Months ago I was dismayed to see that Google was killing off iGoogle, which I’ve used for years as my portal to the Web. Now, worse, we’re hearing of the imminent demise of Google Reader (July 1, 2013, to be exact), which many people rely on to aggregate RSS feeds. For news hounds, bloggers, curators and others, the end of this service is bad news.
Of course helpful folks have immediately offered alternatives to Google Reader. In this post I’ll list the information I’ve found so far, and will likely update it in the days to come.
Check out these lists of alternatives to Google Reader:
- Five worthy Google Reader alternatives from Cnet
- Google Reader alternatives from Lifehacker
- Transitioning from Google Reader to Feedly
- Google Reader alternatives from Venturebeat
- Google Reader alternatives: A crowdsourced list [added March 16; I had shared this on G+ but missed it in this post]
Not to be a downer, but podcasters are also concerned about the future of Feedburner, which I have loved as a way to keep my podcast feeds portable. Soon we may have to seek alternatives for it as well. But let’s focus on Google Reader for now.
If you want to voice your disapproval, there’s a Change.org petition going around. Will Google listen? I don’t know. But there’s no harm in signing.
What are YOUR plans for the transition?