Replacing Google Reader

Google Reader is going away on Monday. ReplaceReader.com lists many alternatives, sorted by popularity.

Another RSS reader I didn’t see on their list that looks promising is Yoleo.

Also, Digg Reader is supposed to be released soon.

Update: Digg Reader is out. You can read more on their blog. I’ve only used it for a few minutes, but I think it may be my favorite RSS reader.

8 thoughts on “Replacing Google Reader

  1. Another thing that is fading away on monday is the (cycling activities logger) STRAVA API v1/v2, soon to be replaced by the (hopefully) better v3.

    This was a huge source of cycling GPS tracks that helped me to create a lot of interesting statistical numbercrunching and pretty pictures with Python… I am convinced that urbanists, designers and even artists are going to find good use for the daily flood of rides sent there for the years to come…

    (By the way I settled with NetVibes RSS reader for now, but I liked Google Reader more…)

  2. Digg Reader is probably available — I registered for an invite on the day it was “released” and got the invitation with a day or so. It’s currently missing some important things, like unread counts and a “view only unread items” mode, but it looks promising.

    I’ve been using http://www.altfeedreader.com/. I made it, but I think it’s a nicer frontend to NewsBlur. For how I use Google Reader, it works almost exactly the same.

    As for the Strava API, v3 is currently being made available to a limited number of developers, so I haven’t been able to play with it yet. One of the things I suspect it will do is limit the amount of data that it exposes about groups. The earlier/current versions are quite lax about privacy, but the flip side of this is that it’s made possible some very cool things.

  3. Feedly is a no-go for me — no export.

    Digg reader the same and lots of features just missing.

    Yoleo is great-looking but can’t keep up with my huge feed list.

    BazQux is actually amazing. Not the best looking but fast, stable, well-featured. Better than Google Reader ever was.

  4. I just use Sage, a Firefox extension that adds a sidebar. Each feed is a header in the top part of the sidebar, and when you click it, each entry in that feed is an entry in the bottom window. You click that, it takes you to that website. Simply, clean, will not stop working unless there is a Firefox update it isn’t updated for (Which has happened: I used to use Harbi Xenu, but it died, but the core code was updated as Sage. Then Sage died, and Sage Two came out, and then it stopped, and Sage came back, so I’m not worried about it shutting down).

    If you want to sync across browsers, Firefox has a bookmark/extension sync feature. If you want to save an article for later, bookmark it.

  5. I have been using netvibes.com since 2008-2009, and it’s been consistently great. It seems to me to be a very overlooked alternative to Google reader.

    On a side note, I find it interesting that Digg is staging a comeback. After losing out to Reddit for content aggregation, it seemed like Digg was going the way of Altavista.

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