A big news is here for bloggers. And, Its a BAD NEWS!
GOOGLE READER IS SHUTTING DOWN ON JULY 1, 2013.
Its mentioned on the official Google blog that we will soon retire Google Reader. They are giving us 100 days to choose a better time saving alternative to Google Reader. If you want to retain all your data, you can do it through Google Takeout. Google Reader was on top since 8 years. Google Products are always ahead whether its a mail (Gmail), video site (YouTube), Traffic Analytics (Google Analytics), Monetize your blog (Google AdSense) and even social networking site that is Google Plus.
Its really hard for people to choose other feed readers than Google. But yeah, I am here to help you in choosing a best alternative to Google Reader.
5 Best Alternatives to Google Reader
1. The Old Reader
This is somewhat similar to the Old Google Reader. Yeah, this is having some more features and improvements. You have around 3 months to get all your data from Google Reader account. So, you can easily import your feeds from your Google Reader account by using their OPML import feature. Everybody is busy in importing their feeds so don’t panic in case you get busy servers. Wait for 2-3 days and you can import your data without having any problem.
2. Reeder App
This is among the most popular RSS feed reader available for you. Everything is quite simple and clean. The Reeder App has done a great job in syncing up with Google. You will surely gonna love it. It is also available for iPhone, Android and Mac users.
This is a free web application that helps in aggregating real-time content from your favorite blog posts including all the social media sites. This is also helpful in eliminating the need for multiple browser windows. All you need to do is – choose from thousands of websites worldwide, and add RSS for each and everything. Rolio apps for iOS and Android are coming soon.
This is a full-featured RSS reader for your iPhone and iPad which you can purchase at 4.99 US Dollars. This is one of the costliest feed reader on the web. You can easily organize your news feeds on your News Stand if you are using the iPhone. The feeds and articles in the NewsRack can be synchronized with Google Reader so it will be easier for you to import your feeds now.
5. Slide Reader
This is one cool RSS reader application that is quite amazing in its own way. The feed reader consists of great features, clean interface and very powerful app that never crashes. You can simply import as many feeds as you can from the Google Reader. It is available on the Android for free and for iPad users for 4.99 US Dollars. Some of the features that you might be interested in are – cool different themes, social media sharing, available in different languages and offline support.
These are the 5 best Google Reader Alternatives.