Friday, May 31, 2013

Alternatives to Google Reader: Final Verdict

To read the first post, click here; to read the second post, click here.

It occurred to me that I never told my readers my final verdict for which alternative to Google Reader I decided to use.

After The Old Reader finished importing my feeds, I tested it and liked it the best.  It is possible to use it in a web browser on an iPad, but it is slower that way.  Another negative is that you have to input a new subscription on the webpage rather than through the RSS icons that many blogs have.  However, I do like the format, and I like how it mimics the old Google Reader.  You can set it to view only unread posts (recommended).  You can still like particular posts if you want to view them later without wading through 1,000 different other posts.  It's not a perfect solution, but it is the one that works best for me at this time.

If you follow more than a few blogs and do not view them through a RSS Feed such as The Old Reader, I highly recommend that you do so!  You can read my other posts (listed at the top) to learn more about the other alternatives to Google Reader and find what works best for you.  Some have made comments below the posts about other sites available as well.  I did try them, but The Old Reader is the one I chose.

Scratch that!  I now use Vienna which is an open source app for Macs.  I really like it.  It doesn't have an iOS counterpart, but that's ok.
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