It’s true. Google Reader is finally gone. But that’s not a major issue, right? Because you’ve already migrated to your new solution (I hope). Well, I’ve been spending the past few months with Feedly and it’s been great – it’s helped me stay up to date with all the things that I need and I’ve been happy (not terribly happy, but happy) with the results. Although, it might be second best now that I’ve tried Digg’s new implementation:
Just in time too. NetNewsWire, a native OS X RSS Reader just released their Beta for version 4 and it’s not too shabby. You can download it and import your Google Reader feeds in just a matter of seconds (literally) and be relieved that not is all lost. I tried it out last night and although it won’t get me to switch from Feedly at the present moment I may slowly begin to try it on for size at it comes out into a full release.
With the death of Google Reader just around the corner it’s imperative that you find your alternate solution this week before it’s too late to export your feeds and then save them. There are a lot of options out there and I’ve already shared with you my interest in using Feedly before. We’ve also covered a few other alternatives here as well. Well, here’s another reason to choose Feedly:
As many of you I’m a huge user of RSS – I still think there’s something powerful about that protocol and unless something dramatic changes I don’t see it leaving us anytime soon. Unfortunately, the applications that we use to read RSS seem to not stick around too long, the biggest and most recent example being Google Reader. I’ve already chosen my replacement for starters, which you can read about here: Feedly. But I’m not terribly happy with it although it does work so I’m still looking out for other alternatives and possibilities and I found one that got me excited […]
Google announced last week that it will discontinue its popular content aggregation service, Google Reader, on the 1st of July 2013. This has caused quite a stir within the digital community. It is a huge blow to those of us that use the content syndication tool, as well as those of us who blog. Based on RSS (Really Simple Syndication), Google Reader with its intuitive and engaging interface is easily one of the most popular content syndicators in recent years, especially amongst influencers and power users. The fact, that most people now have Gmail accounts, only strengthened Google’s dominance in […]
As many of you know now Google Reader has hit the dead pool and will no longer be in service July 1st. I am sad and incredibly upset at this news, even though I had been expecting that the day would come, namely because it’s become an intimate part of my overall workflow. So much so that when I heard that it was coming I started shaking in anger – the mere thought of having to transition from an application that I’ve used since 2007 and have religiously used every single day is more than I can bear. I won’t […]