Sigh — don’t you just hate change? Google Reader is ending, and I would (of COURSE) hate for anyone to miss their daily Corporette updates because they haven’t found a new reader, so I thought I’d mention a few:
- Feedly – Lifehacker votes this the best app to replace Google Reader, and it now offers one-click import from Google Reader feeds. (As I write this it’s crashing, but maybe that’s because I’m trying to log in from an email that doesn’t have a Google Reader account.) It started as a mobile app; apparently their desktop version is pretty good so long as you use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. You have to log in with your Gmail account; you can organize things into categories, and you can save articles to read later.
- Bloglovin’. A lot of fashion bloggers love Bloglovin’ – for my $.02 it’s best for visual blogs. I’m not aware of a way to organize feeds, so you just get a stream of content.
- Netvibes (pictured above). I’m going to be a total weirdo and recommend Netvibes, which I switched to after Bloglines died a few years ago — I liked that it wasn’t attached to a Gmail address (back then I heard a LOT of new brides moaning about how they couldn’t get their Google Reader accounts moved to a new email address, which is a problem I still have with other Google products — my Adsense account is still under my maiden name!) and I liked that I could have other people sign in if I wanted them to without giving them access to my main Gmail account. (I had a virtual assistant for a while who was primarily helping me the Weekly News Update.) I have my problems with Netvibes (their mobile interface is weird) but ultimately I feel most in control of how I read my feeds with them.
As always, you can stay up to date with Corporette through other means as well:
- by liking us on Facebook (each post will appear in your news feed)
- by following us on Twitter (again, each new post will appear in your stream)
- by signing up for our newsletter (right now you get a single email each day with all three posts — I still have a few big changes planned for the newsletter in months to come (it’s gonna be awesome!) but for the moment it’s looking a LOT better than it has in previous years).
Ladies, which are your favorite RSS readers? Has anyone made the jump from Google Reader to something else?