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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, Self-Hosted solutions and Linux. 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. FeedRoller icon

    FeedRoller

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    123 alternatives to FeedRoller 

    FeedRoller is a lightweight RSS feed ticker.

    It is designed to show scrolling headlines from your favorite news sites and blogs, directly on your desktop.

    Features

    Supports RSS, and Atom feed format. Shows news title, summary, age and source. Customizable interface.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with FeedRoller.
    2.  PortableFeedRoller can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightFeedRoller consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • Mr. Reader icon

      Mr. Reader

      • iPad
      213 alternatives to Mr. Reader 

      Mr. Reader is a powerful RSS News Reader for your iPad that synchronizes with popular services. Due to the large article preview and image thumbnails, it is easy to read only the articles you are interested in.

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      Discontinued

      App was pulled out of the app store. The official page http://www.curioustimes.de/mrreader/ shows the following message: "September 2016: I stopped iOS development and removed all apps from the App Store."

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    • Sputnik icon

      Sputnik

      • Mac
      • Windows
      206 alternatives to Sputnik 

      Sputnik is a simple and practical rss reader for Windows and Mac OS X.

      Pros:

      1. Fun to use: Keyboard (and mouse) shortcuts allows for convenient and fast browsing through articles.
      2. Works offline: All articles are stored on your computer, so you don't need internet connect.
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      1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Sputnik.
      2.  PortableSputnik can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      Development has been discontinued. Last version, 1.0.7, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Simple and intuitive layout.
      Tagging for organised people.
    • FeedR News Reader icon

      FeedR News Reader

      • Android
      225 alternatives to FeedR News Reader 

      The best feature of FeedR is built-in Feed Search. There is no need to use the Browser and copy / paste or type in long URLs. Simply enter the name of the site or any search key words and be on your way reading your feeds.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.7, released in September 2013, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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    • BirdReader icon

      BirdReader

      • Self-Hosted
      219 alternatives to BirdReader 

      birdreader - Home-made, Open-source Google Reader replacement powered by Node.js and CouchDB (Cloudant).

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      1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with BirdReader.
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    • FeedsAPI.org icon

      FeedsAPI.org

      • Windows
      225 alternatives to FeedsAPI.org 

      FeedsAPI.org is a Full Text RSS Feed generator and web content extraction service that allows you to: turn any shortened RSS feeds into a full text RSS feed content, generate an RSS feed from any static webpage, turn xml and html to JSON and send RSS to emails in real time.

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      1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with FeedsAPI.org.
    • Simple RSS Reader icon

      Simple RSS Reader

      225 alternatives to Simple RSS Reader 

      Simple RSS Reader is an alternative to Google Reader featuring an identical layout that functions and behaves exactly like the discontinued Google product, including it's much-loved Star capability.

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    • MochaRoll icon

      MochaRoll

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      112 alternatives to MochaRoll 

      Follow your favorite blogs, websites, and social networks with a beautifully organized interface!

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      Discontinued

      Website/service unavailable.

    • News+ icon

      News+

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      220 alternatives to News+ 

      News+ is a simple, fast and intuitive feed/rss reader for Android, featuring beautiful themes, podcast support and full offline support.

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNews+ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      2.  Dark ModeNews+ supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    • JustReader News icon

      JustReader News

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      223 alternatives to JustReader News 

      JustReader is fast, customizable and easy-to-use RSS Reader client for Android. There are two versions: free and pro.

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      1.  Multiple Account supportJustReader News support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
      Discontinued

      App is discontinued and no longer available on Google Play store

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