This is a shocking news to many users who use Google Reader to keep track of news and to manage their RSS feeds. This affect not just users visiting the Google Reader website, but also many RSS reader apps that rely on Google Reader. One example is the well known Reeder for iPhone app which will not work without Google Reader.
The only thing Google Reader users can do now is to look for a new RSS reader that is not dependent on Google Reader. There are many alternatives but currently there is no close contender to the mindshare of Google Reader. The following are posts that shares the alternatives:
- Lifehacker – Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives
- Gizmodo – 8 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain
- CNET – Google Reader is dying, but we have five worthy alternatives
Hrishi Mittal has come out with a nice comparison chart of Google Reader alternatives. Check it out!