Google is responsible for some of the most widely used software in the world including Android, Gmail, YouTube, Google Assistant, and of course Google Search. But the company also has a habit of killing off popular products because they’re not popular enough for a company of Google’s size to keep them around, or because they don’t […]
Digg Reader shuts down this month (another RSS app bites the dust)
When Google Reader shut down in 2013, a bunch of companies tried to present themselves as viable alternatives. That included some new players like Inoreader, Feedly, The Old Reader, and Newsblur as well as some older names including Aol and Digg. But Aol Reader shut down a few months ago, and now it looks like […]
Feedly Pro expands, brings new features to online RSS reader for $5 per month
Now that Google Reader is dead and buried, the folks at Feedly are doing their best to pick up the slack. The company offers an online RSS reader which you can use access via a web browser or mobile apps for iOS and Android, and Feedly also provides an API which several other mobile apps […]
How much would you pay for a Google Reader replacement?
It’s been a little over a month since Google Reader shut down, and the RSS reader landscape is starting to enter a new frontier. Plenty of folks who used to use RSS readers to keep up on the latest news say they now use Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks for much the same thing. […]
Running a Google Reader replacement is hard: The Old Reader goes private
Less than a month after Google Reader shut down, one of the most popular replacements is also effectively shutting down. The folks behind The Old Reader, which basically clones the look and feel of Google Reader’s user interface from a few years ago picked up hundreds of thousands of new users after Google announced plans […]
Zombie Reader: Use the corpse of Google Reader to sift through your archived data
Google Reader is dead and buried, and nothing’s going to bring it back. But if you managed to export your data (all your data, not just your feed list), then you can still relive the glory days by sifting through all of your old news items using the Google Reader interface. Developer Mihai Parparita was one […]
Google Reader is kaputt – Export your data by July 15, 2013!
Well, it finally happened. Google Reader is dead. We knew it was coming, but it’s still a bit sad… at least for folks who know what Google Reader was. That excludes most of the world. Anyway, if you’ve been using Google’s cloud-based RSS feed reader to get your daily fix of news from around the […]
Google Reader fallout: Digg Reader, Aol Reader go live – what are you using?
Google Reader shuts down on Monday, July 1st. For years Google’s online RSS reader has been the most popular tool for folks looking for a web-based feed reader that could synchronize their read, unread, and saved items across multiple devices. Since Google announced plans to end the service, a number of folks have been making […]
Feedly Cloud goes live, RSS reader now available without a browser extension
With a few weeks to spare, Feedly is severing its ties to Google Reader. Google is killing its RSS reader on July 1st, and a number of companies are trying to offer new homes to folks who have been relying on Google Reader for years. Moderately unscientific polls like one running this week at Hacker […]
Lilbits (6-18-2013): Google Readerpocalypse approaches
On July 1st, Google will shut down its web-based RSS reader. For the past half decade, Google Reader has pretty much dominated the RSS reader space, but since Google announced plans to kill the service a few months ago, a number of companies have been promising to step up to the plate. We’ve had a […]