Bye bye Google Reader – HELLO Feedly!
Feedly rocks! End post. Just kidding. Seriously though, ever since Google announced that Google Reader was going bye bye as of July 1st, 2013 I began wondering what I could use in place of it.
I have to confess. I didn’t use Google Reader all that much to begin with it. I’m a visual person and quite frankly Google Reader was so aesthetically unpleasing that I often relied on Google Alerts and Triberr to let me know when new articles popped up from some of my favorite blogs. Or I would browse my Twitter lists to see what my peeps was up to … Not always the most efficiently way with staying in the know.
As with everything I do – EVENTUALLY I come to the question, how can I do this more efficiently and/or inexpensively? I knew grabbing bits and pieces of content from multiple resources was not the best use of my time. And getting Google Alerts each time a blog posted a new article, was cluttering up my inbox. NOT fun!!
Recently as I was listening to one of Michael Hyatt’s podcasts; he had mentioned Feedly. Go Michael! I have heard of this service before, but never gave it much thought until now. The minute I logged in, I was hooked. I had found a home for all my content consumption … Okay. At least most of it.
Organize your favorite blogs, news sites, podcasts and Youtube channels and access them all in one place (or sync with Google Reader).
Outside of the fact that Feedly is just so much purtier ;-), it’s a lot easier to use and you can import your feeds from Google Reader so you don’t have to lose the feeds you’ve already added.
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Organize your Feed
View by Category
Other viewing Options
Share Post Options
I like that it gives you that magazine-style / blog-feel that many of us are used to – ultimately making it overall more user-friendly and a better viewing experience. My favorite feature is the sharing feature. Now if only they can integrate commenting within the same interface. Now THAT would be cool!
Have you tried Feedly yet? What are your thoughts? List below!