The Old Reader


As you’ve probably heard, Google is getting rid of Google Reader this summer. There’s been lots of talk about what subscription services are out there to use instead. Bloglovin‘ is a popular answer and while I do like Bloglovin’, it only shows a truncated version of the post and makes you click-out in order to read it in its entirety. So, I kept looking for an alternative that included this feature. Enter: The Old Reader. TOR looks and works virtually the same as Google Reader, plus The Old Reader has a tool you can use to import over your existing Google Reader feed. So there you have it folks, a simple alternative to manage all of your subscriptions.

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  1. Diana says:

    Funny, I was having a similar dilema. I ended up choosing feedly, for the desktop and mobile features. I think you would totally like the simplicity and cleanliness of the site.

  2. Danica says:

    I’m definitely a fan of bloglovin’. Have you tried using the bloglovin’ frame? You can find it in the settings and helps you get through all the blogs you follow really quickly. :)

  3. leanne says:

    I checked out the Old reader but have really been enjoying Feedly because there is an app! I can check from my phone or ipad which is wonderful!

  4. Krysten says:

    Or maybe Google could stop getting rid of things that aren’t broken, lol.

  5. Tiera says:

    Oh, Google. Destroying yet another thing I love :( Haha. i’ve been using The Old Reader for a couple of weeks now and I’m really liking it. It integrates easily with Pocket, which I also use a lot, and is really easy and simple to use. I find that it’s a little slower than Google Reader, and I sometimes have to wait for TOR to connect and for posts to load — but I’m gonna chalk that up to growing pains for now!

  6. jane says:

    I’ve been browsing all the various blog reading options, and I think feedly is my favourite. I love that I can save posts for later. That way if I have favourites that I might want to read over again, I can find them straight away. And, it has a stylish, online magazine kind of look. Very pretty on the eyes.

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April 8, 2013 Geek Chic