Google Reader Closing Down – Alternatives to Google Reader

Mar 14, 2013 | All, News | 2 comments

Google readeerLast night Google announced that it is shutting down Google Reader in July.

As a reminder, Google Reader is an RSS news feed aggregator. RSS news feeds are available from blogs and many websites. By subscribing to news feeds that interest you, you can read them all under the single umbrella of Google Reader. I have found it an extremely useful tool that saves me having to search visit and reed individual blogs.

Apparently Google Readers usage has been falling and Google have reached the point where they think it’s no longer worth maintaining. A shame I think but, if that’s the case, then I guess it’s inevitable.

All is not lost however, because there are a number of other RSS Readers with similar capabilities to Google Reader. Three alternatives that match the look, feel and functionality of Google Reader are FeedlyNewsBlur and The Old Reader. Google Reader offers the capability to export feeds and these three alternatives allow you to import this data.



  1. Ellen Paul

    Lovers of information now seem to have a tough time with the recent announcement of the closing down of Google reader. However, fans of Google reader can now switch to something new alternatives to Google Reader. I found list of some alternatives of it, but still can’t decide that with whom should I go for best result. Now, here its a brief description about some other alternatives, so now its not a very much difficult task for me. Thanks for helping out on above topic.

    • mike

      Thanks for that Ellen.

      I’d be interested to hear about any other alternatives that people may have to add to the list.


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