By now you’ve probably heard that, as of July 1, 2013, Google Reader will be saying adios. Google Reader is a content application and platform that has been a useful and free feed reader that stores manual or imported reading lists. Since this news broke in mid-March, focus has turned to a bevy of other tools that people can use to replace their Google Reader streams. Here are a few examples:
Feed.ly: Feedly is popular, but definitely has a different look than Google Reader. Less traditional looking and a bit more newspaper-like, this platform works on iPad, iPhone, and Android.
The Old Reader: “Just like the old Google reader, only better,” The Old Reader makes importing feeds from the current Google Reader quick and easy. The big downside to this reader is that it currently has no mobile option
Bloglines: Bloglines has a linear look that might be too “busy” for some, but easy reading for others. Bloglines boasts easy customization of your dashboard with multiple viewing options, drag and drop organization, and exclusive widgets.
SIDE NOTE: If you want to retain your current Google Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.