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    Default Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Effective July 1st. I guess a lot of app developers are going to be busy. I'm an avid Reeder user on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac so I'm really bummed about this. I also often use Google Reader on the web.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Effective July 1st. I guess a lot of app developers are going to be busy. I'm an avid Reeder user on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac so I'm really bummed about this. I also often use Google Reader on the web.
    Oh Dang. I had no idea. I just read the official blog and found this statement:

    We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

    Declining usage? Really?
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    It's awful!!! It's my 2nd most used Google product after gmail. I hope the Reeder developer comes thru.

    I've tried using twitter as a replacement for RSS feeds but it just didn't work out well. Google Reader was just so much better along with the apps that run in top of it.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    I agree, Karen. I'm a heavy Twitter user -- specifically for political and up-to-the-minute Breaking news -- but to use it as an RSS reader, wouldn't feel right. I just finished archiving and downloading my Google Reader subscription via Google Takeout. Hopefully, the maker(s) of Reeder & Feeddler Pro will alter their app to allow for individual adding of subscriptions like we were able to with the old-school RSS apps.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    I haven't exported my feeds yet. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do. I also have tons of favorited articles. I often used Reader as a de facto bookmarking service.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    WHAT??!! i use Reeder as well Now what?
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    WHAT??!! i use Reeder as well Now what?
    I don't know!!! I'm waiting to see what Reeder's developer comes up with.
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    This seems ridiculous. Hopefully Reeder will grab some new servers and let us import our GReader subscriptions in directly.


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    This really sucks. I've been using Flipboard (iPhone and iPad) and Gruml (Mac) with Google Reader for years now. Anybody have any suggestions for a good cross platform RSS reader? (Guess we have until July to find one) Here's a petition to sign to try to get Google to not kill it.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    HERE is an interesting article regarding possible alternatives to Google Reader once it shuts down.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    All possible replacements are flaky at the moment because they are being bombarded with traffic.
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    Really sad day! The first thing I do with my morning coffee is go thru my reader feeds.

    I've tried to add all of my feeds to twitter and group them together. It's been ok but it's no reader!

    There's been a lot of negative activity about this lets hope it's enough to sway google to change their mind.
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    Google change it's mind?

    We'll see blinky LED notification lights on iPhones before Google chanes its mind on Reader....
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Here's a tweet from @reederapp:

    "Don't worry, Reeder won't die with Google Reader."

    Let us hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridiculocity View Post
    Really sad day! The first thing I do with my morning coffee is go thru my reader feeds.
    Same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Effective July 1st. I guess a lot of app developers are going to be busy. I'm an avid Reeder user on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac so I'm really bummed about this. I also often use Google Reader on the web.
    If you are a Flipboard customer it won't be a big deal because you will still have all your feeds coming to you. Flipboard is an app that allows you to view Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader in a magazine style format. I was crushed to hear that Google Reader was going away but was relieved to see that it will not effect Flipboard. After July 1, Flipboard will convert all your feeds to their feeder. You can add feeds and delete feeds even after July 1.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_fan View Post
    If you are a Flipboard customer it won't be a big deal because you will still have all your feeds coming to you. Flipboard is an app that allows you to view Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader in a magazine style format. I was crushed to hear that Google Reader was going away but was relieved to see that it will not effect Flipboard. After July 1, Flipboard will convert all your feeds to their feeder. You can add feeds and delete feeds even after July 1.
    But Flipboard doesn't have a desktop app and/or web app. I really want something that has an iPhone iPad and desktop app that stays sync'd between all of them. If Reeder can find another sync source I'll be sticking with them.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Am I the only one here who didn't use this service? I think that there are good variants to replace it. However, it is strange that Google decided to shut it. Feeds are rather popular...
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KaterinaM View Post
    Am I the only one here who didn't use this service?
    No, you are not and, according to Google, usage has declined since its debut in 2005.
    I think that there are good variants to replace it.
    There are replacements, but are they as good as Google Reader? A lot of newer ones are focusing their attention on being a social-based news service. Personally, I don't want that. I want the old tried & true RSS service.
    However, it is strange that Google decided to shut it. Feeds are rather popular...
    From a business standpoint, I do understand why they are discontinuing the service, although I prefer that they'd keep it going.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    I can't tell you how upset I'm been since hearing this.
    Heavy, heavy, heavy user of Google Reader on my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.
    Please post news about any alternatives we can consider when they sort out syncing between all devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    I can't tell you how upset I'm been since hearing this.
    Heavy, heavy, heavy user of Google Reader on my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.
    Please post news about any alternatives we can consider when they sort out syncing between all devices.
    TIA
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    Any chance FlipBoard will develop a web base site or even an app for us MacBook or PC users.
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    Not good. What the heck!
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    Default Re: Oh no!!! Google Reader discontinued!!!

    Ok guys, I've been using the Feedly app on my iPhone, iPad and acessing Feedly.com through my MacBook Air for the past few days.
    Good solution for those who need access through all three.

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    Wow... Google is cutting everybody off. That's disappointing
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