Comments on 2013-03-14 Google Reader Alternative

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

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,, 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

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