Alternatives to Google Reader

If you access a lot of RSS Feeds you are probably more than familiar with Google Reader. Google Reader was one of the most popular ways to access all RSS Feeds in one spot. However, now that they are gone some blog readers have had a hard time finding a feed reader that is ideal for them. In this article I will provide you with a few different alternatives to Google Reader.


Feedly is one of the best alternatives to Google Reader in the eyes of many RSS Feed lovers. It has a newspaper type setup yet making the transition from Google Reader to Feedly is very smooth. Not to mention the fact that to use this RSS reader it is 100% free.


NewsBlur is another feed reader that is a great alternative to Google Reader. It is free to use for up to 64 feeds. However, if you need more than that you can access unlimited feeds for the low costs of $1.00 a month. You can use this feed reader both on the well as well as on smartphones.

The Older Reader

If the closure of Google Reader broke your heart The Older Reader is definitely the feed reader for you. You will find that the reader is practically identical to Google Reader. However, the downside to this app is it is only available to be used on the web. In the future there could possibly be a mobile version though.


NetVibes is another RSS feed reader that is increasing in popularity. However, like The Older Reader it can only be accessed when you are on the web. If you don’t mind reader your feeds from your computer this should be a good option for you to consider.

Overall, if you have been looking for an RSS Feed Reader to replace Google Reader these are some great alternatives to consider. If you don’t know what RSS feeds are in general check out this article that provides you with the basics of RSS feeds.

Were you a fan of Google Reader? If so, what did you start using once they decided to discontinue it?


3 thoughts on “Alternatives to Google Reader

  1. I was a big fan of Google Reader. I’ve been using Bloglovin ever since Google Reader retired but it doesn’t quite measure up. I hate having to click on the ‘mark as read’ button each time I scroll down the screen.

    Thanks for the recommendations, BTW.

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