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Finding An Alternative to Google Reader: What You Need to Know!

By Jun 24, 2013July 9th, 201437 Comments

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If you haven’t heard the news about Google Reader, you will want to read closely! It’s time for you to find an alternative to Google Reader ASAP!

Google Reader will be shutting down on July 1, 2013. Now is the time to find another way to keep up with all those wonderful blogs out there.

Not to worry there are plenty of other options to keeping up with your favorite bloggers. Some platforms will even transfer all of your Google Reader info over for you.

If your still unsure about which platform will work best for you, no fear! We have put together a list of some of the most popular readers on the market right now, giving you plenty of ways to find an alternative to Google Reader without any delay.

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Finding An Alternative to Google Reader That’s Right For You!

Blog Lovin:

Bloglovin has really taken the blogging world by storm over the last few months. More and more bloggers are signing up for this reader service as an alternative to Google Reader. Bloglovin will transfer over all of your Google Reader subscriptions, but keep in mind it will not transfer over your Google Reader folders. Be prepared to spend some time reorganizing your feeds.


Feedly is probably one of the most popular RSS services out right now. Feedly has a very clean interface that is extremely user-friendly. Feedly transfers over your subscriptions and your folders! This is a huge! If you have a large RSS feed, then having your folders automatically transferred over for you will be a big time saver.

Keep in mind that Feedly doesn’t work with older browsers like Internet Explorer 8.

Social Media:

Maybe the next step is to by-pass an alternative to Google Reader altogether, which is perfectly fine! Some people have decided to forgo using any kind of reader and that is perfectly fine. You can use social media to catch up on all the latest blog posts. I find that this is a little harder to do since social media moves at a much faster rate. There are a few ways to make following blogs through social media a little easier.

Both Twitter & Facebook allow you to make custom lists. Making a custom list will quickly allow you to scan posts from your favorite bloggers. You can also set up specific streams in Hootsuite, making it easy to see updates from your favorite bloggers.

Flip Board:

Flipboard is amazing and is by far my favorite! If you have an Apple or Android device, then you can install the app right on your phone or tablet. This is perfect alternative to Google Reader for people who like to catch up on social media, blog posts and the news while on the go. Flipboard will also transfer over all of your Google Reader info.

Flipboard definitely isn’t for everyone, but I still think it is worth checking out.

Digg Reader:

There isn’t much information out on this new reader, but it is set to launch on June 26, 2013. This will give you a few days to get your Google Reader information transferred over before it is shut down completely. Make sure to stay on the look out for Digg’s new reader. There has been a lot of speculation that this is going to be a good one! You can get a short preview by reading this post on the Digg blog.

Most importantly, Digg will transfer all of your current Google Reader info over for you!

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  • Sneha Malik says:

    I shifted to Reader.is two days back. Its going great !

  • I think Social Media is the best alternative for google reader. I will check out Bloglovin, if its good for me then i will dwfinately go for Bloglovin. Thanks for the info

  • Sharon says:

    Thanks for giving knowledge about all. But I wonder why Google stopped it? It also changed Keyword Tools and now new Keyword Planner is so difficult to use.

  • Ashvin says:

    I am confused which one to use. Can you please suggest me?

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  • Rahul Sharma says:

    Social Media is also best alternative for Google Reader.

  • Hiren Rajput says:

    Blog Lovin and Flip Board are definitely the best and easy to use. I have personally tried both of them and both are amazing. If you are new then you should try Bog Lovin first. Thanks for posting all popular readers over here.

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  • Piyush Arora says:

    For sure, Blog Lovin is the best alternative for google reader at present

  • Harman says:

    Well it wasn’t expected by the Google to dumb it. As Google is the leading brand online and nothing could be better than it.

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  • Nadia says:

    I’ve happily migrated everything into NetVibes. I miss Google Reader but I am finding I have even more functions and customization options with NetVibes. Now I just need more hours in the day to catch up on all the great content I have tagged to read later.

  • Style Maniac says:

    Great list, thank you.

    Another tip — write a post before July 1st alerting your blog readers about the end of Google Reader, and include an Email Subscription option so they can get your blog posts delivered straight to their Inbox.

  • Danoquette says:

    Hi Kristy,

    Thanks for those options, but I just don’t underdant why would Google stop such a good product ?


  • Andrew says:

    Thanks for sharing with us, Feedly is one the best things! I like the content boards.

  • Lana says:

    Feedly is the best! I like my feed content in a board so I can view faster and comment on the blog posts that interest me the most.


  • Thank you for the suggestions! I just got feedly all set up! YA!

  • I found The Old Reader and am delighted with it!

  • Jin Ai says:

    Thanks for the info. I’m a newbie to all this so it really helps!

  • I use a combination of Feedly and Bloglovin and found long ago that I like them better than google reader. Thanks for the great info!

  • Laura says:

    I have heard so much about Google Reader going away lately, but I’m not sure I even used Google Reader.

  • dawn says:

    I love FeedDemon and though it will no longer be supported, it will still sync any feeds you add to it. The developer has made the pro version available for free. I tried BlogLovin’ and didn’t like the interface. I do have my feeds through Feedly but wasn’t sure I was going to stay there because they didn’t offer offline reading which i really like. But they just made it so it will sync with the GReader android app so I’m happy!

  • Miss Sara says:

    I’m lovin’ Bloglovin’! I never even used google reader & I’ve had it for years.

  • I must be in the minority because while I did add my blog to the BlogLovin’ role I just didn’t find it nearly as user friendly as I expected. BTW, I am a forner IT geek nerd girl but I have been using Feedly and I really think so far it’s the clear winner. DIGG may make me feel differently when it comes out but for now Feedly is the new choice for me. I also like that one of my choices for the way my posts display says (google reader) right beside it so I can change the format to something I’m already used to. The importing was smoother than any of the other bazillion readers I’ve tried too!

  • Emelie says:

    I’ve been using Bloglovin’ and I really like it!

  • I think I will check out Bloglovin, it seems to be pretty popular. Thanks for the info 🙂

  • Stephanie R says:

    This is good info. I swapped over to BlogLovin a few months back and I really love it!

  • Kristen says:

    I started using Bloglovin and I really enjoy it. I stumbled across it by mistake before Google Reader announced it was shutting down, and it was certainly a happy little accident on my part!

  • I’m using BlogLovin and Network Bligs and I like them both. I will check out the other ones

  • Tracie says:

    I finally moved all my feeds over to Feedly today, and am working on figuring it out.

  • Jaspreet says:

    Blog lovin is the best alternative for Google reader for sure.

  • Penelope says:

    Is Networked Blogs an alternative?

  • Jamie says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out where I’m going to go from Google Reader. Thanks for the insight on these!!

  • I have already moved over to Feedly and found it to be very easy to access my information -great post ladies -have a wonderful Monday. Keep Smiling.

  • Alison says:

    Great info, Kristi! I moved to Feedly a couple of months ago, and love it.

  • Thanks for the info! I’m using BlogLovin’ right now but I will be checking out FlipBoard for my iPad. Have a great day!