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July 30, 2013

Old Reader is Going Private - Time to Choose a New RSS Reader

Old Reader is Going Private - Time to Choose a New RSS Reader
Old Reader is going private in the next two weeks. So if you switched to Old Reader as your solution to Google Reader being canned, you need to find another one. Here are the details on Old Reader Blog as to why and when they are closing Old Reader to the public  "Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures"

If you are looking for a new RSS Reader here's a few you might want to take a look at: Right now they are not accepting free accounts. I tried to sign up this morning and there are 2100 people waiting ahead of me for a free account. For $24.00 a year you can get a premium account immediately. Free accounts have a cap of 64 sites. I may try this one as the demo looked like it would do what I want. This is pretty popular and it synched Google Reader feeds seamlessly before Google Reader was canned.  I'm on Feedly but have to admit I'm looking for a replacement. It is the most popular of RSS Readers but it just doesn't suit my needs.

Pulse: I use Pulse on my iPad and I really like it. It's more visually oriented than most readers but for iPad use I like that. I signed up for a free account on NetVibes this morning. It's easy to set up, you pick a topic of your own choice or one of their popular ones, and NetVibes starts creating a dashboard for you. After it created my Genealogy topic, it pulled in hundreds of news stories, blogs and videos for me.  Don't worry, you can import specific blogs or websites. So far I am really liking NetVibes

IronReader: This RSS Reader is getting some good press. I haven't tried it so can't comment but you may want to check it out.

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Jill Ball said...

I changed over to yesterday due to recommendations from other OldReader users. Looks and feels like Google Reader. Import was clean and swift for 400 odd feeds. All feeds seem to be coming through -288 articles came in overnight. Fingers crossed that this product has a long shelf life.

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Danielle said...

Just wanted to let you know that The Old Reader have announced on their blog that they are staying open to the public. Yay!