20 Best Google Reader Alternatives for News Feeds 2014

Google Reader Alternatives

Looking for some best alternatives to Google Readers to grab news feeds? If yes is your answer, then you must check out this opinion piece.

Google Reader Alternatives

With the world moving in unmatched pace and news flowing in vastly, one need to keep him/her updated all the time and people who are in shares, the service sector and marketing are much dependent upon news RSS feeds. Google reader has been a popular choice amongst the crown now face disappointment since Google has announced that it would stop providing services from Google Reader in the future. The anxiety that remains among the crowd is always about an alternative source for their news feed and luckily there are sources that provide this service and there is no news of their termination from the service in near future. Although Google Reader has served efficiently so the skepticism remains, if the other providers could match up to the expectation.

We have managed to search best Google Reader Alternatives for Mac, Windows, Android and Online that can come to your rescue. Following are some sources that provide the service of RSS news feeds:

Google Reader Alternative Online

1. Feedly

Feedly is a single place to collect read and share what matters to you. Get started by finding and following 3 sites you love to read. This RSS reader app previously allowed users to sync their Google Reader and later can see the feed in a format close to that of a traditional magazine.

2. Newsblur

The services provided by Newsblur follow the same working principle of Google reader except that Newsblur provides you an extra option for personal customisation and sharing. A little drawback to this service is that it allows max up to 12 sites where you can get feeds from, since it is built as a freemium model. But Newsblur agilely provided a paid version that would cost you around 24$ that subverts the limitation of freemium model.

3. Bloglovin

It’s not exactly a news feed site, but it allows users to follow their favorite blog and gets a constant update whenever there is a new post. The systematic layout makes your navigation even easier. The blogs are categorized according to subjects and user can choose accordingly that most interests them. It is also available as app in iOS platform.

4. Socialreader

It looks more like a prehistoric version of Google Reader but serves its purpose efficiently. The service is web, only now, but there are developments just round the corner. Currently it allows the same kind of sharing and organizing that we last saw in older versions of Google Reader.

5. Bloglines

Similar in structure of Bloglovin except here you can get both the news as well blog feed that too in real time. Bloglines also provides the same level of customisation and sharing capabilities of Bloglovin except it has better widgets. The popularity of Bloglovin expands as numerous as 2 million users. It also has an app for both desktop and mobile.

6. Netvibes

No doubt, that few of us also love Netvibes, which is very identical to Google reader once you switch from the default mode. Netvibes also has much functionality in comparison to Google Reader. But for using some of its features, you have to pay money which is very fair. And if we talk about importing Reader OPML files into Netvibes, all you have to do is click “add content” and click “import”

7. The Old Reader

The Old Reader is the ultimate RSS reader, which is also counted as best Google Reader replacement. Just like the late Google Reader using which web service you will able to  import your subscription with one click a, find your Facebook friend and start sharing with them. You can also check trending stories just by clicking on the option provided at the left side of the page.

8. Pulse

Pulse is not like Google Reader and don’t even able to import your Google Reader feed, but still its count as one of the best alternatives of the Google Reader. Just login using your Facebook account, takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic.

9. NewsIsFree

You can also use this free personal News Portal which don’t even need any account to use. All you need to do is search for the news and start reading from its new added 271411 news added in last 24 hours, across 12609 sources and 364 categories.

10. Twitter

It’s not an alternative of Google Feed in any manner, but many users also use twitter as a feed reader in a very special way. If you are lighter RSS users and regular twitter use, then you might also love to use twitter as replacement of Google Reader.

11. FeedShow

It’s a free online RSS feed reader and the first aggregator that shares revenues with publishers. So if you want  to earn some revenue, this can also be counted as Good replacement for Google Reader.

Google Reader Alternative for Mac and Windows

1. Tiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.

2. FeedReader

Like above mentioned “Tiny Tiny RSS”,  Feedreader is a freeware Windows application that reads and displays Internet Newsfeeds aka RSS feeds based on XML.

3. FeedDemon

FeedDemon is one of the best offline alternatives for Google Reader for Windows using which stay informed with the latest news and information. This freeware software have very easy to use interface which which attracts lots of users. Using Feed Demon you will able to, you will able to synchronize feeds from Google Reader, Assign your keyword to items, stay updated about your subscribed keyword and more.

4. RSS Bandit

RSS Bandit is a free, open source new aggregator application that allows you to read news feeds (both RSS and Atom feeds). Its on the .NET Framework and designed for Windows.

5. NetNewsWire App

NetNewsWire is another cool alternative of Google Reader for Mac OS X. Using this traditional, widescreen, and combined views, feed reader, you can synchronize with Google Reader.

Google Reader Alternative for iPhone and Android

1. Google Current

Google Currents is amazing app for which delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and Smartphone for high speed and offline reading. Using this application you can, you can turn any of your Google Reader Subscription and any of your favorite blog feeds into an outstanding magazine with lots of more features.

2. Zite

Whether you like technology, fashion, football, painting, or politics, Using this iPhone and iPad you can get all your interests in one place.

3. Taptu

You can also use Taptu to get instant access to all your interests in one beautiful little app. Whether your iPhone, Android, Blackberry and even tablet users you can get this application on your get.

4. Flipboard

Flipboard, how can you forget about this amazing application for Android and iOS device. Its you miss Google Reader, you can also go with Flipboard using which you can get magazine-like mobile option for your favorite feed blogs feeds.

You can also check some of the best news reader apps for Android Phones

So these are 20 Best Google Reader Alternatives for News Feeds in my opinion, so give a try to these and share opinions with me. Also, don’t forget to share which one you already using and which one you liked the most.

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