Google Reader Alternative

Just in case you’ve missed the announcement and the ensuing outcry, Google Announced that Google Reader was being retired.

I have had a lot of emails asking what I would recommend as a Goggle Reader alternative.

After looking at a few Google Reader alternatives, I decided to use Feedly.

FEEDLY IS A GREAT GOOGLE READER ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE:

  • It allows you to seamlessly transition your existing Google reader feeds.  I liked how Feedly made this clear and easy to understand.  As I was looking at some of the other alternatives, the process just wasn’t clear and I really didn’t want to devote my headspace to learning another system.
  • Feedly operates in a very similar fashion to Google Reader.  This is great because I didn’t want to learn how to organise my feeds again
  • It integrates with Evernote, Buffer, and all my social media channels which allows me to quickly and easily share helpful and relevant content
  • I like the choice of viewing options available, as well as the fact I can tag articles etc
  • It is available as a Chrome extension as well as on my mobile platforms (I use both Android and iOS)
  • The user interface is very clean and easy to use
  • And lastly, it’s free!

ANOTHER GOOGLE READER ALTERNATIVE I HAVE SEEN USED IS ‘IF THIS THEN THAT’

I haven’t tested if this then that personally, but I took a look at a friend’s set up and it seemed to work well for him.  It took him a fair bit of work to set up his feeds, but he had feeds automatically being organised into Evernote, Drive, and a couple of other places.

I am sure there are other great Google Reader Alternatives out there.  I would love to hear what you will be using.