Google Reader being retired in July, despite millions of passionate users
Today, Google announced that Google Reader was to be retired on July 1, 2013. For me this is a difficult piece of news to receive, because I read the news using Google Reader, and I am constantly using that application to keep abreast of news. Google Reader, coupled with Google Alerts, has been an excellent way to keep up with things. With the combination, I've programmed a long list of news/blog searches into Alerts, and subscribed to those searches in Reader.
But, given that the Reader service is going away it's time to begin searching for an alternative.
I don't have an alternative identified yet but here's what I am looking for:-
- Subscribing to news/blog searches with excellent ability to pull from a wide variety of sources
- Subscribing to individual sources by RSS/Atom feed
- Topical structure of subscriptions
- Archiving individual news items, with tags
- Retrieving archived items, by tag
- Adding news/blog items to the archive separately .. e.g. from a browser plugin
What do you think? Do you have an alternative? Do you have a feature suggestion? Let us know below.
Source: Google Official Blog
Update: Here are some resources for Reader alternatives