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Goodbye Google Reader


I was totally gutted when I heard a few months ago that Google Reader was being shut down on July 1st. It was so clean and simple and just worked. If you’re still wondering where to jump, here’s what I’ve done.

Luckily for me, I actually use NetNewsWire for my main RSS feed checking. It’s a desktop program and I’ve been using it for years. It happily deals with my almost-200 feeds that I check and I can organise stuff into folders and clip things I want to read later or save. It’s probably overkill for most people, and anyone who doesn’t spend a lot of time on their computer, but it’s still great for me.


What I used Google Reader for was my favourite blogs to read on my phone and when I’m on holiday, and for things like status updates for my broadband provider so I can check that on 3G if my internet’s down. I ended up moving those to Feedly, a few days after the news broke and found it worked so well, I immediately stopped caring about Google Reader. I’ve heard the web app is a bit flaky but it all seems to be good on iPhone.


I’m also hearing lots of good things about Bloglovin‘ if you prefer a website. It looks really nice and easy to use (see top screenshot). You can find Asking For Trouble right here.

Whatever you decide, make sure you do it soon so you can import your Google Reader feeds before they go!

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