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Last Minute Google Reader Alternatives

by Chris Mead | 01.07.2013

It’s a sad day for Google Reader users like myself, as the popular RSS aggregator will finally shutdown for good tomorrow, 2nd of July. With only hours left, many have questioned Google’s decision but the real concern now is identifying alternatives.  If you haven’t had the time to shortlist or tryout new aggregator sites, then here are two popular alternatives for you to choose from:

 diggreaderDigg Reader

The popular social news site is one of many looking to pull the many users migrating away from Google Reader. Having launched on June 28th, users will find a hassle-free one click transition with the import of your Google data.  The user interface is clean, and there are direct social sharing widgets available – giving you easy access to tweeting news of interest. Disadvantages lie in having to wait for its mobile Android app release, which is scheduled for launch before the end of July.

Feedlyreaders Feedly

Offering the same effortless transition that Digg’s reader offers in terms of migrating data and feeds, Feedly is proving the most popular alternative on the web currently. It’s most notable USP is the fact it provides the backend for, and is integrated with, a number of popular apps including IFTTT, NextGen, Reeder and Press. With it’s mobile iOS and Android app already out now for sometime, Feedly is the more polished choice.