Its now only a couple of weeks until Google Reader finally says goodbye forever. There was talk about it rethinking its decision but as the latest information shows, this mega-RSS reader is indeed closing its doors. At first I was kind of bummed about this because I used Google Reader often to subscribe to my RSS feeds and my favorite iPad app for reading my feeds is Mr. Reader (a Google Reader client). Thus, I’ve been waiting to see what would develop after Google’s announcement to make sure I make the best choice for me.
I wanted to make sure I could still use Mr. Reader, if at all possible, because as I said, I really liked that app (because of its tagging, G+ and Buffer features). However, all the feed services that Mr. Reader has chosen to link up with in the future cost money, making it not the best choice for me. Thus, I have chosen to go with Feedly. It’s free. And if you create an account before July 1st, it will automatically sync your Google Reader RSS feeds making it super easy to switch. I have liked that it also carried over my categories and tags (although you slightly have to tweek this by recreating the tags first).
A few fun added features of Feedly include a Magazine-like layout option in the app and the ability to Buffer, Twitter, G+, Facebook, or e-mail your post feeds with the click of a button. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it does open up another app to complete the share instead of completing the share from within Feedly (like Mr. Reader did). Evenso, Feedly is much more colorful than Mr. Reader/Google Reader and more visually appealing making posts a more enjoyable read. So I think I’m all set.
So what new reader have you chosen to go with? If you haven’t made a choice yet, I highly encourage you to make a change either to Feedly and/or to subscribe via e-mail so we can continue to be connected! I would hate to lose you. And, if you are not connected yet, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time! Look forward to connecting with you more soon!
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17