Three Great Alternative RSS Readers to Google Reader

Google Reader was arguably one of the best RSS feeds out there, but was shut down back in July. However, there are tons of top RSS feeds for alternative ways to get your news fix. After all, that is what RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is for, to get the latest, greatest news and content from your favorite sites. The best part is that they’re all free RSS feeds, too!

Here is a short list of some of the best RSS feeds that you can use!


Ellis Hamburger, a writer at The Verge, claims that Feedly is the overall best RSS feed. It features a magazine style view, keyboard shortcuts, tags, but its best feature, according to The Verge, is its excellent mobile apps. You can also separate your feeds in a variety of different ways, and save content and stories to other apps, like Evernote.

Digg Reader

Whitson Gordon, a writer at Lifehacker, says that Digg Reader is the best RSS feed to find out what the crowd is reading, which means its the best way to view top stories across a plethora of different sites. Gawker writes, “Like Feedly, Digg’s reader takes the familiar Google Reader interface and cleans it up a bit, with a few added features like Instapaper sharing, Digg integration (duh), and a ‘Popular’ filter that shows you which articles in your feeds are trending right now.”

The Old Reader

Designed in response to Google Reader’s shutdown, The Old Reader markets itself as what Google Reader used to be, and as the “ultimate social RSS reader.” Lifehacker calls it a “simple, web-based RSS reader with lots of great sharing features,” and it has the same familiarity as Google Reader.

If you have any questions about the best RSS feeds, or any opinions of your own, feel free to share in the comments!