Google Reader was a great tool that used to keep you updated with the latest feeds of the subscribed blogs and websites. However, Google has discontinued it. This is the reason why people are now searching for a reliable alternative to it.

There are many tools that can keep you update with the feeds of your subscribed websites. However, very few of them are effective in real. In case you do not want to miss any feed, you will have to go for a reliable tool.

Google Reader Alternatives

In order to make the selection easier for you, I have handpicked some of the best alternatives to Google Reader. Each of them has some unique features and functions. Therefore, it is important to read the description of each of them and decide on your own which one you should use depending upon your needs.

1. Digg Reader:

Digg Reader

Digg Reader is a great feed-tool that can be used as a perfect replacement to Google Reader. Having quite simple interface, this tool has everything that you may be looking for in RSS feed aggregator. At this point of time, this tool has very few, tiny features such as Instapaper button and Digg thumbs-up and thumb-down integration which are quite enough for Digg users. However, integration of other social media platforms and features can add to its success.

2. Feedly:

Feedly Reader

Feedly is one of the most renowned RSS feed aggregators that have been widely used to stay updated with the latest posts and publications of one’s subscribed websites. It is designed very well but the feeds keep on flowing constantly like a newspaper which often makes it hard for the users to find their desired feed. Along with the application on Android and iOS, it is also available as a web-based reader. You can easily download it on your mobile or can simply sign-up to web version for free.

3. The Old Reader:

The Old Reader

The Old Reader is yet another great tool that can sum up and show feeds of all your subscribed blogs in a single place. The Old Reader is highly known as the basic Google Reader because of almost the same interface, navigation and design. Furthermore, you can easily log-in with your Gmail account and import feeds from that account right-away. This tool is missing some cool features that you may want to have in a RSS aggregator. The barely available feature of this tool is Facebook integration only. However, still it is a great alternative to Google Reader.

4. Pulse:

Pulse Reader

Pulse by LinkedIn is a great RSS feed app for the professionals and businessmen. It gathers and brings the latest news, updates and analysis regularly to help you get prepared for your career advancement and next business meeting. The feeds and articles delivered by this app will be based on your interests and connections. Dissimilar to other tools, it allows you to directly share your feeds with your friends, followers and people you are connected with on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr and LinkedIn, of course.

5. AOL Reader:

AOL Reader

Reader by AOL Network is a great tool to remain up-to-date with the latest happenings. AOL Reader brings the best and fresh news and updates from your favorite websites. Dissimilar to other tools that only show the feeds of all RSS subscribed websites on a single page, it allows you to categorize the feeds and can have a look at each of your subscribed blog individually. Being simple and fast, it is really a good tool to replace Google Reader.

6. NetVibes:


Similar to any other good RSS reader, NetVibes allows its users to use pure feed approach. Besides this, it has some options that are difficult to find in any other RSS reader such as its dashboard setting. Making the most of its dashboard setting, one can easily create and manage widgets for particular feeds and folders and can move them around easily. Downside of this tool is that it is only web-based and there is no app available yet.

7. NewsBlur:


NewsBlur is a great feed reader tool that can easily fulfill needs of a real power user. If you are mobile user, do not worry. This tool has Android and iOS applications which can be downloaded for free. However, the free version maxes out at 64 feeds. In case you want to have more than that, you will need to go for the premium version for just $1 per month.

8. Flipboard:

Flipboard Reader

Last but not the least on our list of alternatives to Google Reader is Flipboard. It is a magazine-like mobile app that aggregates the feed from all subscribed sites and delivers them to user in a very well manner. If your feeds are mainly comprised of heavy images, then there is nothing best than Flipboard.

Bottom Line:

Above mentioned are some of the most reliable alternatives to Google Reader and there are many others available as well. In case you find any reliable alternative missing on this list, you are encouraged to suggest that tool via comments. We will consider your suggestion and will add in our list if found reliable.