Google has always been bold enough to shut down the unprofitable products and services, irrespective of the task popularity that they were designed for. They have discontinued various other products previously. Some of them from the interminable list include Google Answers, Google Base, Google Dictionary, Google Docs, Google Desk-bar etc.
Recently it has been revealed that Google has planned on shutting down Google Reader this time. Although many professionals use it to aggregate industry news and analysis and have relied on it daily for years. The application is set to closed down on July 1st this year. So if you are a regular user of Google Reader, you have ample time to switch to good alternatives which, today, I will be notifying you about.
Newsblur is considered to be one of the top notch alternatives to the Google Reader. If you are a regular user of this ,to be discontinued Google product, newsblur will definitely not leave you alone when Google Reader is gone.
Newsblur is accessible via the Web and also appears to have iOS and Android versions. There’s even a Google Reader import tool that will no doubt prove popular. The basic version of newsbur is free, however it limits the number of feeds you can follow. Another version which has no such limits costs $1 per month, known as the premium version.
Feedly service functions like an RSS reader. You can get access on this for absolutely free and it can work on Android and iOS devices both. For using it on desktop, you can also get its browser plugins for Firefox and Chrome.
FeedReader is a free service that has an online version as well as a free desktop client. It is considered to be a decent alternative.
Bloglines has been a popular RSS reader sometime back from now. The Reader at Bloglines will help you track down latest news from the different websites. Although its considered to be a dead service right now, but can be thought of as an alternative to the soon to be dead Google Reader.
This RSS Reader is particularly for the Mac users. Many Mac users have been regularly using NetNewsWire on their Mac OS. It is also frequently suggested and mentioned on different websites.
As NetNewsWire is an RSS reader particularly for the Mac users, the FeedDemon is a popular one for Windows. The tool offers synchronization with Google Reader, which could be nice in the short term, but may not be a long-term solution unless it actually imports feeds while synchronizing.
7 - 10 Magazine Style ReadersApart from the other RSS reader alternatives to Google Reader, you can also find various magazine style readers that can serve as RSS readers. Some of them include Zite, Taptu, Flipboard, Pulse and some others. These let you subscribe to either topics, specific sites, or both.
These summarize to be one of the leading options that you can consider as an alternative Google Reader. There might be many others that you can find on the internet. In case you have some better suggestions to give. Feel free to leave a comment below.