5 Best Alternatives to Google Reader (Late)


After the death of our dear Google Reader, many of its devotees are very depressed. So to ease out this RSS pain, this article is dedicated to help you all find replacements to Google Reader. Following are mentioned the 5 best substitutes to it:


Feedly is one of the best option after the Google Reader. Comprising of a more dynamic magazine view, Feedly is appreciated for its flexibility. It also offers a wide variety of sharing options, consisting of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pocket, Instapaper, PinInterest and Evernote. In addition to the standard Android and iOS applications, Feedly has now finally rolled out its web-based reader. The service is free of any charges and works great as a browser extension on Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

[divider]Digg reader[divider]

Digg reader is not that much famous as compared to the Google Reader or Feedly, but it is looking pretty much fine. Google Reader users can depend on this as a replacement. It’s a fresher, actually. Concerning the sharing options, Digg Reader has it limited to Facebook and Twitter, only. The best part, though, is that its users can set up connections to Pocket, Instapaper and Readability in order to view their content. Like a cherry on the top, Digg reader has some features that further adds to its value: a built-in Instapaper button, thumbs-up and thumbs-down options. Unlike the Google Reader, Digg Reader lacks the presence of some primary funcions such as “mark as unread”, “view unread items only”, etc..


[divider]The Old Reader[divider]

The Old Reader is pretty much the same as the Google Reader; the interface is almost identical. It is aimed at all those who seek only the basics. It is easy to use. However, there are no applications available at present and the social integration is limited only to Facebook. It may sound tough to directly share to social networks, but it has proved to be an excellent replacement to the Google Reader. The Old Reader, though, claims that it is extremely flooded at the moment and thus, you would have to face the problem of not being able to log in for some time.

[divider]AOL Reader[divider]

AOL Reader is a new entrant in the RSS market. It is simple and fast, but hardly ground breaking as it lacks any unique features. Like the Old Reader, AOL also resembles alot to the Google Reader. Users can share stories to various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. It will soon be coming up with a full suite of applications for iOS and Android. A disadvantage, however, is that feeds do not update as quickly as the other substitutes. This should improve soon, though. AOL is a great alternative, indeed and is worth looking at.


NewsBlur is an amazing substitute to the Google Reader with Android and iOS applications available for the iPhone and iPad. Also, you would not have to reach for the mouse more often when using this because NewsBlur supports some keyboard shortcuts. Free accounts at NewsBlur max out at 64 feeds which is a very small amount. A real power user needs unlimited subscriptions, which he/she can get for $1 per month.


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