You guys I had this horrible nightmare last night that Google was getting rid of Google Reader and wasn’t replacing it with anything.
— Nathan Bransford (@NathanBransford) March 14, 2013
Google, how could you?!
Yes, it is true. Google is getting rid of Google Reader (link is to CNET, I work there), the much-beloved site that kept us abreast of each other’s blogs since 2005. Google Reader is shutting down July 1st.
If you read this blog via Google Reader, you will need to find an alternate feed reader before then. I aim to help!
Here are some worthy alternatives to Google Reader. I’m going to focus on Feedly because it is an incredibly easy way to port over your Google Reader experience, which I feel like has a few drawbacks but quite a few advantages over Reader.
Importing your feeds is easy. Just go to Feedly and add the web app to your browser (Chrome or Firefox only right now):