Bye-Bye Google Reader — What are you replacing it with?

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Bye-Bye Google Reader — What are you replacing it with?
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 4:15pm

With Google closing down Reader on July 1st, 2013, what are you going to use in place of it? Do you subscribe to feeds?

I'm using Feedly, but I really don't have that many feeds.

Erin
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I honestly don't know what I'll be using!  I'm so sad that Google Reader is going away to be honest- I use it daily!  I'm interested in seeing what others will be using as I need to figure out something new soon.  I'll have to check out Feedly to see if I like it.

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I use Microsoft Outlook for a few feeds. I really only use them for some blogs and a few other items anyways.

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Registered: 07-27-2012

I'm trying Bamboo out.  I like that it strips out the formatting and only shows the text and photos like Google Reader.

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ladyingrn wrote:

I'm trying Bamboo out. I like that it strips out the formatting and only shows the text and photos like Google Reader.

Interesting, I've not heard of it before. I was reading an interesting article on extensions vs. apps. That is, if you go to a computer that doesn't have the extension, you can't read your feeds. What do you think? Does that matter to you? (Feedly is also an add-on.)

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I tried Feedly and didn't like how busy it was. So far, Bamboo is working out OK so I might stick with that. It's just an add-on. I like the simplicity of Google Reader, so I was looking for something that presented my feeds in a similar way. I wouldn't mind trying an app, as long as it doesn't turn out to be a resource hog.