Google Reader, which I used every day, basically died beginning of July. I was amongst the people who were not happy that their RSS Reader was going to go bye-bye. I knew about its demise few weeks prior, so I went on a hunt for a Google Reader alternative.
I tried Feedly. I didn’t like the magazine-style interface. And at the time I tried it, their list format wasn’t really what I wanted.
I tried Netvibes. I didn’t like the fact that it was using Times New Roman font, and interface was just too constricting. Also, this one didn’t update my feeds instantly like Google did.
I tried The Old Reader. I liked it the best, and it really was similar to Google Reader. However, like Netvibes, this, too, would lag with feed updates. Still, I decided to stick with this.
Now, though, The Old Reader is basically closing down their services except to their friends, saying that those people who sought them as Google Reader Alternatives can piss off. So I am back to square one with finding a good RSS Reader service. I tried out Feedly again, and it looks like this one will have to do. Let’s hope they don’t do a Google or The Old Reader move.
Seriously, I am at the point where I am willing to pay an annual fee for an RSS Reader that’s good as Google’s. *raises fist* Damn you, Google, for getting rid of the one other service I use other than Gmail and Google Drive!