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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Is there a viable alternative?
by sukru on Thu 14th Mar 2013 00:15 UTC
sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

I stopped using desktop RSS aggregators after realizing Google Reader was much faster and easier to use. They enhanced it over the years, including keyboard navigation, and synchronization with Android phones.

Now, I'll be left with almost no alternative. Does anybody know anything viable?

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HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

feedly.com:
(this is my choice)
+great mobile app
+firefox/chrome plugin
-doesnt have a business proposal.

netvibes.com:
+can double as iGoogle for the orphans
+does have paid plans
-only mobile web page (that is not very fast)

newsblur.com:
+looks very clean
+does have mobile apps
-the most flimsy of all, had few problems with performance and ditched all together

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sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

Thanks, I'll check those.

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dayalsoap Member since:
2010-05-19

I'm trying Newsblur for the last day, and they've put quite a bit of time into upping their server count and making it work.

It's slower than Reader, but as they add more servers, it will get better. It's completely functional now, though.

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