Using Feedly as a Google Reader alternative

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On 14th March 2013 Google announced that it will discontinue and remove Google Reader RSS aggregator from its services - with the date of final stop being set to 1st July 2013. This news caused huge panic because this service is very popular between users, and also many third party RSS readers utilize Google Reader API for their operation.

Truth is, the situation is better than it looks, because there exist services like Feedly. It is an RSS aggregator independent on Google Reader API that helps you to migrate from Google Reader to its platform and keeps your RSS feeds. Feedly developers also announced update to their API to be compatible with Google Reader for other third party RSS readers.

How does Feedly work on desktop?

Feedly is on-line service like Google Reader available on To sign in Feedly you will need a Google Account and compatible browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) because Feedly needs to first install a little plugin.

At first open the Feedly website in compatible browser and click on the Get Feedly for Safari (or alternatively Firefox, Chrome etc.) button and install Feedly plugin.

Feedly login screen

After that you will see the Feedly login web page.

Feedly login screen

Click on Login or Connect to Google Reader button → sign in Google Account and allow Feedly to connect to and manage data in Google Reader service. All your RSS feeds from Google Reader are now available in Feedly and Feedly service welcomes you by Today screen page with newest RSS feeds.

Feedly today screen

You can view the latest feeds, add new or manage your existing RSS feeds etc., with all of them being available in the menu of the left.

Feedly latest option

You can change the view style of your RSS feeds.

Feedly change feeds looks

And also share them on the popular social networks.

Feedly share on social networks

You can also customize the theme of your Feedly in Theme section.

Feedly Themes

In Preferences section you are able to change various settings of your Feedly site.

Feedly Preferences

If you need to add new feed you can use an + ADD Website option in left menu, or Feedly searcher for resources and articles.

Feedly RSS search


How is Feedly working on smart phones

The other advantage of Feedly are applications for iOS and Android.
Apps are available on iTunes store for iPhone and iPad as well as on Google Play Store for android smart phones and tablet devices.

Feedly for iPhone Welcome Screen Feedly for iPhone Login

Feedly for iPhone main menu Feedly for iPhone share feed

Sign-in to your Google Account and now you are able to view, read, manage and share your RSS feeds.

Feedly for iPad


Related software and links:

Feedly icon

Feedly    On-line services platform
A RSS feed on-line service


Feedly for Android    Google Android platform
A RSS feed reader for Google Android

Feedly for iPhone icon

Feedly for iPhone    Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) platform
A RSS feed reader for iOS


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