By now the entire internet has heard that Google Reader will be closing on 30 June 2013. Which absolutely sucks because I finally got around to using it to keep track of all of my friends and fellow bloggers’ entries! *facepalmsmack*
So! Like many, I’ve been wandering around a bit for some alternatives that’s easy to use and aesthetically pleasing (yes, this is important to me, I don’t like cluttered-looking feeds xP). This is what I ended up checking out:
I found out about this site through a friend on Twitter and decided to check it out (This is me over there if you want to follow me). I like the layout, it’s very simple but organised and kind of reminiscent of Google Reader in a way. I’m still learning how a few of the features works but I suspect that I will be using this site the most (unless something changes or whatnot; see this entry from the creators).
The only drawback at the moment is that the server’s working rather slow, probably because of the migration over, but thankfully there aren’t as many blogs on my subscriptions feed on Google Reader so I was able to do it manually.
Another website that’s been recommended in place of Google Reader and one that’s gotten quite popular in the past 24 hours. Aesthetically it’s quite wonderful, giving you the choice of themes and a selection of layouts to present the latest blog entries from magazine layout to a full coverage of the entries. There’s also no server issues of lagging time. I haven’t used it as much yet but for the most part it’s just as easy to use as the Old Reader.
The only drawback I have about this website at the moment is that I can’t seem to delete the categories. It says you can delete certain items through a drag-and-drop system but I can’t find the option to delete it anywhere. If you’re using Feedly, do you know how to do it?
There are also other alternatives out there (including app-only readers but I did not include those in the list), although I haven’t used any of the following:
- RSSOwl (as another blogger pointed out, looks like Outlook)
So what RSS reader have you migrated to or have checked out? What are the pros and cons about that program for you? Would you recommend one that I did not list here in my blog?