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Goodbye Google Reader: The Best Alternatives

3 July 2013 No Comment

Google Reader says goodbye. After nearly eight years serving news and articles from the browser, on any computer or mobile device, the Google reader stopped working on July 1. Although one of the official reasons for closure is the lack of use, many use RSS feeds to keep updated with the latest news and updates from the web. I personally use Feedly, but there are many alternatives to Google Reader. Some of them bring something new or different, while others have chosen to imitate the style of Reader to make it as comfortable as possible.

The first step, before deciding on which Google Reader alternative you are gone use, make sure you download and backup your Google Reader data in order to save all your subscriptions and to import them to any client or RSS reader. If you already use readers like Feedly you can skip this step, because they can import Google Reader data directly. After saving the data, continue to below list of Google Reader alternatives. There is something for all tastes, but I focused on online alternatives for use from browser, and mobile digital magazines. Also if you are website owner and you are trying to increase website traffic, this list will help you know which readers will now mostly start using.

Feedly: One of the first readers we are gone present you is the one on which most Google Reader users are passing on to. This is very handy reader with minimalist design and possibility to automatically import your Google Reader subscriptions. Accessible from any browser, it also has official mobile apps (iOS, Android) and others that serve as unofficial client.

Digg Reader: This online RSS reader and become most more recent alternative to Google Reader, created by the makers of the website Digg. Much like Feedly it provides possibility to import previous subscriptions, organization folders in list view and expanded, shortcuts and future mobile applications.

AOL Reader: As in the previous case, AOL people have decided to go for their own online RSS client, similar to Feedly design, with four different views, folders and supplies a list and shortcuts. You can import previous subscriptions using OPML file extracted from Google Reader.

NewsBlur: Accessible from web or from iOS and Android apps, this news reader can access the article in its original page without leaving the reader. You can share news and comment and filter content with labels to see what interests you the most, instead of getting content that is not in your interest area.

The Old Reader: If you liked Google Reader and do not want to say goodbye to him, you’ll like this proposal because it is a true reflection of Google Reader. Despite the name, its design is very modern, with list of subscriptions, integrated search and import OPML file subscriptions, among other details.

NewsVibe: This RSS reader is also very similar to Google Reader, including interface design. You can import sources, organize and mark them for later reading, all in a minimalist style.

Tiny Tiny RSS: For lovers of minimalism, this reader is one of the more interesting alternatives to Google Reader. Accessible from the web, it also have mobile versions. You can manage many sources without getting lost in unnecessary details.

BazQux Reader: It calls itself RSS reader with comments, and unlike other alternatives to Google Reader, it attaches great importance to comments made by users of news and articles read. This does not mean that it is useful to read your Google Reader ancient sources with a style that will remind you of the first versions of Reader.

NetVibes: Many users know this website as new postal, but it also includes the option to read content via RSS. It also has a view similar to Google Reader, with possibility to add widgets.

Facebook Reader: Not yet officially announced, the Facebook Reader will probably be accessible by both web and mobile devices, and likely to be adopted by many users of this social network.

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