Bye-bye, Google Reader: Alternative RSS solutions for Mac and iOS users
Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:31 AM
So what's important to me is that the URL's of the feeds that I follow, are known by those apps. Even though I imported the feeds through Google Reader, I'm not going to lose them on July 1, am I?
I'm quite happy with a free app called Reeder that I got from the App Store.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:30 AM
Reeder uses Google Reader, so on July 1 it will no longer be updating your RSS-feeds, because the service it talks to is shut down. The iPad and Mac version of the app is free because they are undergoing redesign with support for among others, Feedly, which the iPhone app already has undergone.
It will be a bumpy ride going forward with a lot of services sufacing in Google Reader's absense, but with little app-support for any one service in particular, till developers center themselves around a particular set and the rest die off.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:45 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:41 AM
Feedly are already talking about having a premium option - perhaps it will end up being an ad-free experience with some extra bells and whistles. In any case, given that this is one of the few free solutions out there I'm sure they're attracting a significant number of users…and that a percentage of these (likely myself included) will opt to pay for a premium service if/when it's offered.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:25 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:42 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:20 PM
Until that's back up where it'll work for me, I am going to give Twitter Lists a try as a "modern RSS". I've been comparing my Google Reader feed with the stories I get on a Twitter list and they are lining up perfectly. And having been a recent convert to Tweetbot, I think this will be a successful alternative.