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The five alternatives to Google Reader: Feedly, Digg Reader …

1.- Feedly

It is clear that it is the successor. No other application has managed to gain so many users since the announcement of the closure of Google reader. Let’s note that a large number of applications worked using Google reader as base. That means that closing Google reader it also means the closure of many applications. However, although Feedly also depended on Mountain View, they announced that they were going to become independent to be able to function autonomously when it closed. And they have succeeded. Today it is the best alternative, and if others do not arrive in time, it will probably reach the most users. In addition, it allows you to migrate from Google Reader to Feedly without any complications. It has a web version, and an application for Android and iOS.

2.- Flipboard

This well-known application, although it already has many news alternatives, was one of the first to become famous in this style. Create a kind of magazine with the contents of our post. Instead of having a complete list, as if it were a blog, it shows them as if it were a magazine, with headlines, with covers, etc. It was a breakthrough, and many users have opted for this style of application. It has a web application, and apps for iOS and Android.

3.- Digg Reader

This service is another of the great ones that could relieve Google reader. Digg is actually a content sharing platform. A kind of social network where users shared articles. Precisely this would serve to add some functionality in Digg Reader. This RSS reader would value the posts based on what has been shared, so that we can know which ones have been more relevant. Even so, it would also be a service like his own Google reader, with our own sources. At the moment, yes, although it has been presented, it is still in a fairly beta phase of the service. We will have to wait for it to improve, but we can now download its smartphone applications, or use the web version.

4.- AOL Reader

Without a doubt, this could be one of the rivals Feedly would have to compete with. AOL is one of the largest companies in the Internet world, and now it seems that they have decided to launch their own RSS reader. Still, yes, it is in a beta phase, although it could be a matter of weeks before expanding the application. At the moment, it only has a web version, for which beta access can be requested. It will also launch applications for Android and iOS, almost certainly. Of course, we will still have to wait for it to become a true rival and an alternative to Google reader. However, it is not bad to request access today, to import all the RSS that we have in Google reader.

AOL Reader

5.- NewsBlur

This is one of the most interesting alternatives for Google reader. It’s not a new service, and it’s going to survive the Mountain View service apocalypse. However, the biggest problem is that it only allows you to subscribe to a maximum of 64 blogs. That is a problem, since to subscribe to a greater amount of RSS, it will be necessary to pay the premium fee of $ 24 per year. NewsBlur, yes, has the possibility of creating a sub-blog. That is, other users can subscribe to your own blog in NewsBlur, which would be a compilation of blogs on a topic that you have added to that sub-blog. A kind of blog lists, which people could subscribe to. NewsBlur also has apps for Android and iOS.