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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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
At this time Google doesn't support private feeds. Though there are several workarounds.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
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).
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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
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 ...
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)
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: ...
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
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").
Does interfacing with Reader provide processing improvements over pulling the feeds directly? If you're analyzing (and enriching?) feeds, I'm guessing you're running something like Calais and Solr as part of your processing stack. With 1600 feeds you're talking about a serious number of entries to deal with. Does Reader provide enough bandwidth to pull the ...
This post explains the differences. The ability to "Add Star" is Google Reader’s equivalent of a "read it later" tool. When you click on the "Like" link at the bottom of a feed item, your name is simply added to a list of all other people who also clicked "Like" for that item.
I think this happens when you "mark all items as read". I hope you'll understand when I DON'T test this myself; I keep items unread all the time. EDIT: It appears to also happen for really old content. I haven been able to keep up with some of my feeds, and Google Reader eventually decided to mark old items as read and prevented be from undoing it.
Simple answer is no. More complex answer is... As far as I know, Google Reader is only a RSS reader. A good one, but only a reader. If you don't know the RSS format (or Atom, for that purpose, there is no difference), just follow me a little. A RSS file contains a list of dated events. Basically, in a feed, there are some infos for each event: event ...
Headover to your facebook profile -> Wall -> click on settings -> stories posted by you -> Imported stores -> Google Reader. Add your public URL, and that's it. You can get your public URL from Google Reader Shared Settings.
Use the Google Reader Bookmarklet It allows you to click a link on your bookmarks toolbar and it automatically shares the page you're currently on through Google Reader, exactly what you want I think.
Typing s will toggle the star status of the current item. There are a lot of other shortcut descriptions at Google Reader Help FAQ, such as the keys j and k to move up & down the individual items. without opening them. I do not know though how to move the selected item (which is what gets starred) by anything more than 1 at a time. I assume you are ...
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