Top 10 Alternatives to Google Reader. All these apps listed here are online based and hence no download or installation is required. There are many free applications available, but according to features and options these 10 are top. Google Reader is about to get some changes including integration with +1 button, meanwhile trying these alternatives to Google Reader.
Alternatives to Google Reader:
1. Feed Looks
Feed Looks is the best alternative to Google Reader. This online reader is powerful and display feeds in email style without any clutters. It also got integration with twitter which helps to share stories with your friends. Feeds from any other service can be easily imported in just 2 steps. Conversation through comments is also available, so it helps to engage more with your readers.
2. Feed Show
Feed show is a free online RSS reader, that is fast and got many features like importing/exporting feeds, saving feeds as PDF, printing feeds etc. It manages feeds is more efficient manner and it also got revenue sharing program, that helps publishers to earn some revenue from traffic to their feeds.
3. News Alloy
News Alloy helps to manage all your feeds at one place. Search for feeds based on the category, subscribe to them and share them with your friends. If you got a blog, you can add your feed to News Alloy, it provides a simple button that helps your blog readers subscribe to feeds with a single click of mouse. Simply enter the feed URL and you can read it directly or can subscribe to it.
Feedly is a firefox add-on used to manage and read feeds of different websites. Feeds from Google Reader can be easily imported and Feedly got special options like changing themes, magazine-style reader, sharing buttons etc. It is also available for Chrome, Android and iOS making it the most flexible RSS feed reader ever. Simply create an account, add your favorite feeds and read them anywhere.
5. Good News
Good News is a web app that helps to keep you in touch with all your favorite websites. Login with your facebook or twitter account to enjoy reading all your favorite articles at one place. It is different from other online readers, it displays news feed as snippets, so that users can easily navigate through huge list of posts in their feeds. It was created by Znet labs and is free to register.
6. News Blur
News Blur is fast, beautiful and intelligent RSS reader. Feeds from Google Reader can be directly imported, it also display the headlines in the reader. Unofficial version of iPhone app for News Blur is also available. Feeds can be arranged in folder, so that they can be easily categorized. Keyboard shortcuts are available to mark feeds as read, to move them to folders etc can be easily handled.
7. Net Vibes
Net Vibes is a platform to manage feeds in a dashboard in different available styles. Simply add a feed URL and the posts from that feed will be displayed. Style of Net Vibes is different compared to other RSS readers which is similar to pageflakes and iGoogle. It also got support for widgets, different types of widgets can be created from feed URl and can be used on platforms like Blogger, WordPress etc.
It is a simple, straightforward program that easily handles a large number of feeds. FeedReader is not as powerful as FeedDemon but it has most of the important options, and not a lot of confusing ones. It does not require Java either (many readers do for some reason). FeedReader provides the important option to open links in an external browser (but not the post itself as FeedDemon does). It does not sync with Google Reader, but imports or exports OPML files that are compatible with Google Reader.
9. Yahoo! Pipes
Yahoo pipes is a feed aggregator and helps to create your own feed. It is a powerful online tool to combine feeds into one. All the feeds can be translated to other languages and can be filtered. Widgets and gadgets are also available to for your blog. Output of pipes can be exported as a XML file. Its worth trying Yahoo Pipes, simply use your yahoo ID to login to your pipes account now.
10. Zen Can Can
Zencancan is a tiny online feed reader used to get the headlines from a particular feed. It is a site based on French language and all the links in the feed will be redirected to the original site. This web app is not upto the mark, but can be tried once.
Hope you like all these Alternatives to Google Reader and if I missed any app in this list please consider posting it as comment here. I’m glad to hear from you.