Google Reader users have 13 days left to figure out how they are going to subscribe to and read their favorite blogs after Google Reader shuts down. FlowReader is a free RSS reader that I tried this afternoon and I have to say that it couldn’t be easier to import your Google Reader subscriptions.
To start using FlowReader just visit the homepage and click “Import Your Google Reader Feeds Now.” After clicking that button authorize FlowReader to access your Google Reader feeds and all of your feeds will be imported into FlowReader. If you are using categories in Google Reader, those will be imported too. After importing your feeds you can connect your social media accounts like Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. You can also connect Evernote, Instapaper, and many other bookmarking services to your FlowReader account. FlowReader lets you read your feeds in full article view or in a headline-only view.
|Headline-only view in FlowReader.|
Applications for Education
Everywhere I go I try to encourage people to create a list of blogs and websites that can aid their professional learning. FlowReader could be a great place to create those collections and keep up with the latest information from your favorite sources.