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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 | Scoop.it
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: http://multiplx.com/support/help.html


Coming Soon features: http://multiplx.com/support/google-reader.html


Highlly recommended for serious information scavengers and hunters.


Request an invite now: http://multiplx.com/



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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! :)
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News Discovery: The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur

News Discovery: The Google Reader Open-Source Alternative Is Here and It's Called NewsBlur | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Created by Samuel Clay as an open-source app, NewsBlur is a fully working web-based Google Reader alternative that allows you to subscribe, aggregate and read to up to 64 RSS feeds for free.


NewsBlur provides for each feed an "original", a "feed" and a "story" view allowing you to see the content both as it appeared on the original site as well as stripped out of its web design template.

Newsblur is free for up to 64 feeds. If you want more, pay 12/24/36$ (you choose) for one year and get "unlimited everything while supporting an independent developer.


Recommended. 9/10


Browser extension for Safari, Firefox and Chrome: http://www.newsblur.com/reader/autologin/RobinGood/5d9fcb76cb08?next=goodies 


Download free iPhone app: http://www.newsblur.com/iphone/ 

Download Android app: https://market.android.com/details?id=bitwrit.Blar  


Read more about it inside this thread: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3862692 


Try it out now: http://www.newsblur.com/ 

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