Every morning when I open up my Google Reader, the message that it will not be in use by the 1st of July greets me. It’s beyond me why successful and popular application would get the axe. Just like that favourite TV show with so much potential that gets axed just as you are getting addicted to it. C’est la vie, life goes on and as much as it saddens me, I feel like I’ve been evicted from my own home or something, have had to search for an alternative.
No one likes change, but if you change to something good it would lessen the impact and make the process easier. I’ve searched high and low on the internet looking for an alternative and realised that manyt fellow Google reader mourners are switching to feedly, so I decided to try it first and the transition was as quick as a blink! feedly encourages you to use them by having a one click google reader importer button on their website, two clicks later and you’d think you are indeed in Google reader! No mess, no fuss, business as usual. If anything, feedly looks and feels more organised than the legacy Google reader.
You might want to check out the alternatives before you commit to feedly, but I personally wouldn’t bother. Now that the matter is sorted out I can say good bye Google Reader, thank you for the memories. It was good while it lasted, and hello feedly!