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Comment by monkeybear
about Google Reader · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

God I wish this had a way of filtering feeds. If you're interested in something like this to use with Google Reader, check out Yahoo Pipes.



Comment by nitinanand
about Google Reader · Dec 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

which is the best alternative and light app?


The web is so bloated. Light app does not exist now.

Awww I am freaky nostalgic,,,,even this

Comment by andrealornwhite
about Google Reader · Mar 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 10 Helpful Report as spam



I have found InoReader to be the best

Comment by isaacmann
about Google Reader · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 8 Helpful Report as spam

I was very disappointed that Google Reader was discontinued but I found another that looks and feels very similar to Google. I have been using Inoreader ever since I spent quite a bit of time shopping around for something similar. It spends more time trying to get you to upgrade nowadays but I'm not bothered by it myself and use the free version to fill all my own needs. At the same time it has also become more advanced with a nice dashboard and method for organizing your feeds.

It has also integrated the use of Pocket web app which can be useful. There are many other options & features that I haven't mentioned here that it also provides, making it worth a try.


Google links to alternativeTo!

Comment by joeygreen
about Google Reader and AlternativeTo · Dec 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

If you click the link to go to Google reader it will give you a discontinued page. On that page there is a link to alternativeTo!


Thank you, captain.


Comment by User4410579
about Google Reader · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Google knew the best for his people, so pls let us take, as we see now, thanks you, all Google Reader


Comment by kateh542
about Google Reader · Apr 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Why google stop this service now? I visit official website but didn't get the result accordingly.


How to dispute the false "not an alternative" reports on Feedly?

Comment by ToastyKen
about Google Reader and Feedly · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

Many people consider Feedly the best alternative to Reader, but it seems some Feedly haters marked it as "not an alternative". How can we dispute that and re-instate it?

Edit: Oh that was quick. Looks like it's been restored. :)

[Edited by ToastyKen, July 02]


Yeah :) We keep an eye on this list now. We will also fix so that people can't "remove alternatives" just by reporting them. Don't want to mess around to much with the code right now though :)

It's not an alternative. You can't import your feeds now that Google reader is gone.

@southtj Feedly clearly stated that you should import your data from Google Reader before it was shutdown.

Yeah, and you can still use Google Takeout so that you have the data and then import them manually into feedly so of course its an alternative!

I don't see why importability needs to be considered a requirement for being an alternative. As Ola says worst case you can set up feeds again manually.

You can debate whether it's a GOOD alternative, but it's an alternative. :)

Fyi Feedly now supports import via what you got through takeout:

Google Reader starred items

Comment by stewie39
about Google Reader · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Hi, is anyone aware of a replacement for Google Reader that imports starred items? Thanks in advance.


I have downloaded my data from Google Reader (using takeout) and started trying others.
I signed into Digg reader (using my google id) before google reader stopped (2 days ago) and my "starred" items in google/reader have become "saved" items in digg/reader - please try and see if it works since the shutdown.
I have also tried: Old Reader, Feedly, Liferea (on Ubuntu) - they have all successfully got the subscription list but ignore the starred items. Mozilla Thunderbird does not even pick up the subscriptions properly - perhaps if
Google takeout put the starred items in a separate file called "starred.json" - it's readable by text editor so at least you can pick up the items by looking for the alternate/href entry.

Dear All, please post solutions to this, I hope Digg improves or something else offers improvement.

Small RSSdose iconRSSdose offers import from takeout but only in it's paid form ($2 monthly).

Maybe if you ask them they will let you try importing before paying.

I have paid account and it works pretty OK.

Feedly imports starred items as "Saved for later", and InoReader imports them under the "Favorites" label. Both are free (I use the latter).

Small ownreader iconownreader imports starred items

Small Inoreader iconInoreader imported my Google Reader starred items as Favorites without any hassle. I've been pretty happy with it so far.

An alternative that refreshes the same way

Comment by RoddyBarros
about Google Reader · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Hello all.

So far I've tried Feedly, The Old Reader, and Netvibes. They're all very good in their own way, but running them all at the same time, you can clearly see they're not pulling items from the feeds the same way. Google Reader used to be very prompt and immediate with the pulls; these other sites refresh differently. Does anyone know why, and if there's a service out there that'll actually pull them the same way GReader used to?


Google Reader prioritized feeds based on subscription count or some similar measure. Some of my feeds updated only once a day while others updated every few minutes.

Try InoReader. I don't know if it will meet your expectations as to refreshing reliability, but I'd check that, if I were you, because it is a really a serious product. I decided to go with Feedly for the time being because of the Android app, but InoReader impressed me very much. It is focused on replacing GR and the developer seems to be determined to work on the code until everything is perfect. Mobile apps are planned too. I'll keep an eye on this one. It is similar to the Old R., but it seems to be far better.

Thank you both for the explanations and the suggestion. I'm starting on InoReader right now.