Thursday, March 14, 2013

Google Reader is out...what's in?

As you know by now our good friend Google Reader is on the way out. I have only ever used Google Reader to peruse my favorite blogs and now I'm at a loss. What reader do you use? What do you plan to switch to when Google Reader is gone?

10 comments:

Rosemary said...

I'm looking for a replacement also.

Kathryn said...

Ack, I didn't know this! I'll be checking back to see what suggestions people have.

Lori said...

I use the reader on wordpress.com.

Smadar Belkind Gerson said...

I've very sad about google reader shutting down. There is a petition to try to get google to change their mind, it's worth a try: https://www.change.org/petitions/google-keep-google-reader-running

Kathryn said...

I'm trying out Feedly. They automatically import your Google Reader info and plan to continue when Google Reader shuts down. There are some tips on transitioning here: http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/tips-for-google-reader-users-migrating-to-feedly/

Joe Lowry said...

Try http://theoldreader.com. They are experiencing a lot of volume right now with users switching over to it. There are instructions for importing your Google Reader feeds into The Old Reader here: http://lifehacker.com/5990456/google-reader-is-getting-shut-down-here-are-the-best-alternatives

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Smadar, I'll have to sign that petition, I really like Google Reader!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Lori, Kathryn and Joe: thank you for the ideas. I'll have to test drive them and see what works best for me. Luckily, we have a few months to pin it down. You'll have to let us know how these options work for you!

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Rosemary, please let me know if you come across a reader you like. I plan to research some of these options and post my findings. Also, Jana at Jana's Genealogy has some links to other suggestions here: http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/03/follow-fridayfab-finds-for-march-15-2013.html

Rosemary said...

Heather, I'm going to leave it until May. Perhaps something will come along. I really don't want one that is image oriented; most of the blogs I read are text oriented with the occasional image to illustrate a point or show something interesting. I've bookmarked a lot of sites comparing readers and so far I like what I see of NetVibes.