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    Open Source Google Reader Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Google Reader is Tiny Tiny RSS. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Reader and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Reader are QuiteRSS, NewsBlur, CommaFeed and Liferea.

    Google Reader is mainly a RSS Reader but alternatives to it may also be Personal Homepage Sites or Podcast Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Reader.
    This page was last updated Mar 2, 2021
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    Discontinued web aggregator and online/offline RSS and Atom feed reader.
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    1. 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.
      Tiny Tiny RSS vs Google Reader opinions
      Most users think Tiny Tiny RSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
      pcjcosta It have infine search words or buzzers.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    2. Cross-platform RSS/Atom news feed reader written using Qt.
      QuiteRSS vs Google Reader opinions
      Almost everyone thinks QuiteRSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
      OPML file uploads that actually work, cool label features.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Small, quick, cross-platform (including BSD!!!)
      Positive comment about 5 years ago


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      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.
      NewsBlur vs Google Reader opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NewsBlur is a great alternative to Google Reader.
      Highly customizable interface!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    3. Google Reader inspired self-hosted RSS reader, based on JAX-RS, Wicket and AngularJS.
      Almost everyone thinks CommaFeed is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    4. Liferea is a web feed reader/news aggregator that brings together all of the content from your favorite subscriptions into a simple interface that makes it easy to organize and browse feeds.
      Liferea vs Google Reader opinions
      Most users think Liferea is a great alternative to Google Reader.
      It's very light and required only few additional dependencies in my system (linux mint 17.1)
      Positive comment over 6 years ago


    5. 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.)
      FreshRSS vs Google Reader opinions
      Most users think FreshRSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.
      MorganGeek great features, self-hosted, big community, mobile friendly, light
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      • ReadKit
      • Leaf RSS Reader
      • News+
      • FeedMe
      • Slow Feeds
      • Reeder
      • NetNewsWire
      Feedbin is a modern web reader to follow websites, Twitter feeds and email newsletters in one place. It boasts a clean interface, is ad-free, and costs $5/month.
      Most users think Feedbin is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    6. RSS Guard is simple, light and easy-to-use RSS/ATOM feed aggregator developed using Qt framework which supports online feed synchronization with these features:
    7. The News app is an extension to Nextcloud. Essentially it is an RSS/Atom feed aggregator and offers a RESTful API for app developers. There are several clients, also for mobile devices.
      Most users think Nextcloud News is a great alternative to Google Reader.
    8. RSS reader shows you articles from your favorite blogs and news sites, and it keeps track of what you’ve read.
      NetNewsWire vs Google Reader opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      hadyncutler Completely free, no ads, simple to use, great UI, and no cons whatsoever!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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