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Old 14. Mar 2013, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months."

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/...-cleaning.html
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Old 14. Mar 2013, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow! That's really a surprise

I am one of the loyal users of Google Reader... been using it for years now. I find it really convenient to use. Also, it can be accessed from the browser, so I do not have to open a separate application for it.

Will be really sad to see it go, and will have to start looking for an alternative. Don't know if there are any good ones. I wouldn't want a desktop application. I had tried a few desktop applications before, and they mostly use their own built-in browser to access the feeds. These were unsafe, and they used to catch virus from the network(my ISP network wasn't safe that time).

I hope the campaign that many users have started to save Google Reader is successful, and Google lets the reader stay, but it doesn't seem that way for now.
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Old 14. Mar 2013, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Will be really sad to see it go, and will have to start looking for an alternative. Don't know if there are any good ones. I wouldn't want a desktop application.
Try Pulse, selected in Best Free Online Apps and Services.

More suggestions are welcome.
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Old 14. Mar 2013, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Jojo, will try it out. Have to start looking for alternatives now.
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Old 14. Mar 2013, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Apart from the review on site, here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...aggregator.htm

Ghacks has also published an article today suggesting alternatives for Google Reader. Some of the suggestions in the online RSS readers look worth trying. But trying them out would mean creating new accounts on them

Here's the article:

http://www.ghacks.net/2013/03/14/the...rnatives-list/
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Old 14. Mar 2013, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use pulse myself for a while, but then I found news360 and I liked it better for the phone, and on a computer I just manually type in the urls of sites I visit. I rather not have a compilation on a computer. I like seeing things pop up that I didn't set into a feed. With rss feeds I pretty much get what I put into it :S nice on small screens (tablet/phone) where I need the space for actual context and not extra ads/stories

edit: not much of a replacement, but the way Google+ works, it is like a news/stories feed too
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Old 20. Mar 2013, 03:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As a browser addon, Feedly looks good.
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Old 24. Jun 2013, 11:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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With Google Reader retiring on 1st July, in a matter of days... would be interesting to know what others have chosen as an alternative.

I haven't chosen anything till now. Being lazy I guess, and also it's a few more days until Google Reader retires. I have searched around the net, and read few articles though, which have provided a list of alternatives.

So far, I find Feedly, and The Old Reader to be good options, worth trying out. These are web based, as I do not want to go for a desktop software, or app. I would like to be able to browse the feeds on my browser, without having to open a software, like I did with Google Reader.

I also find InoReader, and CommaFeed to be interesting alternatives too.

I haven't tried anything yet though.

Share your choices here .
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I have switched to Feedly.
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I have switched to Feedly.
Me too .
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