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Alternatives to Google Reader for OS X and iOS users

Google caused a stir yesterday when it announced that it will shut down Google reader this summer. Though you have a few months to migrate to a new RSS reader, now is the time to start looking at alternatives. We've compiled a list of web services, OS X clients and iOS apps for you to consider...

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Google to shut down Google Reader, Snapseed for Mac among others

Fans of Google Reader are going into mourning, as Google has announced that it is shutting down the RSS reader service on July 1. As part of its now annual spring cleaning initiative, Google says service usage has declined. It urges people to find an alternative in the three and a half months...

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Reeder for Mac now available on Mac App Store

Reeder, a popular Google Reader client on iOS, is now out of beta and available on the Mac App Store. While the beta version of Reeder for the Mac was free to test, the 1.0 release will set you back US$9.99, more than twice the price of the iPad version. That $9.99 offers syncing with Google...

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New version of Flipboard adds Google Reader, Facebook Groups and more

Popular magazine-style reading app Flipboard has announced major changes to its iPad application, bringing with it support for Flickr, Facebook Groups and Google Reader. The new version also includes improved Twitter and social networking integration. Named iPad App of the Year, Flipboard has...

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Reeder client for Google Reader now available for iPad

It's been a busy few weeks for iPad RSS clients. The Early Edition saw an update, Pulse got keynote love followed by a quick yank from/return to the App Store... it's almost as if the whole Newspad idea is starting to catch on. Judging by our inbox volume, a lot of you are very excited about...

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First Look: Byline 3.0 for iPhone

The folks over at Phantom Fish software have released version 3 of their popular Byline feed reader app for the iPhone. The update brings with it several new features, including integration with Instapaper, gesture-based navigation, and improved performance. Byline works by fetching a list of...

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Beta Beat: Gruml brings GReader to the Mac desktop

I discovered Gruml a while back, but didn't write about it right away because there were too many glitches in the first beta to make it really interesting. Thankfully, recent releases have smoothed out the vast majority of the kinks, and I can now present -- with gusto -- a great RSS reader that...

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NetNewsWire starts syncing with Google Reader, NewsGator Online perishes

I have fervently wished for a desktop client to work with Google Reader for as long as Reader has been around. NewsGator finally answered my plea, announcing that NetNewsWire and the rest of the NewsGator RSS Reader Suite would be syncing solely with Google Reader after August 31, 2009. This signals...

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TUAW Interview: Milo Bird of Phantom Fish

On Tuesday, Phantom Fish released an update to Byline, its Google Reader-slash-offline browser app for iPhone and iPod touch. Byline's developer, Milo Bird, has been hard at work since Byline 1.0 was released, making improvements to the app based on his users' feedback. Last week, Milo took some...

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Byline 2.0 update a huge improvement: adds tag support, mini browser

Phantom Fish yesterday updated Byline to version 2.0, adding functionality to browse by tag, and a spiffy new wood-grain interface. I briefly reviewed Byline 1.0 in July, but wanted to re-visit the application after the update. Byline 2.0 is a Google Reader client and offline browser for the iPhone...

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Google Reader problems

Several readers have let us know that our feed isn't updating in Google Reader. Our team of crack web ninjas is looking into this and I have faith that a solution will be found shortly. Until that time I suggest Google Reader users visit TUAW.com and repeatedly hit Command-R. Thanks to everyone who...

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TUAW Tip: Setting Google Reader as your default RSS handler

April 2011: Post updated to remove links to older Google Reader Notifier and link to official Google Notifier tool. I'll admit it, I goofed. The screenshot for my post on using MisFox to set your Internet helper applications shows "Google Reader.app" in the pop-up of choices for the default RSS...

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Nice Mac-like theme for Google Reader

I'm a real fan of Google Reader. It's quick, easy and accessable from my browser, so I don't have to keep a second app open just to check my feeds. There is one thing it lacks, however, and that's a Mac-like appearance. That's why I like this theme by Hicksdesign. It will work with Firefox, Camino,...

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Google Reader Notifier for Mac OS X

I posted earlier this month of my love for the recently refreshed Google Reader, though for many users it's still missing one key feature: a notification utility for new headlines. Some newsreader apps and services have all sorts of widgets and menubar apps that can notify users of new content in...

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Make Bloglines look more Mac like

It is the perennial debate amongst RSS newsreader users, do you use a desktop application or a web application? Our very own David Chartier has made the jump to Google Reader, but they aren't the only guys in town with a recent upgrade. Bloglines has overhauled their service, and it is much more...

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