We are just two days from saying the final goodbye to Google Reader. We already saw some rumors about several companies making their own Reader version to replace Google’s. If you haven’t found your perfect Reader by now, we are here to help you giving our four alternatives to Google Reader. According to our team, this next RSS reader needs to be supported on desktop computers Android and iOS in order to be the perfect replacement.
1. The Old Reader
We will start with the reader that is something like a Google Reader replica. Switching to The Old Reader, you will notice the same familiar layout and colors. It has even the same social features that Google Reader had before Google+. Using these features, you will be able to find all the friends who are using this RSS reader. You can use XML upload and import all of your Google Reader subscriptions. Unfortunately, there are no mobile OS apps available for this RSS reader.
2. Curata Reader
We have examined so much RSS readers and Curate came as the cleanest. It offers a big amount of white space separated with lines. It has clear and attractive interface with great icons and animations. However, it lacks more features. When you want to see what’s new on the feed, Curata gives you all recent posts from the required site plus those that have been already read. Some users will find this feature great but many of them will feel that this is not useful. No mobile apps yet, but Curata has promised that great update will follow through in near future.
If you ask me, Feedly is your best choice among the other. It’s really fast and choosing it will give you option to import your data from Google Reader using one-click synchronization feature. Feedly has became cloud-based RSS reader and it’s now accessible from every browser available. Right from the start, you can search for specific site names, URLs and topics and subscribe just like you have been doing with Google Reader. Sharing options with Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are available too. It has great and easy-to-handle interface and it’s simple like Google. Unlike the others, Feedly have both Android and iOS apps.
4. AOL Reader
AOL Reader is a definition for an organizational interface. Everything is placed at the right order and you can choose how to look at headlines. There are few options available as a list, Card View for viewing your headlines in many columns, Full View and split screen view. It has almost the same keyboard shortcuts as Google Reader. However, this RSS reader is available only as beta version but you will be able to enjoy all the benefits. There aren’t mobile apps available and you won’t be able to import Google Reader’s data unless you upload your OPML file right from Google Takeout.
There are more RSS versions that can be helpful but we think that these are the best in their business. If you have some other RSS reader that you have been using, please share with us in comments and we will update our story.