This morning I woke to an email from my mom:
I was just notified that google reader will be discontinued 7/1. I’m disappointed. What do you think a good alternative will be?
Be well and do good,
And it’s true! Google Reader is checking out of the Internet July 1st, 2013. Google is venturing to streamline its product offerings (and push us towards Google+). I’ve read my lovely blogs through Google Reader for years and that just sucks. But, there are alternatives.
You could always go with Google+, Bloglovin, Facebook, Email Subscriptions for your favorite blogs. But, if you are a Reader fan the three alternatives that match the look, feel and functionality of Google Reader are Feedly, NewsBlur and The Old Reader.
And, my favorite by far (as of this morning – I know a lot of research went in to that!) is Feedly. Feedly easily transferred over all of my feeds from Google Reader in a hot second. Then I was off discovering the functionality … and of course the aesthetics.
If you are/were using Google Reader, what are you going to use going forward?
Image via Lilly’s Style.