This is part three in a multi-part series. Part one: Newsblur Part two: Feedbin Feedly is the only “free” service I’ve examined in this series. It is at least partially ad supported. The ads aren’t particularly obtrusive, but I would still prefer to pay for the service and not worry about how they are mucking with my reading. In this way, it’s very reminiscent of Google Reader. As with other Google Reader alternatives, there is an explosion of development and advancement happening with Feedly.
This is part II in a series. Previously I covered Newsblur. Feedbin is a $2 per month replacement for Google Reader. It provides most of the basic controls and similar API of Google Reader, but with a muted aesthetic. That means apps like Reeder for iPad and Mr. Reader on iOS can support it in the future. But, right now only Reeder for iPhone supports Feedbin as a sync service.
Introduction Google Reader is essentially dead. Its passed on. This reader is no more. It has ceased to be. Kicked the bucket. Shuffled off its mortal coil. I’ll miss the syncing service, but I was never really thrilled with the interface so it’s a minor loss. Rather than throw out a bunch of alternatives that I’ve never used more than five minutes, I’ll give you my opinions from the ground up.