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Much to the dismay of news junkies everywhere, Google recently announced the planned axing of its popular popular RSS reader.

Here is the most extensive list you will find of alternative RSS aggregation and reading platforms.

Spot any we missed? Let us know below...

Bloglines 

Bottomfeeder 

Chrome Apps (we'd love to hear from people on some of their favourites!)

Fever

Feed Demon 

Feed Jack 

Feed Show

Feedspot

Feedly

Feedy

First Say  

Flipboard 

Good Noows 

Google Currents 

iGoogle  (word is it's being put to pasture November however!)

Managing News 

My 6 Sense 

Net News Wire 

Netvibes 

News Alloy 

News Blur 

News is Free  

News Rob 

NewsFox (Firefox extension)

Newsrack 

PRLDR 

Pulp 

Pulse  

Raw Dog 

Reeder 

RSS Runner 

RSS Bandit 

RSS Checker (Opera extension)

RSS Owl 

Sage 

Taptu 

Tiny RSS  

TLDR  

X-Feed 

Yahoo Pipes 

Zen CanCan  

Zite 

And, Digg is planning its own feed reeder.

Of course just knowing which tools are out there is only half the battle! To understand more about how RSS and content syndication is changing the marketing landscape, check out these thoughtful posts:

Ryan Sommer

Published 15 March, 2013 by Ryan Sommer

Ryan Sommer is web veteran and recovering expat who contributes to Econsultancy on startups, content marketing and new media. You can connect with him on LinkedIn, follow him on Twitter, or add him to your circles on Google+

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Craig

According to Google: "Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months." ... I've never used Takeout (though I'll need to soon, evidently!), but: It would be really smart for one of these RSS services to set up a few-click process whereby someone can import their Reader feeds into the service with just a few clicks.

about 3 years ago

Ryan Sommer

Ryan Sommer, Freelance Consultant

Excellent concept and recommendation Craig.

I've used Takeout for switching/updating my Google+ profile. Not the simplest thing in the world, as per all things Google, so I hope some of the entrepreneurs behind the above are listening to you.

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Mark Bower

You seem to have missed out the one that seems to have been the most common recommendation I have seen in the last 2 days: feedly.com

about 3 years ago

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Kent

So far, Feedly is the best.

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Nathan R.

I second Mark's suggestion of www.feedly.com. It can sync with Google Reader to bring over your feeds and has some nice features and a variety of layouts.

about 3 years ago

Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton, Editor in Chief at ClickZ Global

Thanks Mark, I've added that one to the list.

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Berry Burgess

I've been using Google reader for a long time now and it's a shame for it to go, great post. Thanks for the info.

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Denise Pooler

While, I'm a fan of Flipboard, Plus and Feedly. Many of our clients are still on a learning curve. If they have a personal email with Yahoo I will use MyYahoo to walk them through and also show Feedly.

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Long Island Web Design

Perfect timing, we've used google reader for the past few years. We will have to do some additional research to see which one fits our needs but this list is a good start,

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Elmer Boutin

You may as well take iGoogle off your list, it's been scheduled for retirement in November.

I have Google Reader plugged into my iGoogle page. Looks like I'm seeking two replacements, now.

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Kizzy

I have just started using bloglovin, it looks like a great replacement for the reader!

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Zhu

Another vote for Feedly. I just switched two days ago and I like it, plus it's free. I am not ready to pay for a RSS reader.

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Craig

Feedly = exactly what I was looking for ... thanks, all!

about 3 years ago

Ryan Sommer

Ryan Sommer, Freelance Consultant

@Elmer - Cheers, I got a few tweets stating the same. Will update the post.

I'm looking forward to checking out Feedly this week.

Also, since this post is climbing in pageviews I'd like to call out Netvibes. Where is your iPad app guys???

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Cara Matteson

Hi Ryan, I'd add Delve (delvenews.com) to your list! We're a news reader with a focus on professionals and organizations. We usually do the brunt of the news finding and sourcing for our users, but because of this recent announcement we're now letting users import all of their feeds from Google Reader!

We're free, multi-platform and have a suite of features that keep our users happy (email digests, forum/archive, social and expert curation).

about 3 years ago

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Feedbro Reader, CTO at Feedbro

Check out Feedbro - an excellent feed reader (RSS, Atom, RDF) to replace Google Reader. Works as a standalone Chrome extension! Very fast, feature rich & easy to use.

Home page & link to Chrome Web Store at: http://nodetics.com/feedbro

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Edina Szasz, Marketing Coordinator at Xaffe

I use I http://www.xaffee.com/. It is a great tool to read your RSS Feeds, but also to save, organize and read your favorite links later.

about 2 years ago

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