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You may have seen the news that Google Reader is shutting down as of July 1, 2013. If you use Google Reader, you may want to save your feeds to be able to import them into another RSS reader.

Go to Google Reader, then click on the gear icon at the right of the page and choose Settings. Click in Import/Export. In the Export your information section, click on Download your data through Takeout. Follow the instructions to download your data.

When you download the data, you'll get a ZIP archive. Double-click it, and look in the Reader folder for a subscriptions.xml file. You can use that to import your feeds into other RSS readers.
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Authored by: mdwittenberg on Mar 14, '13 10:08:13AM

Suggestions for alternate readers?



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Authored by: barefootguru on Mar 14, '13 11:37:40AM

There's an ongoing discussion at Ars: http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/03/poll-technica-where-should-we-go-when-google-reader-is-put-out-to-pasture/



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Authored by: diorite on Mar 14, '13 11:46:58AM

I already use DEVONthink Pro, so I just moved my feeds into it. Easy and worked like a charm. DEVONthink Pro is probably overkill if you just want a RSS reader, but if you have use for its other features (and who doesn't) give it a try.

The developer has instructions for moving your feeds on his blog.



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Authored by: chrischram on Mar 14, '13 12:07:51PM

I'm using Feedly in iOS. Currently the app is merely a front end for Google Reader, but the developer promises that by July 1 it will be stand-alone. Feedly also has apps for a variety of platforms, as well as a web interface.



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Authored by: joh on Mar 17, '13 02:52:18PM

Feedly has no web-interface as such but requires an extension with very broad permissions. And as opposed to Google Reader which has hundreds of clients out there for all kinds of platforms you get a measly selection of clients which, frankly, all suck very much.

Feedly is just another product. The real alternative to Google Reader would be an open standard/API/protocol for what it does and then have hundreds of servers and clients implementing it, so that developers and companies could compete in delivering great software instead of free services to lock you in and sell your data and your eyeballs to the advertising industry.

I think I will prepare go to a self-hosted TT-RSS just in case. But I certainly hope that all the developers of Google Reader clients (which are most of all RSS readers now) will see the light and come up with something that spares them the fatal fragmentation we will get if there will be lots of incompatible platforms and products trying to fill that space. Which probably will kill RSS for good.

May blog-like sites see LOTS of their traffic coming in via Google Reader, there's an outright panic going on right now. Just going to Twitter and giving up RSS altogether is something that is very tempting for them.



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Authored by: sinaneryigit on Mar 18, '13 03:42:09PM

I'm using the Reeder for Mac. On mobile, flipboard is more stylish. I already read my RSS feeds via these readers. And they are using the data of my Google Reader subscriptions. But after Google Reader dies, I don't know if these apps can reach the subscriptions data anymore. Also I'm doubtful about this XML file which I gathered via Takeout. It seems so "unrecognizable" by these new kind of apps.

What do you think?



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Authored by: philostein on Mar 14, '13 12:28:39PM

I've been using Vienna.app for the last 6 years. It went a couple of years without being updated(?), but recently a 3.0 beta appeared.

It's stable, and has a simple interface. Best of all, it's easy to navigate with keystrokes alone.

http://www.vienna-rss.org/

Image:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/157506/Picture%204b.png



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Authored by: afb on Mar 17, '13 02:08:50AM

Maybe this panic will help finally pull NetNewsWire out of its grave ...



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