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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. Sismics Reader icon

    Sismics Reader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    230 alternatives to Sismics Reader 

    Looking for a simple and open feed reader?

    Free, open source, easy to use, Sismics Reader is what you need to keep your feeds under control.

    Central

    Access all your RSS and Atom feeds in one central easy readable place.

    Easy

    Sismics Reader can be installed in few steps on al.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Sismics Reader.
    Discontinued

    The last release on GitHub is from 2018, and the Android app hasn't been updated since 2014.

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    FeedDemon

    232 alternatives to FeedDemon 

    FeedDemon is a popular RSS reader for Windows, with an easy-to-use interface that makes it a snap to stay informed with the latest news and information.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with FeedDemon.
    Discontinued

    The author announced that the development is discontinued on March 14, 2013, but FeedDemon is still downloadable from the official website. It will continue to work without Google Reader synchronization beyond July 1, 2013.

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    FeedDemon vs Google Reader opinions
    Some users think FeedDemon is a great alternative to Google Reader, some don't.


  3. Brief icon

    Brief

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    221 alternatives to Brief 

    Brief is a light-weight feed reading extension for Mozilla Firefox . Designed to be easy to use and streamlined, with exactly the right set of features.

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    1.  LightweightBrief consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Brief.
    Brief stores your subribed feeds as Live Bookmarks. You can arrange them in folders.
    List of feeds is displayed in a sidebar.
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    Newsify

    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    230 alternatives to Newsify 

    Read and share your favorite websites and blogs with an amazing newspaper-like layout.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportNewsify support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Dark ModeNewsify supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. Kimonote icon

    Kimonote

    29 alternatives to Kimonote 

    A minimalist lightweight note/bookmark organizer, RSS reader and a blogging platform focusing on speed, simplicity and ease of navigation.

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    Kimonote can be used to organise your private notes, maintain a public blog or save bookmarks.
    Kimonote vs Google Reader opinions
    Most users think Kimonote is a great alternative to Google Reader.


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    FeedMe

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    224 alternatives to FeedMe 

    FeedMe is a simple and full featured offline RSS reader for Feedly, InoReader, Bazqux, The Older Reader, Feedbin, Tiny Tiny RSS, FreshRSS, Fever, aiming at providing the best user experience for users to read and manage your favorite articles.

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    1.  Works OfflineFeedMe can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Ad-freeFeedMe doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Slow Feeds

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    221 alternatives to Slow Feeds 

    Slow Feeds: Rediscover your feeds with this unique and smart RSS client for iOS.

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    ReadKit

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    232 alternatives to ReadKit 

    ReadKit is a full-featured news reader and read later client that supports services from Instapaper, Pocket, Pinboard, Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler and has built-in RSS capabilities.

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  9. Vienna icon

    Vienna

    • Mac
    218 alternatives to Vienna 

    Vienna is an RSS and Atom newsreader, packed with powerful features that help you make sense of the flood of information that is distributed via these formats today.

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    Vienna vs Google Reader opinions
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    it's actively maintained, which we cannot say about Google Reader. ;-)

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  10. Readefine Desktop icon

    Readefine Desktop

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe AIR
    209 alternatives to Readefine Desktop 

    Readefine Desktop is an AIR app which uses Flex, creating a really nice, clean layout for your RSS / Google Reader feeds, text or HTML content. Read content in a book like multi-column layout and tweak settings like justification, column width...

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