Google Reader is shutting down on 1 July. That’s just two days away! I better stop procrastinating and find an alternative.
So what RSS sync services do we have available:
- Feed Wrangler
- $18.99 per year.
- Web interface, iPhone app and iPad app available.
- Reeder 3.2 (not yet available, but has been submitted to the App Store) will support it.
- Supports “Smart streams” (think smart play list in iTunes), which I think I might find handy.
- Supports “Filters”.
- $2 per month.
- Supported by Reeder for iPhone.
- Supports tags.
- Seems like the focus is on the web app aspects, rather than a syncing service. I’m not really interested in that, I prefer native apps.
I’ve decided to go with Feed Wrangler for the following reasons:
- Seems like it has good focus on being a fast and reliable syncing service.
- Reeder for iPhone supports it, and Reeder for iPad and Mac will likely support it in the future.
- The smart streams feature sounds like it could be useful.
Feedbin looks like it would also be a good choice, but I had to choose one.
In terms of a RSS client, I have been using Reeder on all my devices (Mac, iPhone and iPad) for a while now, and I am really happy with it. Unfortunately, only Reeder for iPhone supports Feed Wrangler, but support for iPad and Mac looks like it’ll come eventually. In the mean time, I guess I’ll use the Feed Wrangler app on iPad, and the the Feed Wrangler web interface on the Mac.