Top 5 Alternatives to Google Reader




Top 5 Alternatives to Google Reader

There are only a few days until the Google Reader is sent into retirement. Alternatives such as The Old Reader or Feedly bring in position to accommodate the RSS fans in their open arms.
Top 5 Alternatives to Google Reader

I’ve been a fan for many years, the RSS reader from the house of Google and probably as surprised at the end, as were most of you, when the company announced several months ago that they finally want to pull the plug out of the service.

All lamentation brings nothing now but unfortunately, so we have even looked at a few alternatives that could step into the breach. As always, there is no claim to completeness, because we restrict ourselves to only five alternatives. Your suggestions in the comments are of course totally welcome to later offer a comprehensive overview can.

But before we get to where we continue to work through our feed, we consider only briefly, as best as we save our data from Google Reader over without making us much unnecessary work. This calls Google Takeout and seeks you the appropriate service – in this case the reader – from. The data is then exported and summarized in an OPML file. Your now just click on “Create Archive” and then get a zip file. With the OPML file you can then easily import your feeds from the most common feed readers.


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Feedly is probably one of the first readers who are called, if you are currently talking about alternatives to Google Reader. I was also part of a long time, but really not used so much in use. I’ve always found that the news were prepared there visually beautiful, but the functionality of the simple Google Reader, there was never approached me for. Since then, of course, some things have done a few days ago and could report on enforcement and completely detach Google Reader .

One must of course find a little bit in, can also interact with Feedly afloat after a short time but how it was usual with Google Reader. Thanks to the open API we can rejoice that in future there will hail Apps matching third party. In addition, you can log into the game with your Google account, the move will be made to you easy. I have in recent days with Feedly can certainly make friends and this is my first candidate for the succession Google Reader, although I still want a significantly improved search function.

Feedly not only scores with open API, but also by its versatility: you can feed in your browser on the computer monitor, but also via iOS or Android app and a mobile version is also in mongering. Furthermore, the reader is free and is supported by many third-party – so far so my absolute recommendation when it comes to Google Reader replacement.

The Old reader:

theoldreader Top 5 Alternativen für den Google Reader

The Old reader is perhaps a little bit like what the counterpart to aufgebrezelten Feedly. Visually it is very close to the “original” reader, so when Google template. In the picture above you can see the left as the reader looked like a year ago and on the right side where you st arrived design technically now. This reader would be similar to Feedly also about saying the rain Wechselwütigen. Via Facebook or Google you can login here or register you directly there and then sort your feeds via OPML file.

This looks in practice really very similar to the Google Reader – left you have the feeds, you read right. In addition, you have the integrated pocket and can service your article about Facebook to the world blow. The reader is also Old freely and its API so it should be here in the future to welcome some apps. Who the spartan design of Google Reader likes as possible and would like to keep the same experience, you should definitely take a look at The Old Reader! Noted here, however, that although there is to date a web and a mobile view, however, no support for iOS or Android.

Digg reader:

digg reader Top 5 Alternativen für den Google Reader

The Digg Reader (Image: Caschy ) is still a very young horse in the stable reader. The guys pretty quickly after the announcement of Google to want to turn off their own reader, started working and we see the first fruits now. The rollout of the still fresh Reader is currently running, you can from the above link you register for it and get started soon.

Logically, the focus is also on Digg as possible on the brisk read own feeds. It might help that you have the same Short Cuts can use here as in Google Reader, so J / K for the style change, S to save your feeds, etc. The import is done you here easily. In addition, you can of course also favor the article read, share to Facebook and Twitter, and also send it to services like Instapaper, Readability and Pocket. More services are also announced LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress, Tumblr, Squarespace, Evernote, Dropbox, and buffer ITTT be explicitly mentioned).

Currently there is “only” a iOS app until the end of July but also the Android counterpart to have been completed. Also at the open API, the mobile view and the extensions are still working, but the Digg reader is like saying still super-new and the previous results can be absolutely see this.

AOL Reader:

aol reader Top 5 Alternativen für den Google Reader

Was just the talk of brand new readers? Then I got in this category yet a candidate for you, the reader AOL , which has just gone into beta. AOL Internet as we know all the dinosaurs – with the reader, however, a completely new area of ​​effect has to be developed.

At first glance, this looks very solid from everything, although initially only the Web view is present. You can log into the game via Google, Facebook or Twitter account, importing OPML runs over the known number that I mentioned above. Even the AOL Reader is very simple, but it is functional. I’ll look again at rest, once you have a little more to offer. Should you perhaps as times keep in mind, if you do not feel you alternatives in the above (or other) well. Extensions, apps – everything will come. The Log Reader is for me currently as a case for the bench, whose development but you should definitely watch.

Feed reader:

feedreader Top 5 Alternativen für den Google Reader

As a fifth representative of our small overview here I would urge you to feed reader to the heart. There, too pleased about Google Reader candidates willing to change how the same on the side of the feed reader gets to read.

Also all looks quite pleasant, what we are offered is based there and also a little on the building, which we are used to from Google Reader. You may like other readers choose whether you only want to see headlines or text want to get teased. Share is quoted on Facebook, otherwise the feature set is still quite manageable dar. This all happens in the browser, to my knowledge there is no mobile view and also apps for Android and iOS I miss here. All in all a very functional, simple reader that can not keep up with the above. Anyone who likes and enjoys simple but also on the presentation, not much can go wrong with this reader.

They were now our candidates that we have the feeling that they could most likely be the successor of the Google Reader. If you still have the ultimate tip for a service we have not been here on the list, just let us know in the comments like. There I would also like to also read of you, for what readers did you decide and why.


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