Finding a new RSS reader

Chances are, if you’re like me and you follow lots of interesting blogs, you might be using an RSS feed reader so that you can check all your blogs in one place. If a blog provides an RSS feed, you’ll see an icon that looks something like this:

rss or  Pixel-rss

One of the most popular RSS readers, and my favorite, has been Google Reader. But Google recently announced that they are retiring Google Reader. So what’s a girl to do?

I’ve been trying out other readers, but none of them fit – I’m like Prince Charming searching for the owner of Cinderella’s slipper. Part of the problem is that in Google Reader I starred a bunch of posts so I can easily find them again, and when I import my RSS feeds into other readers, I lose those starred posts.

But then I tried Feedly.

feedly2

With Feedly, I can log in with my Google Reader credentials, so it can grab all my RSS feeds AND it adds my starred posts to the Saved For Later group. And when Google Reader finally goes away, all the data will be pulled onto a Feedly server.

The icing on the cake, is that just as I was starting to get comfortable with Feedly, I (and other Google Reader outcasts) received a lovely welcome message from Edwin, CEO of Feedly, including a link to show us how to optimize Feedly to make it look similar to Google Reader. Now that is service!

feedly

If you’re looking for an RSS reader, give Feedly a whirl. I think you’ll like it!

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One comment on “Finding a new RSS reader
  1. Bronwyn says:

    Hey thanks Jenny! Very useful.

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