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:
2. The Old Reader
5. Tiny Tiny RSS
6. Vienna RSS
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:
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!
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.
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!