Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:27 UTC
Google "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months." This makes me very, very sad. Any good alternatives - alternatives with Windows Phone and Metro applications, that is?
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by grantpalin on Thu 14th Mar 2013 06:08 UTC
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I started with Bloglines in 2004, and migrated to Reader at about the time Bloglines was going to be shut down (and then it kept going...). Now I'm shopping for a suitable replacement.

My primary requirement is being web-based, with the possibility of syncing with client-side applications. Annoyingly, some of the web-based alternatives I have looked at do have mobile apps, but just for iPhone and Android. BlackBerry and Windows Phone support is pretty thin.

I'd hate to be the app developers who hitched their wagons to the Reader system.

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