As you probably heard Google Reader, along with many other Google services are shutting down. Google Reader will be no longer as of July 1st, 2013.
Google Reader has completely changed the way I absorb information from the Internet. I rely on it daily… no HOURLY to keep up to date! Now that it’s going away I, as well as many others, are going to be trying to find alternatives.
Here I would like to create a list of Google Reader alternatives of all of us. Here’s what I’m looking for in a replacement.
1. Something that has a desktop web interface.
2. A mobile interface. (At least an API for developers so they could create their own.)
3. Subscriptions are synced, meaning, you don’t have to subscribe to each RSS on each device (ie. One list rules them all.)
4. If there’s an open source daemon that I could run on my home Linux server that meets the above requirements, that would work too.
|Feedly||This is the one I switched over to. It was a really nice one-click transition for me. They automatically imported all my feeds and they even brought over my favorites!
They have a blog post talking about the transition from Google Reader. Currently, their servers utilize the Google Reader API. However, when Google Reader goes dark, they have implemented their own copy of the API which will be a seamless transition!
|The Old Reader||At first glance The Old Reader appears to be the Google Reader before Google did the overhaul. It has one click sign in, using a Facebook or Google+ account. Unfortunately, they do not have a mobile app, which is a requirement of mine, but I wanted to make sure I had at least SOMETHING out here.|
If you have any other alternatives please let me know and post them in the comments section for others.