Google Reader Will Be Retired, Here Are Some Alternatives

After released for eight years, Google Reader is inevitably shut down by Google, due to the product’s usage was declined by years. The popular of social network site, like Twitter, Facebook, and other news apps have lead the downfall of RSS feeds. But if you are used to RSS feeds reading, there are some alternatives for the retired Google Reader.

1. Flipboard 

Flipboard is already an immensely popular newsreader and social-network hub, it has no desktop or browser-based component, but it is compatible with both iOS and Android. So, no matter what kind of devices you have, an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you can use it to organize the info you want to look at and then flip through it like a magazine.

2. Feedly

One of Feedly’s most popular features is that it can sync with Google Reader. Thought this feature will soon be useless, we can find that Feedly is also a top-north RSS reader. You can not only subscribe sites of exited categories, but you also can search any sites within Feedly for subscribes. Besides, it supports iOS, Android, and desktop.

3. Pulse

Pulse News gives you all the news from your favorite feeds with an intuitive interface for touch screens. It is an intuitive app, you can recorder the feed list to show your favorite and most-read sites after launching it. And you can even add Facebook to your feed if you want to know the latest news from friends. It works on iOS, Android and Web.

4. Taptu

Taptu gives you a visual interface for browsing news feeds, a lot like Pulse (see above), and also lets you add your personal Twitter and Facebook feeds. And it is great to tailor the news to your specific needs according to your customs. Compatible with iOS, Android and web.


5. Google Current

Similar to Flipboard, Google Currents employs a magazine-style interface with large images and paginated posts. It lets you subscribe to and download app-optimized editions of publications like Forbes and CNET, and you can subscribe to any RSS-enabled sites you like, just like with Google Reader. It only works on iOS and Android now, not for desktop.

6. NewsBlur

NewsBlur is also a great option, with an interface that’s very similar to Google Reader. You create an account, subscribe to your favorite sites, and read them on any computer. They even have Android and iOS apps that’ll sync your feeds, too.


All of above news RSS are totally free, only NewsBlur charges if you want to subscribe a premium account.

What apps are you usually using for news reading? If you have other options, please do leave your advice in the comments.

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