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Alternatives to Google Reader

April 10, 2013

As most of you have heard, Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. As everyone scrambles to find a suitable replacement, here are a few I’m trying out.

Netvibes – Not only does Netvibes feature an RSS feed reader, you can also setup an assortment of widgets on multiple tabs. You can have a tab for all your social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, etc…) and another tab to keep up on the latest sporting news. And, if you’re the narcissistic type, you can setup a tab to keep track of who is mentioning you on Twitter, Google and other places on the internet.

NewsBlur – In addition to being a strong web application, NewsBlur is also available on many mobile platforms. There are currently native mobile apps on the iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, Windows Phone, and Nokie MeeGo. Content is also served from the original website, so pages are viewed as if you were visiting the author’s website. NewsBlur seems like another strong replacement for Google Reader.

A few other options I haven’t had a chance to dig into, but have seen recommended include: The Old Reader, RSSOwl (also winner of the best RSS reader name), and Tiny Tiny RSS.

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