A rare weekday post from me so you know it must be important.
Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1st. Many of you use Google Reader. I know this because almost 90% of my RSS requests come from Google Feedfetcher.
That means 90% of you will lose track of all your RSS feeds 5 days from now. If you haven’t found an alternative – or, like me, you’ve procrastinated finding an alternative – I’ll share my pick with you all.
Here are just a few of the awesome features from feedly:
- One-click migration from Google Reader. No muss, no fuss. Just give them access and the feeds get slurped in.
- Choice of views – look at a list of titles, cards (show 3 posts per row, with images and a short excerpt), or my fave, magazine view (pictured above).
- Recommendations for other blogs like this.
- They designed an open API. This may be Greek to some of you but stick with me. This is important to us because it tells us that Feedly is investing in the service. They’re not planning to shut down any time soon (take that, Google).
- They have an iOS and an Android app.
You can read the full list of enhancements on their blog post – Summary of the last 100 days.
Even if you aren’t convinced that feedly is for you, you’ve got 5 days to make a decision. Feedly made it easy. It took me all of 30 seconds to log in and migrate. Give it a try – you have nothing to lose (well, ok, 30 seconds).
(I hope) I’ll catch you on the purl side.