It’s been a little over a month since Google Reader was discontinued and even now, there are people who aren’t quite sure what the best program or application is to use.
Personally, I’ve never been big on using readers because I’m old school in the sense that I like the full exposure to the website. I can certainly understand why RSS feeds are valuable and I’d be remiss to say I don’t have one on here myself, but my preference is to simply read my content from the website.
Despite that, I can sympathize with those who valued what Google Reader had to offer. It made it easy to keep up with the content you were actively interested in and it didn’t require that you physically go to numerous websites to keep up with your favorite writers.
Feedly: Feedly is a better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. It weaves the content from the RSS feeds of your favorite websites into a fun magazine-like experience and provides seamless integration with social networks.
Inforeader: Fast RSS Reader for power users with Search, HTTPS, Statistics, Internal social features (with option to turn them off), Android App and iOS Apps integration via open API.
NewsBlur: A personal news reader that brings people together to talk about the world. It shows you the original site and allows you to read stories directly off the site while keeping track of what you read.
The Old Reader: The Old Reader is a web based RSS reader, something like Google Reader. Import existing subscriptions, find Facebook friends and more.
Feedspot: A Great Alternative to Google Reader. Offers awesome productivity features like Search, RSS feeds for your starred items, tags & folder. You can share on Twitter, Pocket, Evernote, Bufferapp and other applications.