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Feedly Cloud Available to All Users Two Weeks Before Google Reader Shuts Down, Press Updates With Support

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The end is near, folks. Google Reader will officially shut down on July 1 whether you are ready for it or not. Thankfully, services like Feedly have stepped up to the plate to make sure that RSS addicts still have options when that day arrives. In a blog post this morning, Feedly announced that their replacement service, Feedly Cloud, is now available to everyone. With Feedly Cloud, the RSS replacement service now has an entire platform to make them completely independent of Google Reader, which is a good thing since we are days away from Google’s RSS service shutting down. 

Feedly Cloud can be used simply by visiting cloud.feedly.com from any browser, for free. Once there, you’ll be prompted to sign-up for service with an option to import your Google Reader list. I highly recommend that you do not put this off – the last thing you want to do is hit July 2 and wonder why your RSS app is no longer populating with new articles.

And speaking of apps, Feedly has already acknowledged that popular RSS readers like Press and gReader will work with the new cloud service in the future. Press went ahead and pushed an update to their Android app this morning, and sure enough it includes Feedly Cloud support. gReader has yet to see an update, though we would assume it’ll be here before July 1.

Also, don’t forget that the Feedly app for Android is a hell of an app. It’s UI and gesture-based browsing can take some getting used to, but once you do, I think you’ll love it.

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If Feedly doesn’t sound like the service for you, at least make sure you download your data for Google Reader through Google Takeout.

Last, Digg is also building an RSS service, however, they have yet to even launch the platform publicly. They are hoping to do so next week, but and Android app isn’t going to be released for a month or two.

Play Links:  Feedly | Press

Via:  Feedly Blog

  • Brandon Golway

    I switched over to Feedly web soon after I knew that Reader was going to die, I probably haven’t used Reader in a month or two. I was still using gReader Pro for a while but for about the past month I’ve solely been using Feedly on my phone. I may go back to gReader Pro because it makes it really easy to scan through all my feeds and only read the ones that I want without pictures and everything getting in the way.

  • gpzbc

    I was reluctant at first, but I really enjoy the feedly android app.

  • Keith0606

    its easy but one thing i don’t like is that even after i mark items as read they still seem to show on the screen even after i also set the filter to show unread only. s

  • Keith0606

    its easy but one thing i don’t like is that even after i mark items as read they still seem to show on the screen even after i also set the filter to show unread only. s

    • Keith0606

      only happens when you have no unread items remaining and you refresh the page and there are still no new items.

  • Erica C.

    I’m in the same boat as Nemesis099, but I’m still on IE 8. I only see a blank page when I visit the page. I’ll stick with Netvibes, though it doesn’t have an android app.

  • Erica C.

    I’m in the same boat as Nemesis099, but I’m still on IE 8. I only see a blank page when I visit the page. I’ll stick with Netvibes, though it doesn’t have an android app.

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    Switched Press over to Feedly. Glad they made it so easy!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/nemesis099 Nemesis099

    This doesn’t seem to work on IE9 (forced to use it at work).

    • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

      compatibility button?

    • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

      compatibility button?

    • John

      F12..change compatibility to ie8

  • Robert Willis

    I’ll stick with my rolling my own reader with TT-RSS. I supposed Feedly is fine for some but I’m tired of relying on someone else.

    • John

      I’m running ttrss as well, but I’d use Feedly if I didn’t have another choice. They’ve made it possible to look exact like a Reader, and they’ve continuously pumped out great updates.