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Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives

The Race To Replace Google Reader Nature abhors a vacuum, a truism that seems very evident in the current race in the marketplace to replace Google Reader when the doomed service closes down for good on July 1. For a service that Google felt was too much of a bother to keep running for its users, building the next great RSS newsreader tool seem to be the summer's big event in the technology world. The "race" metaphor seem particularly apt, with competitors employing terms like countdown clocks and finish line - all tied around that fateful July 1 date. As June draws to a close, the contenders in the race are popping up fast and furious, each trying to grab eyeball share from the vast diaspora of Google Reader users that are currently looking for a new home to gather information via automated news feeds created by publishers. Here's the state of the race thus far. In The Homestretch So popular was Google Reader, software was built that used Google's service as a source. The Call Of The Race Is Anyone Watching The Finish?

AOL Launches Google Reader Replacement Just In Time For Google Reader's Shutdown [Updates] AOL has launched a new service called AOL Reader, which, as the name implies, is aimed at providing a Google Reader replacement for all those who are still not satisfied with their choice. AOL Reader is still in beta, but you can get access to it by signing in on using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google Account. With the upcoming demise of Google Reader, many companies are racing to provide a suitable replacement for the disgruntled RSS crowd. Many users are biding their time, waiting for the boom of replacements, with Digg providing the most speculations regarding their new Google Reader replacement. AOL came in from behind, launching its reader two days prior to Digg’s planned launch, bringing a simple and minimalistic reader into the mix, that integrates well with other AOL services such as AOL Mail and AOL On. Each article can be easily shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or email, and you can star items to save them, or mark them as read or unread. - RSS Reader InoReader: A Worthy Google Reader Replacement As July approaches, an increasing number of Google fans get worried about how they are going to continue getting the updates from their favorite RSS feeds. Why? Because not too long ago, Google announced its nonsensical decision to shut down one of its most popular services – Google Reader – once and for all. The date is set for July 1st and users of the service are looking to find a competent alternative. Fortunately for internet users, the web provides a wide variety of feeds subscribing services to choose from. What is InoReader? InoReader is a simple and easy to use RSS reader that allows users to subscribe to their favorite RSS feeds. Registration In order to begin using this web application you must first create an account on it. Importing Feeds Importing feeds from Google Reader or any other RSS reader is pretty simple and straightforward. The application provides users with a wide range of options to import/export your RSS feeds. Usage and Features Keep a Track of Things

Feedspot Is a Google Reader Replacement with Tons of Sharing Features The 5 Best Google Reader Alternatives You Should be Using The end is finally here: Google Reader gets shut off, for good, on Monday, July 1st. Well before then, you should be celebrating your independence from Google’s feed reader, with an app that works just as good — or perhaps even better for your needs — than Google Reader ever did. In the months since Google first announced they were going to shut down Google Reader, a ton of new RSS reader apps have been released, and many older, less known ones have become popular all over again. It’s actually a great time if you’re a fan of RSS readers, and chances are you’ll find yourself happier with one of the alternates today than you were with Google Reader. But you’ve got to move now, before Google turns Reader’s power off. EXPORT YOUR DATA, NOW. was that loud enough? Do it, now, and don’t delay. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: you’ve got to export your data from Google Reader before it gets shut down, unless you want to start over and find the feeds for your favorite sites again.

AOL Reader: My New Favorite Feed Reader I often proclaim myself to be platform agnostic and as one who doesn’t belong to any popular fanboi groups. In reality though, I have a soft corner to all things Google. I use many of their services even when there is a competent alternative in the offing. I strongly believe that Google is one of those companies that get things right most of the time. That’s all changed with their announcement of shutting down Google Reader on July 1. I could cry a river about the loss of a faithful companion that brought sanity in this era of information overload, but thankfully, a handful of worthy big name alternatives have emerged in the past couple of weeks. After the break, I’m gonna tell you how the popular choices – Feedly, Digg Reader, Ino Reader, and more fared in my evaluation and why I went with AOL instead. Choices Galore Google’s announcement didn’t come as a surprise for the fans of Google Reader. Feedly’s offering was all style and very little substance. Setting Up AOL Reader

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I agree, why does RSS still feel so janky after so long? It's about due for a shift to better usability - including better sharing to apps like evernote and onenote, and some intuitive way of tagging wouldn't hurt. by joshwanderingoff Apr 18

There has to come more powerfull applications. by schenz Mar 21