Top 5 Alternatives to Google Reader

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Lauren Follett wrote:

As of today Google Reader is no more. It may be kind of sad for those of you that used it as your go-to resource for reading & organizing your favorite blogs. I know change can be scary, but here are the top 5 alternatives to Google Reader:

Feedly
Feedly takes what's great about Google reader and adds to the experience with different layouts and cool little features. Plus, importing your Google Reader data is simple.

Netvibe
NetVibes allows you to track topics through dashboards, which helps you to organize topics, sites and interests through widgets.

The Old Reader
The Old Reader is very minimal, but if you’re looking for something that is most like the old Google Reader experience, you’ve come to the right place.

NewsBlur
If you're a power user, NewsBlur is for you. One of the nice features is the story mode, which brings up the actual website or blog within the reader itself so you don't have to leave the reader. 

Prismatic
It doesn't allow you to import your Google Reader data, but Prismatic's desktop experience is every bit as good as its iOS version.

How do you feel about the end of Google Reader? Do you have a favorite RSS service that's missing from this list?

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Derek Silva's picture
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Derek Silva wrote:

I switched to The Old Reader. It works, and it makes it quick to get through all the things I'm not going to bother reading.

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Lauren Follett wrote:

Good to know! I switched to Feedly, which I'm really enjoying. I like how you can open the posts within Feedly instead of having to jump out to the actual blog, and that you can organize your blogs into categories.

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Derek Silva wrote:

Features like that are par for the course, in my mind. If a feed reader forces me to open the original site, then it has failed at its initial raison d'être.

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Lauren Follett wrote:

Hi Danny - good to know about DIGG - it seems like the end of Google Reader opened up doors for the other guys