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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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    NewsFox

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • K-Meleon
    • SeaMonkey
    • Firefox
    204 alternatives to NewsFox 

    NewsFox is an efficient 3-pane(email) style Atom/RSS feed reader. NewsFox allows you to group your feeds as you wish, read feed content offline, update feeds when you want, 1-click subscribe with the Firefox URL bar icon, and read other feeds while updating.

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    Discontinued

    This "app" hasn't been updated in almost 3 years and is incompatible with Firefox Quantum so it is essentially dead.See http://newsfox.mozdev.org/ChangeLog.txt

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    EldonReader

    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    216 alternatives to EldonReader 

    EldonReader is the best and easy way to transform all your favorites websites into a social and interactive digital magazine, It's the ultimate alternative to Google Reader .

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    Website and Chrome app not accessible.

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  3. Byline Reader icon

    Byline Reader

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    152 alternatives to Byline Reader 

    Read the latest news from your favorite sites and blogs on your iPhone or iPod Touch, even when you’re offline.

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    1.  Works OfflineByline Reader can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    Discontinued

    The app is no longer updated. Last version, 5.0.5, released in November 2017, can be still downloaded from the Appstore

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    KrISS feed

    • Self-Hosted
    220 alternatives to KrISS feed 

    KrISS feed is a simple and smart (or stupid) feed reader. To see an online example: http://tontof.net/feed Feel free to contribute: https://github.com/tontof/kriss_feed.

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  5. Yoleo Reader icon

    Yoleo Reader

    216 alternatives to Yoleo Reader 

    Yoleo is an RSS feed reader. Free for all, but allows a donation to ensure that development continues.

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    RSS Runner

    204 alternatives to RSS Runner 

    RSS Runner is the fastest and simplest feed reader for iPod Touch and iPhone !

    Now optimized for iOS 6 and iPhone 5!

    • Multitasking fast-app switching: you can leave the application and back later, picking up right where you left off (no need to wait for the application to re.
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    1.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with RSS Runner.
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  7. Leaf RSS Reader icon

    Leaf RSS Reader

    • Mac
    212 alternatives to Leaf RSS Reader 

    Leaf is an amazing RSS reader for your Mac. Read, share, star and search RSS articles by using a smooth, clean and intuitive interface.

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  8. BlackBerry News icon

    BlackBerry News

    • Blackberry
    • PlayBook
    173 alternatives to BlackBerry News 

    Compatible with news filter definition in Google Alerts : Send the Feed-URL from Desktop-PC per E-Mail to your BlackBerry. With the BlackBerry News app, all the content you care about comes right to you, hot off the press and in one convenient...

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    Rss-Aware

    201 alternatives to Rss-Aware 

    It is a program written in python that uses notify-osd to notify you about updates to a website using it's rss feed and appindicator to let you access that post.

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    Canto

    • Linux
    202 alternatives to Canto 

    Canto is an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful. It's meant to allow you to crank through feeds like you've never cranked before by providing a minimal, yet information packed interface. No navigating menus.

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    1.  Command line interfaceCanto either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Canto.
      A typical session using the show_unread filter
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