As most of you have already heard, come this summer Google Reader will be no more. Personally I’ve never used Google Reader in my life because I’ve always used things like NetNewsWire to keep all of the blogs I read organized, but I can see how annoying this is for everyone that has grown to love and depend on it. After doing lots of research I have found some alternatives for you so that you can still enjoy Your Modern Couple from the comfort of your own sofa :)
First up is bloglovin. I’ve had bloglovin for a while, but have never had the need to use it, so after fiddling with it the other day it is a very nice alternative to Google Reader. Your blogroll is to the left with your unread count in parenthesis. When you click on a blog a feed of unread posts appears on the right and voila! You’re back in business. You can search for any blog name at the top and keep all of your favorites organized. It’s nice and simple.
The App is very much like the website, very straightforward. When you open it your feed is instantly brought up with a small button in the upper left that once clicked will list all of your favorite blogs and their unread count. Nice!
I personally like a feed reader with a little more oomph. So after doing lots of research I came across feedly. Feedly can be accessed through your Google login information and it is just so pretty. And functional! To the left you have several categories of your choosing with your favorite blogs organized under each one. The middle area is your feed which you can view as a list without photos, photos and a small blurb, larger photos and a smaller blurb, or as a full post. Then to the right you can see your entire blogroll while having the ability to search for more. When you click on a blog it will even share with you some other blogs that you may be interested in. Dangerously addicting.
Here is how it looks if you click on one specific blog. It’s basically the same exact setup, except it will only focus on that one blog rather than mixing all of your blogroll together.
The App is what truly won me over. It is just so seamless and organized. And color coded! Love that.
Once you click on a blog to read it will list the unread posts with small photos, a title, along with likes, the author, and how long ago it was posted. Then once you click on a particular post the full post appears which you can read in the app or safari. You can bookmark it to read later, and you can share it with social media. So fun!
So although our beloved Google Reader has bit the dust, there are still several options for you to have a wonderful blogging experience. Personally I don’t care which route you decide to take, as long as you keep reading ;)
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