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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. DoggCatcher icon

    DoggCatcher

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    136 alternatives to DoggCatcher 

    Find, manage, and play your podcasts with DoggCatcher.

    Highlights -ChromeCast support -Easy to subscribe new podcasts -Auto download and cleanup of media files -Offline playback of audio and video podcasts -Customizable audio playlists -Supports devices of all sizes -Highly con.

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    1.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with DoggCatcher.
    2.  Ad-freeDoggCatcher doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with DoggCatcher.
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  2. Tickr icon

    Tickr

    • Windows
    • Linux
    183 alternatives to Tickr 

    TICKR is GTK-based RSS READER application which displays RSS FEEDS in a TICKER bar on your desktop. With a single click, you get the latest headlines scrolling in a thin window on your desktop, as what can be seen on News TV channels.

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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Tickr.
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    Snackr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe AIR
    204 alternatives to Snackr 

    Snackr was built using Adobe Flex 3 and Adobe AIR 1.0. It's an RSS ticker that pulls random items from your feeds and scrolls them across your desktop. When you see a title that looks interesting, you can click on it to pop up the item in a window.

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    Discontinued

    Last version, 0.41, was released on June 14, 2010. You can still download it from the official website.

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    xFeed

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    216 alternatives to xFeed 

    The fastest, leanest, most user friendly feed reader for the iPhone and iPad!

    xFeed helps you gather all of your favorite news, sports, blogs or whatever and makes them simple to import, customize and view. Once you have your favorite sites saved you can enjoy how quick and eas.

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    RSS Menu

    201 alternatives to RSS Menu 

    RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS or Atom feeds.

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    The Feed Menu
    Add your feed (with authentication)


  6. Planet icon

    Planet

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    204 alternatives to Planet 

    Planet is a feed (atom, rss) aggregator and reader. It downloads news feeds published online aggregates their content together into a single combined feed in html, rss and atom form, latest news first.

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    1.  PortablePlanet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Discontinued since 2006

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    Fretsi

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    229 alternatives to Fretsi 

    Derived from the Icelandic word “Frettir”, which translates directly to the word “News”, Fretsi's main target is to make online reading easier than ever, enabling you to access news and keeping you up-to-date in the easiest and fastest way possible.

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    1.  PortableFretsi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Appears to have closed, auto-forwards to domain registration site.

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    MiniRSS

    • iPhone
    • Apple Watch
    224 alternatives to MiniRSS 

    A simple yet capable RSS reader designed specifically for the Apple Watch.

    Log in with your The Old Reader account and start reading!

    Supports glances to see how many unread items are in your RSS queue and from what sources.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    Full-Text RSS

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    25 alternatives to Full-Text RSS 

    Full-Text RSS transforms partial feeds into full-text feeds.

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    Simple RSS Push

    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    215 alternatives to Simple RSS Push 

    Get the power of RSS and PUSH NOTIFICATIONS for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Simple RSS is the perfect tool for organizing, reading and accessing all your news quickly and easily.

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