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Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 4, 2013 at 10:04 PM

 

Having recently consulted that stalwart standby, alternativeto.net, I discovered that in fact there are loads of alternatives to Google Reader out there. Some of them are really rather good! My fave at the moment (it probably won’t last, but hey) is RSSOwl, which is open-source and really very friendly.

But there are dozens of others (FeedReader looks promising, too).

I’m finding Feedly a bit annoying (low information density/difficult to scan), hence my interest in alternatives.

Cheers!
Bill

 


Posted by Gorski
Apr 6, 2013 at 12:07 AM

 

> I’m finding Feedly a bit annoying (low information density/difficult to scan), hence my interest in alternatives.

I’m not seeing this. Title-only view looks much like Reader. In what way compared to Reader is Feedly difficult to scan?

 


Posted by jamesofford
Apr 12, 2013 at 02:31 AM

 

I am searching around for a replacement for Google Reader as well. However, my primary use for Reader is for syncing. I use Reeder on the Mac and Mr. Reader on the iPad. What I use Reader for is to sync these programs up. I sync each of the programs up to Reader, and then my RSS readers stay in sync. I very occasionally use Google Reader to read RSS, but these days that is rare since I nearly always have either my Mac or my iPad with me.

Anyone know of a good replacement that will allow me to do syncing like this?

Jim

 


Posted by tightbeam
Apr 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

 

It takes some work, but this is a feasible way to take total control of your newsreader - by building your own:

http://lifehacker.com/5992404/how-to-build-your-own-syncing-rss-reader-with-tiny-tiny-rss-and-kick-google-reader-to-the-curb

I managed to build it, though I’m far from a technical person. Worth the effort? For me, yes - I like the control and the do-it-yourself vibe.

 


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