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Google Reader Alternatives for Mac

Google Reader is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is QuiteRSS, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Reader and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Google Reader are Reeder , Feedbin, RSS Guard and NetNewsWire.

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. Cross-platform RSS/Atom news feed reader written using Qt.

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    Almost everyone thinks QuiteRSS is a great alternative to Google Reader.

    OPML file uploads that actually work, cool label features.

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    Small, quick, cross-platform (including BSD!!!)

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    Reeder

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    • iPhone
    • iPad

    A news reader for the Mac with support for various sync services.

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    Almost everyone thinks Reeder is a great alternative to Google Reader.


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    Feedbin

    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • 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.

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    Most users think Feedbin is a great alternative to Google Reader.
  4. 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:

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    NetNewsWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    RSS reader shows you articles from your favorite blogs and news sites, and it keeps track of what you’ve read.

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    Completely free, no ads, simple to use, great UI, and no cons whatsoever!

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    Feeder

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Firefox

    Feeder.co is a simple way to follow your favorite feeds and sites. Feeder supports most RSS and Atom feeds on the web. Browsing your feeds has never been easier.

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    Almost everyone thinks Feeder is a great alternative to Google Reader.
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    Visualping

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Visualping is the easiest to use website change monitoring, website change detector and website change alert software of the web.

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    Sismics Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Looking for a simple and open feed reader?.

    Discontinued

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

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  9. 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.

    Brief stores your subribed feeds as Live Bookmarks. You can arrange them in folders.
  10. 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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