Friday, June 14, 2013

_________ is the new Google Reader

We're about two weeks out from the end of Google Reader. I've been a loyal Reader user for several years now, but it's time to admit I need to commit to a replacement. It seems like most people I talk to have switched to Feedly. I imported my Google Reader feeds to Feedly (this was a very easy transitional step) but I've still been doing most of my reading through Reader. Anyone made the switch and have any tips for transitioning to Feedly or any other blog-reader recommendations?

(kem)

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Feedly for sure. I put it on the setting that makes it pretty much just like Reader but prettier (I hate that magazine setting). But I confess I use Reeder on my iPhone and Mr. Reader on my iPad.

Posted by: Sharyn | Jun 14, 2013 12:02:49 PM

I’ve been using Feedly, and so far so good. Actually a better user interface than Google Reader.

Posted by: Ray Ward | Jun 14, 2013 5:37:43 PM

+1 for Feedly.

I tried it soon after Google announced they will give Reader the coup de grâce on June 30.

Some pro:

* Easy Reader to Feedly migration. Navigate to feedly.com. Follow the prompts to log into your google account and grant access to Feedly. Then Feedly does the rest. Feedly duplicates your feeds and folder structure in the Feedly interface. Some heartburn about logging into Reader via Feedly.

* iPhone and iPad apps are free and easy to install and set-up. And Feedly syncs well regardless of where you access from.

* Better visual layout and optics. Feedly's just more pleasing to the eye. More options for feed display. This feature really improves browsing feeds that have a lot of graphics (e.g., Tumblr).

* The "Today" feature. I like how it grabs today's recent content from each feed folder and presents grouped folder by folder.

Con:

* Can't manually rearrange feeds within a folder/category. They're either alphabetical or most recently updated. Miss that from Reader but maybe Feedly will add it. There's plenty of people asking for it on the Feedly forums.

Would certainly be pleased to hear more from other using Feedly and those using other Reader substitutes.

Posted by: Josh Glazov | Jun 15, 2013 3:55:13 PM

I'm a big fan of feedly, but I will miss google reader.

Posted by: Bruce D. | Jun 28, 2013 1:42:33 PM

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