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Alternatives to Google Reader

With less than a month to go before Google Reader shuts down, it’s time to check out add-ons that meet your feed-reading needs. Feedly is our #1 pick, but that doesn’t mean it has to be yours—here are a few more we’ve curated for you. Enjoy!


A productive way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite feeds, blogs and news sites. Feedly offers a seamless transition from Google Reader.


An easy-to-use feed reader for the sidebar with a news ticker and news recommendations. Offers support for premium news providers and social media news providers like Facebook.

Bamboo Feed Reader

A feed reader and more – read articles in RSS, Atom, and OPML. You can also import and export in OPML format, search your feeds, and block HTML ads.


NewsFox is an efficient three-pane, email-style Atom/RSS feed reader.


Brief makes reading RSS feeds as easy and intuitive as it gets. Designed to have exactly the right set of features, it is powerful and simple at the same time. Feeds are presented on a seamless, interactive page which lets you bookmark and tag items with a single click.


A lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension that has a lot of what you need and not much of what you don’t.

3 comments on “Alternatives to Google Reader”

  1. Michal Stanke wrote on

    But Feedly hasn’t independent web interface – extensions are needed, so you can’t access it from everywhere, just from your computer! Than I can’t see much difference between Feedly and Brief or any RSS program. It’s just “synced” and updating feeds when you’re offline, nothing more.

    I prefer The Old Reader, which also looks very similar to Google Reader and you can also login with Google account. Or Tiny Tiny RSS, which you have to install on your own webhosting, but than you will have all the control over your data.

  2. Alex wrote on

    RSSOwl is pretty good too, I am using it since I read Reader was shutting down!

  3. Jacob D. Barnett wrote on

    I have recently shifted to So far so good.