It’s July and Google Reader has officially been axed… Now what?
It’s not the end of the world, and there are a number of great news reading apps and services out there stepping up to replace it with syncing features and easy import tools to keep you organized.
For many users, Feedly may provide the most direct route of keeping their Google Reader experience intact. The service, which offers web, Android and iOS apps, can interact with your existing Google Reader account or store feeds on its own backend. The interface isn’t identical to Google Reader; it’s more fluid and Flipboard-esque, but it does offer a number of different views, and will keep read/unread lists in sync. The most promising aspect of Feedly is that the company is committed to making the migration from Google Reader to its own sync servers seamless. In addition to having a rich news suggestion algorithm that makes it easy to surface articles that you’ll find interesting, it’s a rich social tool that lets you share stories with your friends and post them to your favorite social networks. Saving stories for future reading is easy, and Feedly offers layout choices that let you read the news in the manner you choose—whether it’s straight headlines from top to bottom, full articles, neatly arranged tiles, or pretty images all laid out on a page.