Feedly

With the inevitable shutdown of Google Reader I have been doing a lot of looking into other RSS readers to find an alternative. I wanted something cloud based, and something I can access from my mobile devices. Feedly is by far the easiest one to meet those needs.

Feedly installs into Firefox of Chrome as a browser add-on on your computer. You can then connect it to your Google Reader and it will automatically import all your RSS feeds and allow you to easily read them from your browser, much like Google Reader. There is both an iOS and Android Feedly app that will sync your RSS feeds to your mobile devices. Making it sync very much like Google Reader.

One thing that is drastically different is the interface though. While Google Reader was very straight forward and simple, Feedly provides more of a magazine type interface for your RSS feeds. This can take some getting used to, and Feedly does allow you to change the layouts of your feeds, so with some tweaking you can get something you are pretty happy with.

Another reason I chose Feedly was because they are working to take over the Google Reader API, meaning the transition from Google Reader to Feedly is seamless. In fact by setting up your Google Reader with Feedly now, you are already migrated and should notice no difference when Google shuts down Google Reader later this year.

So if you are still looking for a replacement for Google Reader, or an easy way to migrate all of your feeds I highly recommend Feedly. It takes some tweaking to get used to the interface, but once you do it will be worth it.