GOOGLE Reader is shutting down on 1st July; our team puts down some of the best alternatives for you.
So a random guess is that you have heard the grave news, and are already feeling the pangs of loss. Well, it had to happen one day, and GOOGLE has killed Reader leaving many of us stranded and starting the process which nobody likes- changing. It’s difficult to shift to new News Reader, especially after being used to a particular interface. Nevertheless, we have to move on and find the best possible alternative, perhaps one that is easiest to shift to. Let us give you a head start with some options given right below. We are just going to give you one option according to what you may be looking for. We think these are the best in category for the kind of utility they offer.
# The OLD READER (For those who are looking for a replica): The GOOGLE Reader interface is incredibly difficult to forget and move on. So we thought of The Old Reader which according to us is the best rebound reader, as it mimics the interface to a great extent, it’s clean and fresh, and something most GOOGLE reader users would have an easy time shifting to. If you are in love with GOOGLE reader, and use it mostly on the desktop through your browser, this is the best alternative right now. They do not have an app for android, however there is still time for GOOGLE Reader to die, and if anyone should be launching an app anytime soon, it would be the old reader, or one can at least hope so.
# FEEDLY (For those who are okay with interface changes): If you are looking for an immediate replacement, and possibly one that can sync across multiple platforms, it comes down to a handful of options, and Feedly is the cleanest by far. The mobile application and browser extensions as well work real nice and if you are not really hooked up on ‘Googlish’ kind of an interface, this just may work out for you.
# REEDER (If you love your apple device too much): While the choice for the best RSS reader should be done on the basis of cross platform performance, it’s getting a bit too difficult to do so, the reason being reluctance of users to switch their favorite platform. So if you love iOS too much, and operate just the iOS ecosystem of devices, REEDER can be a great choice for you as it does pretty much everything the GOOGLE reader does, just in a cleaner and more ‘applesque’ way. You would love it if you love the apple touch to computing.
# FeedDemon (If you love your Windows): FeedDemon is easily the best rated stand-alone RSS reader out there, when it comes to a windows computer. It has everything you would need, and it’s very light on the system as well. However if you are using windows 8, you may want to check other options like windows reader as well. For the information, FeedDemon runs fine on windows 8 as well! (Note: We are reading on the web that this app may be on its way out as well. So careful if you choose this one.)
# Pulse (For some visual delight): We have seen too many RSS readers, and yes we do like them to do their job well instead of putting in needless functionality. However Pulse is really beautiful and visually pleasing. It can be operated from all kinds of platforms, so allows you the option to use it wherever you go. It takes a bit time to getting to know it, if you are too used to using the reader. However it’s totally worth it!
Through this post, we wish to thank the GOOGLE Reader guys for all the wonderful years, as many of us have used it personally! These are difficult times for RSS fans, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the meanest cat out there. So we would love to hear from you, and know your thoughts on ‘the best RSS reader alternative to GOOGLE reader’. Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments.