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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
Curated by Robin Good
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May 1, 2013 11:57 AM!

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From | Content Curation World |

Robin Good's insight:

If you are still looking for a Google Reader alternative, I have put together a growing and useful reference of all the tools I have identified myself, that could be valid replacements when, on July 1st 2013, Google Reader will be retired.

So far there are over 30 tools that I have identified as valid alternatives to the original Google Reader.

I have not yet provided additional information, specs or comments for each tool I have put aside, as I have simply collected, after having verified each, those that were active and interesting enough for my needs.

P.S.: Google is closing down Reader because in my view, Google Now and Google+ replace fully all of the services offered by Reader while building the foundations for a social, community-based information ecosystem.

Full list:

P.S.: Feel free to suggest additional tools that should be part of this list in the comments.

Serge Courrier's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:13 AM

Pas beaucoup de commentaires... mais comme toujours un joli travail de sélection de la part de Robin Good et quelques solutions que je ne connaissais pas !

Gerda van Doorn's comment, May 5, 2013 4:01 AM
Another possibility is Symbaloo, great for categorising.
Gianluigi Spagnoli's comment, May 6, 2013 3:39 AM
Tnx for the suggestion.
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April 19, 2013 6:22 PM!

RSS Reader Reinvented: The Best Google Reader Alternative (after Feedly) Is MultiPLX

RSS Reader Reinvented: The Best Google Reader Alternative (after Feedly) Is MultiPLX | Content Curation World |
RSS Reader Reimagined; Everything you want to read - news, your favorite blogs, art and more - in one convenient place designed for you.
Robin Good's insight:

Developed by Kosmaz Technologies, MultiPLX is a truly excellent web-based RSS newsreader, that is worth, together with Feedly, the crown of best Google Reader alternative.

The great thing of MultiPLX is that you don't have to know anything about RSS to be able to extract immediate value from it. For example, by using the available bookmarklet, you can easily subscribe to any web site that you want to follow, without having to find its RSS feed. You click on the bookmarklet as you vist the site that interests you and from that moment on, anytime they publish something, you are going to get it inside MultiPLX.

Just like in Google Reader you can create folders and use them to group together relevant feeds / publications / sites. Better than G Reader each folder and its set of sites / feeds can be visualized as a Pinterest-like dashboard that you can easily browse to scan incoming news. News that you have read get a fade-out look that makes it easier to look for what you haven't read yet.

You can visualize entire folders as a visual stream of news as well as individual feeds by selecting exactly what you are interested into from a drop down menu.

Like Google Reader you can "like", "favorite" or "share" any news story to any social media channel among Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instapaper or send it directly to any email.

Each story can be read properly in a clean, unclettered interface (whether windowed or in full-screen) allowing the information curator to dive into specific stories without many visual distractions.

It is also possible to add any number of additional RSS feeds by specifying their URLs, as well as importing your full set of existing Google Reader subscriptions directly as an OPML file. Export functions are also fully available for all types of items shared, favorited, liked or subsscribed to.

N.B.: Managing folders and deleting stuff you don't want may still be quite a bit more cumbersome than it used to be in Google Reader, but hopefully this part will be improved soon.

Note: I have just checked again the latest release of Feedly, and - no doubt about it, Feedly interface, backend management, features, display options and UI are a step above the excellent Multiplx good traits, but still, this is a great alternative to be supported.

More info:

Coming Soon features:

Highlly recommended for serious information scavengers and hunters.

Request an invite now:

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:41 AM

Google gaat de Google Reader service, een rss feedreader, stopzetten. Nu is Feedly een uitstekende vervanger, maar ook MultiPLX lijkt een goed alternatief. Het design heeft veel weg van Pinterest. Toch denk ik niet dat ik mijn Feedly account snel zal opgeven.

Maria Palaska's comment, May 9, 2013 8:02 AM
thanks for the information!
Sam Stormborn Ormandy's comment, May 9, 2013 8:07 AM
You're welcome Maria! :)