If you are a religious tech follower then perhaps you would be dreading July 1st much more than the world did on December 21st last year. It is the day, Google finally locks the gates of Google Reader forever. It is time you migrate your feeds from Google Reader to a viable alternative. If you are on a Mac or iOS device then Reeder is perhaps as good an option as you can ask for. However, apart from that there is Feedly and Flipboard which although really fancy with a unique UI/UX, do not come close to replicating the professional looks of Google Reader.
Adding to the list of alternatives to Google Reader is Digg, as they look to announce their own solution. The Reader would be available only for iOS devices to begin with but we are sure that an Android version would soon follow. This is what Digg said announcing the launch:
“Over the last 90 days, the Digg engineering team — all 5 of them — has been heads-down building an updated take on the RSS reader. For our first public release, in time to (just) beat the shutdown of Google Reader, our aim has been to nail the basics: a web and mobile reading experience that is clean, simple, functional, and fast. We’re also introducing a tool that allows users to elevate the most important stories to the top.
So with that in mind, this beta release centers on these core elements of the product:
Easy migration and onboarding from Google Reader.
A clean reading experience that gets out of the way and puts the focus squarely on the articles, posts, images, and videos themselves.
Useful mobile apps that sync with the web experience.
Support for key actions like subscribing, sharing, saving and organizing.”
What is your favorite alternative to Google reader? Let us know in the section below.
Via: Cult of Mac