Last Chance to Move Your RSS Subscriptions Out of Google Reader

The last day of Google Reader has arrived. Tomorrow, it will be shut-down by Google. If you haven’t moved your RSS subscriptions to another feed reader yet, do it today. Here is a list of seven Google Reader replacements that I’ve tried over the last three months. I’ve put the list in order of how frequently I use each one. My recommendation is to import your Google Reader settings into at least two of these other services just to be certain that you have them saved.

Feedly is a great service for reading your favorite RSS feeds on your
iPad, Android device, or in your web browser. Feedly will import all of
your Google Reader subscriptions for you with just one click. I enjoy using the visual layout of Feedly which I feel enables me to
browse through my RSS subscriptions more efficiently than if they were
just in a list like in Google Reader. I also find it very easy to share
from Feedly to Google+, Evernote, Twitter, and many other services.

Flipboard is an iPad
and Android application that allows you to read your RSS subscriptions
in a magazine-style format. This spring Flipboard introduced the option
to collaboratively create iPad and Android magazines by sharing items
from your feeds to your magazines.

The Old Reader is
a free service that you can use to subscribe to RSS feeds and read all
of the latest content from those sources in one place. So that you don’t
have to re-subscribe to the blogs that you love, The Old Reader will
allow you to import your Google Reader subscriptions. You’ll notice that
The Old Reader looks and acts very similarly to Google Reader. The Old
Reader will allow you to share posts, write notes about posts appearing
in your account, and organize your subscriptions into folders.

Feedspot is a simple Google Reader replacement. It doesn’t have any of the visual
effects of Flipboard or Feedly. What it does have is a clean interface
that may remind you a lot of Google Reader. In fact, it even uses some
of the same keyboard shortcuts as Google Reader. Learn more about
Feedspot in this Tekzilla video.

FlowReader is a
free RSS reader that I tried earlier this week. I have to say that they
couldn’t make it 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.

EldonReader is a free service for organizing and reading your favorite
RSS feeds. The display of your RSS subscriptions is very similar to that
of Google Reader. You can import your Google Reader feeds into EldonReader
with just a couple of clicks. To import your Google Reader feeds just
click the “Import Google Reader” link in the left hand column of your
Eldon Reader homepage then authorize Eldon Reader to access your Google

With Digg Reader you
can import your Google Reader subscriptions with just one click. All of
the category folders that you have in Google Reader will be imported
into Digg Reader too. Digg Reader has a
simple interface that is currently missing a couple of features that I
must have including the option to see how many unread items I have in a
category. The other feature that I would to see is the option to add
other social networks to my sharing menu. Currently, Digg Reader only
supports sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Digg.


Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!