Goodbye Google Reader

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Have you logged into your Google Reader account in the last few months?  If so, then you have received the message that on July 1, 2013 Google Reader will be no more.  Download

So what are your options to replace Google Reader?

I've been looking for a replacement since I first received word that Google was discontinuing the service. I've found a few good alternatives, but a direct apples to apples replacement does not exist. However, Feedly does stand out as the next best thing.

Feedly – Feedly gets my vote for being the closest thing to Google Reader without being Google Reader.  It looks and feels much like Google Reader. Most importantly it allows you to easily scan headlines for stories you might want to read. That's one thing I really loved about Google Reader. Also, there is a convenient Google Chrome App for Feedly that allows you to import all of your feeds from Google Reader to Feedly. http://cloud.feedly.com 

Here are a few other options:

  • Flipboard
  • Digg Reader
  • Newsblur
  • AOL Reader

I'm no expert on the subject, so here are links to what others are saying about this topic.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/06/why-google-reader-got-the-ax/

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/17/feedly-picks-up-over-500000-google-reader-defectors/

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/24/there-is-no-google-reader-replacement-only-alternatives/

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-17/business/40023260_1_android-app-instagram-post

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/14/the-outrage-and-sadness-of-google-readers-demise/

http://gizmodo.com/5993163/feedly-reborn-the-best-google-reader-replacement-just-got-better

http://www.techspot.com/news/53005-aol-launches-their-own-google-reader-replacement.html

 

Jim TeDesco
Marketing Manager
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.