Well THIS is a bummer. I opened up Google Reader this morning and was greeted with the very depressing message “Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013.” I’ve spent countless hours with Reader (keeping track of the latest technology trends, deciding what to cook for dinner, enjoying pretty photographs, and so many other wonderful things) , and I’m more than a little sad to see it go.
Fortunately, Lifehacker has spent some time compiling a list of alternatives, including both cloud-based readers as well as the downloadable, desktop variety for both Mac and PC. They also show you how to export your Google Reader feeds in a format you can use in one of the other RSS feed readers.
Other lists of alternative readers have been offered by:
If you’ve got your own favorite feed reader, be sure to share them with us here in the comments!