My New Favorite RSS Reader

news_on_digital_devices_400_clr_9552As I wrote a few weeks ago, I was bummed when I heard that the Google Reader was going away.  I used it every day to keep up with news so I sprang into action to test the alternatives and find a replacement that suited me before the July 1, 2013 deadline.

Here’s that post:

Now for an update:  I’ve made my RSS reader choice and it isn’t any of the ones I wrote about!

Instead, I have chosen (drum roll, please) Newsblur

It has a clean, easy to navigate interface very similar to the google reader. Adding and subtracting feeds is simple. You can read the posts within Newsblur or click to the original site to read them in context. It suggests blogs I might like and I can highlight and hide stories in a function they call “training.”

I use it on my computer and on my iPad.  The app is also available for iPhones and Android.  The free service lets you keep up with the news from a generous 64 sites.  The paid service is very reasonably priced at $24.00 a year and offers unlimited sites (yikes!), among other features.

The people behind it were swamped after the google reader announcement and don’t have the deep pockets of a google, so getting a premium account will help them continue to improve their reader…and most important to me, since I like it so much, keep them in business!

I am quite happily reading with Newsblur morning and night, have moved all my feeds from Google and have stopped testing the others.  Looks like my quest was a success!

Which reader works best for you?

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Janet Vasil

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