With the announcement a few weeks ago that Google Reader would close, many people will soon be separated from their RSS feed reader, so if they want to hold onto their subscriptions they will have to migrate to another similar service. We already offered a series of interesting alternatives, from which Feedly has unquestionably come out victorious. Since then, Feedly has in increased by 3 million new users, and has just released a new version for smartphones, and many other improvements for its desktop versions.
The creators of Feedly have really been on the ball in recent months. As it was, Feedly was already a better option than Reader itself in many aspects (which was largely abandoned several months ago), and ever since Google announced that Reader would close, Feedly hasn’t stop adding new features to its services. That 3-million figure of new registered users sounds even more impressive when you take into account that before the announcement, Feedly only had 4 million users since it was launched in 2008.
Among other improvements, in addition to changes and integration between the different versions of its interface, other important improvements have been added that Reader didn’t used to have. For example, there is a Flipboard-style database of RSS feeds to choose from that you can subscribe to in a large variety of categories (50 million feeds!), and you can mix your own choices with those suggested from each category. Additionally, they’ve included a “Must Read” option that you can add to to any post so that it is given preference on your reading list, and thus stands out in any one of your categories.
The greatest thing about Feedly is that it removes all the tediousness from the process of migrating from Reader that used to exist some time ago. Rather, upon running the application, whether it be on its desktop version or its mobile one, it will ask you for permission to connect to your Google account associated to Reader, and then will automatically import all your bookmarks. It will also sync with Reader, so if you mark a post as read, it will sync with both platforms.
Undoubtedly, Feedly is currently the least painful method of saying goodbye to Google Reader. In fact, in just a few minutes of using it, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made the jump sooner.
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Version for Google Chrome | http://feedly-for-chrome.en.uptodown.com/
Version for Firefox | http://feedly.en.uptodown.com/
Version for Linux | http://feedly.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu
Official website | http://www.feedly.com/