Most of us may regret for the fact that Google Reader is now no longer in existence however there is no reason to fret, as it is not the end of the road. On the contrary, there are quite a number of reading apps that work as a suitable alternative. These apps operate just as good and in some ways even better. They come with embedded features and easy import tools to keep you in control of things.
For those who are not familiar with Google Reader here is some insight. Before this reader was nixed down it was an all time favorite for most webmasters to place web content in one place so that visitors could read later on. Due to some business decision, Google chose to discontinue with Reader but perhaps with a little push who knows Google may decide to continue with this tool once again. However in the mean time here are five good alternatives to Google Reader which can be considered as viable options:
Feedly has been a preferred choice for many SEO professionals for the simple reason that it offers you to easily transfer your current Google Reader feeds. The Reader itself has a very simple to use interface and is available free of cost. It has been seen to offer good support for iPhone, Android for Chrome, Safari, FF and Kindle.
Just like Feedly, this is again another free app but the difference is that it is mostly used to publish a magazine like content and not the kind of content that you would find for web blogs or for news articles. However it allows you to easily import any Google feed. The tool also has a search feature through which you can find new content. Since, it retains magazine like design from any source so the reader has a magazine like look.
The concept of Fever is liked by many but the only downfall with this app is that it is not a hosted service. It is built using PHP and MySQL applications that need to be run on your very own server. If you are comfortable with that then this reader can do miracles. The basis of the degree of hotness of any article, it would offer an unbiased ranking system. It also sorts out your feeds and picks the most frequently talked one.
Pulse as an online reader offers a fine blend of speed and beauty. You can read your favorite blog postings, online magazines, e-news, social networking and much more. Since this reader is compatible with iOS and Android, so you can see a magazine like layout of any web page. Pulse is free and it also allows easy transfer of feeds.
If you ask any SEO expert then they would agree to the fact that NetVibes has been in existence for a while now and is still alive and kicking. At first look, you would notice that it is far better than any RSS reader. It offers i-Google style widgets and both free and paid accounts. What is so unique about this reader is that it is more geared towards business news and hard facts.
About the Author: Sachin Aggarwal has 7 Years of experience in Internet Marketing, he is now acting as Technical Head for ITChimes. He is really passionate for Internet Marketing and enjoys everything what he does.