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Apr 14 2013

Feedly Seems To Be A Good Replacement For Google Reader

I have been using Feedly for a few days, and it works pretty nice, has a decent browser interface, and also decent tablet app. As of now, it is syncing with Goodle Reader’s back end. But the Feedly people say that they are working on their own back end that will go live when Reader dies.

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  1. 1
    Marcus Ranum

    Why do you believe feedly will survive when they get bought by Microsoft, Oracle, Google, or whoever? Same bullshit, different day.

  2. 2
    Floyd

    I am a little worried about feedly, do you know if it will download the articles for offline access. once i go into my work there is no regular internet access so this is a big part of a reader for me.
    Related to this had anyone else been getting stub articles from freethought blogs the require you to go in browser to view , these as well make it hard for reading at work.

  3. 3
    Russell Glasser

    I’ve been using Feedly since almost immediately after hearing that Google Reader was going away. Right now I still kind of miss using Reader; the Android app is kind of clunky and the web version doesn’t always do QUITE what I expect. But it’s adequate.

  4. 4
    Mutant Supermodel

    I’ve been using it too. It’s ok I guess. I miss having everything together.

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    I use instapaper as an offline reader. It’s not an aggregator, though (my brain does that).

  6. 6
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    I really like the iPhone app.

  7. 7
    Cath@VWXYNot?

    Have any of you figured out how to make imported Google Reader folders (and feeds within those folders) sort alphabetically? Mine came through in random order and I haven’t been able to find a fix. I didn’t create a folder called “A1″ for feeds that often require immediate action (e.g. local events that sell out within hours of announcements) just so it would end up halfway down a very busy page…

    For that reason (plus general look and feel), NewsBlur looks like a winner for me.

  8. 8
    Jay Are

    Reedah implements the Google Reader API, and therefore can be used by existing clients (e.g. Feed Demon on the PC works very well after a simple tweak). It is also possible to read feeds via the web site. Although this aspect is still in the early stages of development, it already has features that will be familiar to Google Reader users, like infinite scrolling, auto-mark read on scroll, and dynamic updates of the unread count without needing to refresh the page.

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    Chris Sturdivant

    I’ve also been using it, but now I switched to eldonreader because I was used to GR and its almost the same. Just hope they’re not killing the app after a few month.

  10. 10
    Feedantic

    Also check out feedantic.com. It aims to be a direct replacement for google reader, focusing on an easy way to consume vast quantities of news feed items in the most efficient way possible, without having to compete with magazine views etc.

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    Jason Jay

    I’ve just found InoReader (https://www.inoreader.com) and I must say it’s a shame it’s not mentioned anywhere. Compared to other readers it looks like a Swiss army knife. It also has a mobile version and is developed rapidly.

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