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Goodbye Google Reader: 9 Suitable RSS Feed Replacements

To the dismay of the Internets and Interwebs, it appears Google Reader is going the way of the indefinite hiatus. I’ve been noticing the complaints in my Facebook, Twitter and Google+ feeds over the past day, and amidst them was a list from my buddy Andy Boyan.

Thought it appropriate to share what he thought would be suitable RSS feed replacements for Google Reader. Here’s what Boyan posted to his G+ account:

This avalanche of GoogleReader DramaRama Saga is hilarious. Congrats to all those RSS feed startups with brand new money and energy… Have you had any experience with these or other RSS Feed readers?

Here are the six RSS feed readers Boyan considers could be “rolling in new money” in the near future:

1. Rssident

Rssident Screen Shot

2. The Old Reader

The Old Reader Screen Shot

3. NewsBlur

NewsBlur Screen Shot

4. Fever

RSS Fever Screen Shot

5. Tiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS

6. Vienna RSS

Vienna RSS Screen Shot

Cnet also posted a list of Google Reader alternatives. According to their article:

…when you’re ready to make the jump, be sure to check out the Data Liberation Front’s primer on exporting your Reader data using Google Takeout.

Here are three highlights from their list:

7. Feedly

Feedly Screen Shot

8. Taptu

Taptu Screen Shot

9. Pulse

Pulse Screen Shot

In related news, Mashable reports Digg is building an alternative to Google Reader as well.

Do you use any of these feed readers? Are you a Google Reader devout looking for a new feed home? Let me know your thoughts and decision process in the comments section!

2 Comments on Goodbye Google Reader: 9 Suitable RSS Feed Replacements

  1. Julie
    March 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm (5 years ago)

    I honestly thought that Google was playing an early April Fool’s joke. Finally I feel like I have some pretty cool options to test out.

    • fense
      March 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Julie! I think the one I’ve been hearing about/seeing most out there is Feedly. I’d love to know what you ultimately settle on and why it was your feed of choice!


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