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Mar 18 2013   12:48PM GMT

Google Reader says Goodbye, say Hello to Feedly

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

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Google Reader is going the way of the dodo bird, and you need to find a replacement RSS Reader.

I did a little bit of research and the best overall RSS reader I could find was Feedly.

Feedly lets you import all your Google Reader feeds into its databases and works on Android, iPhone, and hopefully be working soon for you BlackBerry 10 users. Feedly (on a PC) only works with Firefox as an add-in, but it works quite well. We can safely assume that it will be available from “any” browser in the near furture. The Android app is very customizable, looks, and drives nicely. The inclusion of a night mode can be found under advanced options and works well to balance black and white text, while keeping content perfectly readable. You can also “remove clutter” which pulls out just the text for you to read.

Feedly has seen a surge of 500,000+ users since Google made its announcement that they were stopping production and availability of Google Reader(probably the worst thing Google could have done).

What are you thoughts on Google Reader being wiped out? What about Feedly? Do you like it?

Update : Reading an article from Android Central shines more light on Feedly…

One such alternative is Feedly, and the team has announced a huge influx of new users. In the first 48 hours since the announcement by Google, Feedly has seen 500,000 new Google Reader users join their ranks. Not bad numbers, considering the service is supposed to be in decline. Feedly also has clients for iOS, Chrome, Safari and Firefox, so it’s got a big chunk of the bases covered. The reason behind the influx is most likely the fact that Feedly is developing their own system to transition Google Reader users over seamlessly when turn off day finally arrives. source Android Central

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