Google Reader—a popular way for journalists, editors, and others to access and organize RSS feeds—will be shutting down. Its last day, and your deadline to find a replacement, is July 1. But fear not, suggestions for alternatives abound.
You can try the three recommended by PCWorld. You can test USA Today’s four suggestions. You can check out the five picks from each of CNET, Forbes (Digg has something in the works), Lifehacker, or ZDNet. Or, if you want to see more options per article, Gizmodo gives eight choices, and Huffington Post Tech gives nine.
If you’d rather see 50+ options organized into one spreadsheet that includes platform, price, features, limitations, and more, the good folks at the Online Journalism Blog set up just such an open spreadsheet: Alternatives to Google Reader.
In the sources mentioned and several others I checked, Feedly is the runaway favorite (and promises a seamless transition for Google Reader users), with NetVibes and NewsBlur rounding out the top three choices. Both NetVibes and NewsBlur have a similar interface to Google Reader.