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Google Reader Alternatives

Google Reader is described as 'was a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline' and is a leading RSS Reader in the news & books category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Reader for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Feedly, which is free. Other great apps like Google Reader are Inoreader, The Old Reader, Tiny Tiny RSS and QuiteRSS.

Google Reader alternatives are mainly RSS Readers but may also be News Readers or Personal Homepage Sites. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Reader.
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Google Reader was a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline.

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  1. Feedly icon

    Feedly

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    • Google Chrome
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    • Firefox
    291 alternatives to Feedly 

    Feedly is a better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. It weaves the content from the RSS feeds of your favorite websites into a fun magazine-like experience and provides seamless integration with social networks.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Feedly.
    2.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Feedly using IFTTT.
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    Most users think Feedly is a great alternative to Google Reader.
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    jezebelisgone

    Feedly is filled with so many rescources that you can type in any random word and it will undoubtedly lead you to a website or blog that you never knew existed.

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    Guest

    Best form of news aggregator that I could find. Very easy to manage, clean and intuitive UI and superbly user friendly.

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    Guest

    Costs a ton for what used to be free

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    Guest

    It never seemed to just... work like Reader did; I have to go through hoops just to add a site to my Feedly, rather than just putting in a URL and suddenly having complete access to that site's RSS. Maybe it's because I was young and ignorant as to how this works when I was using Reader, I don't know.

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    Guest

    functionable and easy to user

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    vivamanutd84

    same functionality, with a more complicated, but clean, interface. You can reliably use feedly without needing to purchase a subscription

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    Guest

    to share content from favorite sites

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  2. Inoreader icon

    Inoreader

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    • Google Chrome
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    • Opera
    • Firefox
    270 alternatives to Inoreader 

    Take back control of your newsfeed and filter out the noise! With Inoreader, information comes straight to you the minute it’s available. Follow your favorite websites, content creators, newsletters, and social media feeds.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Inoreader using IFTTT.
    2.  Dark ModeInoreader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Inoreader.
    4.  LightweightInoreader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Text to SpeechInoreader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    6.  Full-Text SearchInoreader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    7.  Website MonitoringInoreader can detect and resolve website performance issues proactively.
    8.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Inoreader.
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    Almost everyone thinks Inoreader is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    Guest

    You can have full basic function with free account.

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    good feature set in free membership plan. social features.

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    Hocu

    You can not see the pricing plans before registering, and it is expensive!

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    Piter432

    The most configurable RSS reader avalaible for many platforms.

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    Guest

    It's the best alternative to Google Reader that I have ever used. It's not using the more popular these days look that's oversaturated with huge screenshots or banners with only minimal text but uses the interface that is almost identical to what GR offered. Highly recommended!

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  3. The Old Reader icon

    The Old Reader

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    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    211 alternatives to The Old Reader 

    The Old Reader is a web based RSS reader, something like Google Reader . Import existing subscriptions, find Facebook friends and more.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with The Old Reader.
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    Almost everyone thinks The Old Reader is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    Guest

    Has the same format. Lightweight and doesn't need installation.

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    mabuhatab

    Recommended as the most one resembling Google Reader!

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    Tiny Tiny RSS

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    • Self-Hosted
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    • Cloudron
    250 alternatives to Tiny Tiny RSS 

    Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Tiny Tiny RSS.
    2.  LightweightTiny Tiny RSS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Most users think Tiny Tiny RSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    solandrewyzeapshelta

    every device is supported by browser

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    pcjcosta

    It have infine search words or buzzers.

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    QuiteRSS

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    227 alternatives to QuiteRSS 

    Cross-platform RSS/Atom news feed reader written using Qt.

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    1.  PortableQuiteRSS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightQuiteRSS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with QuiteRSS.
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    Almost everyone thinks QuiteRSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    Guest

    OPML file uploads that actually work, cool label features.

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    Guest

    Small, quick, cross-platform (including BSD!!!)

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    NewsBlur

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    249 alternatives to NewsBlur 

    NewsBlur is a personal news reader that brings people together to talk about the world. It shows you the original site and allows you to read stories directly off the site while keeping track of what you read. It also filters and highlights stories you like and dislike.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with NewsBlur.
    2.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within NewsBlur using IFTTT.
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    NewsBlur vs Google Reader opinions
    Almost everyone thinks NewsBlur is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    Guest

    Highly customizable interface!

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    Newsblur is fantastic - handles the simple task of keeping track of many feeds very well. Also has many features, like multiple methods of displaying posts, training it to highlight the posts that matter most, lots of organization & filtering methods, etc.

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    fancycwabs

    Integrated sharing and threaded commenting. Because it's a paid service, it doesn't share / sell your personal information, good mobile apps and compatibility with third-party apps.

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    CommaFeed

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    • Self-Hosted
    236 alternatives to CommaFeed 

    Google Reader inspired self-hosted RSS reader, based on JAX-RS, Wicket and AngularJS.

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    Almost everyone thinks CommaFeed is a great alternative to Google Reader.
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    Reeder

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    • iPhone
    • iPad
    277 alternatives to Reeder  

    A news reader for the Mac with support for various sync services.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Reeder .
    3.  Dark ModeReeder supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Multiple Account supportReeder support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Almost everyone thinks Reeder is a great alternative to Google Reader.
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    Netvibes

    • Online
    219 alternatives to Netvibes 

    Netvibes is a multi-lingual Ajax-based personalized start page or personal web portal much like Pageflakes, My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Microsoft Live.

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    Almost everyone thinks Netvibes is a great alternative to Google Reader.
  10. FreshRSS icon

    FreshRSS

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    • Cloudron
    103 alternatives to FreshRSS 

    FreshRSS is a free, self-hosted RSS aggregator. It is quite lightweight, fast (it can manage +100k articles without complaining) and powerful (e.g. shortcuts, filters, responsive design, multi-views, multi-themes, multi-users, statistics, provides a Google Reader API, etc.)

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    1.  LightweightFreshRSS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with FreshRSS.
    3.  Ad-freeFreshRSS doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Multiple Account supportFreshRSS support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Most users think FreshRSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    MorganGeek

    great features, self-hosted, big community, mobile friendly, light

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