Google Reader Alternatives: Last week, we reported that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is shutting down its popular Reader service. While this is a huge disappointment to many – leading to petitions from a variety of groups – it is not the end of the world. Rather than worry about what the final days of this service will bring, it is time to take a closer look at what you should be doing in the future.
If everything stays the same, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) plans on closing the doors on its Reader service by July 1, 2013. Even if it makes it until the final day, you only have a few months left.
While there is a chance that the search engine giant could cave to pressure and keep this service live, there is no indication that this is going to happen.
With all this in mind, you have one question to answer: what are the best alternatives to use instead of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Reader?
Fortunately, you have quite a few options. While you are not going to find something that is identical to the service from Google, there are many competitors that have quite a bit to offer.
Trial and error may come into play when attempting to make a final decision on which reader to use next. After all, you may want to experiment with more than one option before deciding which one is right for you.
At this point, you have two options: sit around and feel bad for yourself because Google Reader is closing down forever, or begin your search for an alternative. Like most, you are going to choose the latter.
Without any further delay, let’s take a closer look at six alternatives to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Reader, including some basic information on why these are among the most popular choices.