The internet search giant Google is going to kill its famous RSS subscription portal, Google Reader, a handy too that pulls in headlines and articles from news sites you subscribe to, on July 1, 2013.
If you’re a Google Reader user, there are a number of great news reading apps and services out there stepping up to replace it with syncing features and easy import tools to keep you organized.
Fortunately, there’s an afterlife. Without further ado, here’s a list of Google Reader alternatives for business users that should help make the transition as painless as possible. I’ve tried to provide the most critically acclaimed ones, but let me know if you use something else that people should consider trying out.
1. Bloglines – Bloglines is one of the largest news and feed aggregators using RSS/Atom in the world. With Bloglines, there is no software to download and install and its completely FREE.
2. Curata - a newer, basic RSS feed that offers a clean, streamlined design across multiple platforms.
3. EldonReader – describes itself as “an interactive digital magazine” transforms your RSS feed into Flipboard-esque viewing experience across mobile, Web or tablet.
4. Feedly - Feedly is easily customized and is more visual than Google Reader. Plus, it works across platforms, which is available for Web, iOS and Android.
5. Flipboard - It is, perhaps, the trailblazer in visual RSS feeds. The app, which is available for Android in the Google Play store and for iOS in iTunes turns your subscriptions into your own “personal magazine.” In addition to browsing stories that interest you, you can also save stories to personalized “magazines.”
6. G2reader - a basic RSS feed with many of the standard features: sorting by unread, starred and all items; and a handful of settings including a highlighter feature that will surface particular keywords; and an importer to upload your Google Reader subscriptions via an OPML file.
7. NewsBlur - NewsBlur is a personal news reader that brings together people to talk about the world. With first-class iOS, Android, and web apps, NewsBlur is an easy and organized way to read the news wherever you are.
8. Pulse – Pulse is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web, and lets users access not only stories from RSS feeds, but from social networks and other traditional media as well.
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