Biggest announcement by Google made today regarding Google reader service.The search engine giant going to shut down the Google reader service on July 1st.
Google reader has been one of the most loved Google service and users are pretty upset with the Google’s decision.There are many users who are ready to pay for this service.
Earlier this year Google shutdown the Free Google Apps service and iGoogle which serves as a Homepage for millions of people will be shutdown on November 1st.
Here is a Official announcement from Google
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
Well nothing can be done about Google reader now,So it is the time to look for Google reader alternatives and here we came up with fantastic list.
Feedly (browser extension) – Its the closest alternative to Google reader.You can login with your Google account and it automatically imports all of your Google reader feeds.
RSS Feed Reader (Chrome extension) – Pretty useful Chrome tool bar which aggregates article from your feeds subscription.
Netvibes (online reader) – An online Feed aggregator which also offers iGoogle features.Its very sophisticated service and you need to spend some time on it to completely configure your dashboard.
NewsBlur (Online reader) – Its a premium online service which exactly works like Google reader,You can try it for free.It also has dedicated apps for iPhone,iPad and Android.
SelfFoss (self hosted) – An Opensource PHP App script which can be installed on a local server.Once installed you can access the reader from any Web browser.
The Old reader (online reader) – Resembles like old Google reader and makes social sharing easy.
RSS Miner (online reader) – A simple RSS reader,You can login with Google Id and can easily import feeds from Google reader.
Great News (PC client) – Free desktop reader which is available only for Windows OS.
FeedFever (self hosted) – Another self hosted App but It costs you some bucks.The UI is very pleasant and can be considered as one of the best Google reader alternative.
By departing Google reader and Free Google Apps,Google decisions clearly shows that Google is not going to support its free services any more.