Google Reader is retiring

These are sad, sad news… Google is retiring their awesome Google Reader product.

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.

Yes, I know, it’s not now, and I can get all my subscription data, but it’s still sad.  I guess it’s time to give BazQux Reader a little bit more attention.  Any other worthy alternatives?

P.S.: Slashdot discussion provides some …

8 thoughts on “Google Reader is retiring”

  1. I suggest you try Feed Fiend, available at I built it for myself when Google Reader started going downhill. Feed Fiend is totally free, and the one-click subscribe tool makes it super easy to find new feeds. Go try it out.

    Aaron Wright,

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