slip box.

    Best regards


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