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Google Reader Replacement?

edited April 2013 in Blogging
Have you guys found a Google Reader replacement that you like? Has anyone tried Smashing Reader? It seems like that's a good replacement but you have to enter your google username/password which makes me nervous.

Bloglovin is nice but I subscribe to random RSS things that don't show up in Bloglovin (like my Craigslist searches). I know a lot of people are trying more visual RSS readers but I'm just looking for something super streamlined and text based. Any thoughts?

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  • The Old Reader. It looks exactly the same, works the same. LOVE IT.
  • I'm still using Google Reader because I have separation anxiety. We'll see what happens in July. On my phone, I'm using the Newsify app for iOS, which is FANTASTIC. I hope they keep on even after Google Reader shuts down.
  • I tried NetVibes and Feedly. I slowly transitioned completely to Feedly. It did take a bit of getting used to but I find it's pretty much second nature now. I recommend it.
  • I like Feedly too. It's not perfect, but I like it better on my phone than on the computer. I'm also hoping they make some improvements over the next few months. It's certainly a step up from Google Reader, which drove me bonkers!
  • I'm another Feedly user. It's no Google Reader, but it gets the job done.
  • I find Feedly reallly sloow on my iphone4 - anyone else have this issue?
  • Gotta say I love Bloglovin. Lame name, but I like it even better than Google Reader. It shows previews of each story with a picture from the post so that if it's something you aren't interested in (i.e. if you are on a diet and don't want a new cake recipe) you can quickly scroll past it to the next one. I couldn't do that with Reader.
  • Interested in trying some of these services you guys have mentioned. I've never found one I really like and have a tendency to just go through my blog bookmarks. I think I'll try Feedly first!
  • For you Feedly users: I've added a couple blogs. The most recent entries come up and as I read them, I click "Mark as read". They disappear and eventually there's nothing left. Then when I come back a few hours later to see if anything new has posted, most if not all of those things that I had marked as read are back! Aren't they supposed to go away and stay away? Maybe I'm just doing something wrong?
  • For you Feedly users: I've added a couple blogs. The most recent entries come up and as I read them, I click "Mark as read". They disappear and eventually there's nothing left. Then when I come back a few hours later to see if anything new has posted, most if not all of those things that I had marked as read are back! Aren't they supposed to go away and stay away? Maybe I'm just doing something wrong?

    Hi!

    I have a similar issue... I remove a feed, it says that it's gone... but when I come back, the feed is still there... I don't know what am I doing wrong...
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