I’m looking at both The Old Reader and !NetVibes as alternatives. Like many people, I stopped using Google Reader itself to read my Google feeds long ago - on my Desktop I use Nextgen Reader for Windows 8 and I use Flipboard on my Android phone. Killing Google Reader effectively kills those apps dead unless they switch to an alternative API provider, and quick. I am guessing that !NetVibes will pick up a lot of the slack and reach out to the Google Reader ecosystem.
– greywulf 2013-03-14 10:48 UTC
Hm, there’s definitely a difference between API providers and actual user interface providers.
; Jorgen Schäfer on Google+: I generally take pretty badly to getting a “HERE BUY OUR STUFF” shoved into my face. Netvibes does that in a most annoying fashion. So much actually that I didn’t even try it. I’m not interested in constantly getting told that I totally should buy a product, and the screenshots were not really exciting, either. Also, dark background? Seriously?
I wonder… I must say that The Old Reader has a certain nostalgia going for it, haha.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-03-14 11:20 UTC
This means I will either convert over to gwene (and consume through a news reader) or I’ll write something for myself. I’m leaning toward writing something.
– Josh Tolle 2013-03-14 12:47 UTC
Wow, gwene looks interesting. It appeals to my Emacs and Gnus sensibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite solve the “reading from multiple devices” problem. I’d also have to find an iOS app that uses NNTP.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-03-14 12:58 UTC
For an online reader I’ve been pretty happy with newsblur.com
– aaditya 2013-03-16 06:37 UTC
Hm, TT RSS apparently has an iPhone and iPad app that allows offline reading. [time passes] Actually, now that I’m looking for it, I can’t find it. I guess it’s vapor ware.
– AlexSchroeder 2013-03-16 16:02 UTC
I must admit that reading Three Months to Scale NewsBlur made me feel very sympathetic. I also like that it’s free software. Good call, @aadis. Also, “60,000 new users (from 50,000 users originally).” 8-D
– AlexSchroeder 2013-03-18 08:47 UTC
Lovers of information now seem to have a tough time with the recent announcement of the closing down of Google reader. However, fans of Google reader can now switch to something new alternatives to Google Reader. I came to across here, http://how-to.in/best-alternatives-for-google-reader/, with list of some alternatives of it, but still can’t decide that with whom should I go for best result. Now, here its a brief description about some other alternatives, so now its not a very much difficult task for me. Thanks for helping out on above topic.
– Ellen Paul 2013-03-22 06:17 UTC