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Create an unread badge for a Feedbin Fluid app Apps
Now that Google Reader is dead, it's time to find a replacement news-reading solution. If you, like me, land on Feedbin as your answer, you might not be happy with any of the current Mac apps that can connect to the service. And thus you might—again, like me—choose to set up a single-site browser for Feedbin using Fluid.

In general, Fluid and Feedbin get along fine. I tweaked settings to that I could open any URL within my Feedbin Fluid app, so that I could more easily open links to whatever sites I stumble across using the service. But I missed my "unread articles" badge, which NetNewsWire had long sported in my Dock.

Getting a similar badge back isn't too tough. Launch your Feedbin-specific Fluid app. Then, go to Window -> Userscripts, and the top, default Userscript in the left pane will be for Google Reader. Underneath the Patterns pane at the top right, click on the plus (+) button, and add a new pattern: **. The same JavaScript already present for figuring out the unread feed count from Google Reader (which uses a regular expression to parse the number from the title tag) will work for Feedbin as well.

Of course, to make the whole thing work, you'll need to enable putting that unread count in the page title, which is a setting available on the Feedbin website's Settings screen.
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Create an unread badge for a Feedbin Fluid app
Authored by: vilain on Jul 01, '13 03:21:03PM

sadly, FeedBin costs $36/year. That's more than I'm willing to spend for a stand alone RSS feed. I found tiny-tiny-RSS works just fine under LAMP on my Mac. And when I move it to my web host, it will be centralized to be accessible from anywhere. And I already pay for web hosting.

Goodness had nothing to do with it--Mae West

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Create an unread badge for a Feedbin Fluid app
Authored by: grahams on Jul 01, '13 07:43:41PM

I accomplished the same goal for The Old Reader:

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