Goodbye Google Reader. What’s Next?


Waahhhh…Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1. Gee thanks Google. Now how are we supposed to keep up with our favorite blogs, news sites and interests?

Following are some tools to check out as potential “substitutes” for Google Reader’s absence:

  • Feedly: A mobile application that allows you to organize blogs, news sites, podcasts and YouTube channels and access them all in one place. Right now, you can actually sync the app with Google Reader to migrate your information. Make sure you do this before July 1!
  • Pulse: A RSS reader that has a graphical approach to sharing your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers. It can be used on your computer, tablet, iOS or Android mobile device. You can also use the simple importer to add your Google Reader feeds to Pulse (same requirmenets apply as above… do this by July 1).
  • Netvibes: There is a free basic version of Netvibes that is very similar to Google Reader but includes a “read later” button. It allows individuals to monitor apps, feeds and more.

Have another solution? We would love to hear about it! We are confident that new platforms will evolve because of this change.