Many web users are fans of feeds (RSS, Atom, etc.) as there is no other better way of following multiple sources of web content.
Google has announced that they are closing Google Reader by 1st of July 2013 and, if you are a user of it, you’ll be hunting for an alternative before that date.
It is great that Google Reader has an export feature for getting the subscription list. In short:
- Click “Settings” icon in Google Reader and then the “Reader Settings”.
- Choose “Import/Export” and click “Download your data through Takeout” and Google Takeout will guide you with the rest.
You may choose to keep following feeds with a web-based (hosted or self-hosted), desktop or a browser-integrated solution and here are all the good ones.
P.S. If your favorite is missing, please share them too.
Netvibes is a service that is around for a very long time. It was famous with its iGoogle-like dashboard (that is actually created before iGoogle).
The service has both free + pro plans and the free plan is enough to get a Google Reader-like experience by importing unlimited feeds and switching to the list view.
Newsblur is a very nice feed reader application which has the ability to load the real web-page besides displaying the feed-view.
Its free plan is limited to 64 feed addresses which may be enough for many. Also, the application is open sourced (check the self-hosted ones below).
The application has a very simplistic interface, allows categorizing the feeds and browse them easily.
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