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Both Lifehacker and CNET have been quick to dump out some options for alternatives. I think in terms of reading on the web and on mobiles (all the below have Android and iOS apps) the best options are: Feedly - Probably the most popular alternative, syncs directly to Google Reader for now. Main downside is that using it on the web requires installing a ...


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I just found Old Reader which purports to be "like Google Reader was back when it was good". It can import OPML files from Google Reader, has the same keyboard shortcuts, and seems to work pretty similarly. I'm about to try it out, and will post back once I get some impressions of it.


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If you don't mind self-hosting it, or finding someone who will, Tiny Tiny RSS is a Free Software web application with a similar look and feel of GReader. It comes with a mobile web UI and there are 3rd party native apps that interface with it.


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Feedly syncs directly to Google Reader for now, and will migrate your feeds off google reader when the time comes. They have a post simplifying the transition from Google Reader to feedly. Feedly runs in the browser and on various mobile devices. It supports categories for feeds like Google Reader. It supports j and k keyboard shortcuts for navigating ...


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At this time Google doesn't support private feeds. Though there are several workarounds.


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The like will show up as part of a count, and people you are sharing with will see when you like something. Your stars are private and only you can see what you have or haven't starred. If you want to track something to look back at later, use a star.


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Go to Google Reader. Go to the Settings page. Click on Folders and Tags. Your starred items are private, you can make them public. then you can access a public page which has a feed. Look at the XML, almost all XML from Google Reader has something that looks like this: <gr:continuation>CJyPg4L2wKIC</gr:continuation> take that and add it to ...


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at the bottom of the feed item there is a list of commands and one of them is "Keep Unread" or you can just press the m key to toggle the read/unread status of that item In regard to items not being available to mark unread after 30 days (i did not know this)...one approach to get around this is to use a service such as instapaper to save articles for ...


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I don't know of a way of doing it directly in Google Reader however Yahoo have a particularly nice rss/atom feed processing engine called Yahoo Pipes. This allows you to pull a number of feeds from other places apply translations and filtering to them, and then re-publish the modified feed. You can then set Google Reader (Or any other preferred RSS reader ...


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For Google Reader: (thanks Jared) In Google Reader, press Add Subscription. Type in the address of the user's Twitter page (e.g. http://twitter.com/codinghorror). For services that require an RSS feed: Go to the user's Twitter page (e.g. http://twitter.com/codinghorror). Find the link where it says RSS feed of [user's] tweets (see picture below) (e.g. ...


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It sorts feed by looking at item you have previously starred, shared or liked. In simple terms, it ranks the feed items according to your likeness ... your activities like which feeds you check the most and which you haven’t touched help reader decide feed rankings when sorted by magic. More info here; ...


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No. Actually Mark All As Read is not affecting your Trends at all. From the Trends point of view it would be the same if you leave them as Unread.


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As far as I know it is not possible to share articles in Google Reader to Google Plus. Google Reader expects a custom Send To link in the format of a URL where as Google Plus functionality requires Javascript to post/share items. EDIT The only alternative I can suggest is this Chrome Extension which adds the Google+1 button to your toolbar. This enables ...


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You can apply a tag to any single item in a subscription. If you place a subscription in a folder, all items in that subscription inherit that folder name as a tag. A tag will become a folder if you put a subscription in it. You can apply a "folder" to a single item just like a tag. When you click on a tag you'll see all items marked with that tag. When ...


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Go to Settings -> Import/Export -> Export your subscriptions as an OPML file. A little info about OPML files.


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To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout. (Emphasis added by me.) Source. And for a how-to, see below. Login to your Google Reader account ...


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In Google reader, hit the "F" key to put reader in full screen mode. See this link for all of the keyboard shortcuts, or press "?" in Google Reader to show a quick screen of available keyboard shortcuts (Thanks Lipis).


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Using 2-step authentication You can't log in to Google services without your password. What you can do however is activate 2-step verification: 2-step verification requires two independent factors for authentication, much like you might see on your banking website: your password, plus a code obtained using your phone. It's an extra ...


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You could style at least the sidebar for this session with a ninja design if you press ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A.


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Google has been phasing out Google Gears-supported features with the support that HTML5 provides for offline applications. According to this blog post on the official Google Reader blog, Google Reader's offline support was powered by Google Gears and was phased out effective 1 June 2010. The blog post also provides 3 clients (one OSX, one Windows, and one ...


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Go to https://www.youtube.com/account_sharing Check Subscribe to a channel Click Save Then, either: Go to http://youtube.com/my_subscriptions and use your browser's RSS-finding features Or add this URL to your RSS reader, inserting your YouTube username: ...


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Alternatives to Google Reader: Newsblur: This is a very good alternative more than anything in the way that organizes our feeds. Well minimalist, but with good use of colors to detail the importance of the news contained in the folders that have separated our RSS Newsblur and is promoting ways in which you can migrate your account to Google Reader them, ...


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There is at least one Greasemonkey script which can kind of get you there by actually pulling in the post from the website. google reader full feed changer Google Reader Preview Enhanced Gina Trapani's "Better GReader" Firefox extension includes a number of Greasemonkey scripts to improve the Google Reader experience, including "previews" for partial ...


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There's a GreaseMonkey script called Google Reader Filter which allows you to specify lists of words to kill - if the word appears in the title, that item gets dimmed. More info here and here


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You need to go to Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/takeout) and select Google Reader and do an export. The zipped file you download contains a fairly comprehensive export of your Google Reader settings: followers.json following.json liked.json notes.json shared-by-followers.json shared.json starred.json subscriptions.xml (an OPML file)


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If you tag every feed with a single tag (each feed can by in multiple tags/folders), you can make this tag public in the settings "Folders and Tags" tab and then use the feed provided by Google reader.


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In Settings, there is an option called 'In expanded view, mark items as read when you scroll past them.' under 'Scroll Tracking'. Unchecking that will prevent items from being marked as read when you are scrolling. The downside is that you now have to mark each one as read.


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Go to http://www.google.com/reader/shared/[your username] Click on "Atom Feed" and copy the URL Go to feedburner.google.com and add your feed. Go to "Publicize" → "Socialize" and add a Twitter account Check the formatting options to see how your feed is going to be tweeted


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Items older than 30 days can't be marked as unread. You'll still see them in your Saved items list but they're automaticaly read and can't be Unread.


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After logging to Google Reader, you can download the last 1000 items of each feed using the url http://www.google.com/reader/atom/feed/[feed_address]?n=1000. If you need to archive more than 1000 items, you have to follow this procedure (the key word is "continuation parameter").



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