In March 2013, Google made a proclamation that on July 1, 2013, Google Reader, the renowned portal for RSS subscription, will be adjourned. At that time, it seemed that there is still some time before July 1 comes, but later it seemed the day is arriving very soon and we have to bid farewell to Google Reader. So this is the time to look for Google Reader alternatives. Here you will find the list of some renowned alternatives for Google Reader that are quite trustworthy and reliable.
So before going ahead, one thing should be done. You need to export all of your important RSS feeds immediately in XML format. You can do it by visiting the Google Takeout and click the button “Create Archive”. Once you have done with it, you need to download its ZIP file in order to extract it to your system. Now you will view a “Reader” folder that should be opened to view the file subscription.xml.
Google Reader Alternatives
Now you need to select the best alternative for yourself for Google Reader from the list given below.
It requires no introduction as it is one of the top ranking alternatives for Google Reader. It is available not only for Android, but also for Web and iOS. It is not remarkable for its customization and neatness, but also known for a complete set of features that has gone under some serious enhancement since Google declared it is going to retire Google Reader. An additional feature of Feedly is its ability to sync different platforms. You just need to sign in by using your account that you were using to get Google Reader feed and everything will be imported by Feedly quickly. It is quite simple to use.
This software is recommended by various users as it has been used by a wide range of users at techmell .
This is the best alternative to Google Reader. You just need to get a Flipboard account that was used for signing into the Google Reader. It will fetch and sync all of the Reader subscription as fast as it could.
When you are making plans for social sharing, Digg lies at the top of the list. The Reader service of Digg that is known as Digg Reader is still in its initial stages, but it contains the best features for the users such as sharing, highlighting the curving posts from the social networking sites and integration with Digg. One plus point is that when you go to the site, the system will ask you straight away to import Reader feeds from Google Reader that makes the process of migration easier and faster.
When you read about AOL Reader, it seems as if AOL heard the declaration of Google regarding the retirement of Google Reader and it decided to compete the RSS reader market. Whatever the situation is, the release of beta AOL Reader is a good decision to give an excellent alternative of Google Reader to the users. Same like Flipboard and Digg, it enables the users to import all of their Reader feeds from Google Reader easily and allows the users to tweak the start, layout and tag their posts for improved classification and unified login by using their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
It is one of the best and renowned alternatives for the users who have not a large number of subscriptions. The latest version of NewsBlur permits the users maximum 64 websites and once they exceed this number, they need to delete some websites and then they can add some other sites. They can also get the premium account by paying $24 for the whole year. It allows the reader to generate a “sub-blog” depends upon the subscriptions to read and follow. It also brings some nice apps for Android and iOS.