Many people are looking for an alternative to Google Reader, which will be discontinued on July 1st. As someone who 1) manages feeds on a variety of topics of interest to me and my clients and 2) has never used Google Reader for finding and managing my RSS feeds, I offer my favorite Google Reader replacements:
Use a browser add-on - I like opening a browser and seeing my Sage feeds displayed in a pane on the left side of the window. I'm much more likely to stay up-to-date when everything is just a click away.
Download an app - On my iPad, I use Flipboard. I love how it helps me discover new content and the nice magazine format.
Create some pipes - OK, I admit that I'm geek-inclined, so I enjoy the programming and visualization aspects of Yahoo! Pipes. But, be sure to watch the How to Build a Pipe in Just Minutes video, because - as they say on the website - "Pipes only sound hard."
Try Twitter- Consider bypassing RSS completely and using dashboards, lists, and other tools for trapping and organizing valuable Twitter content. I use HootSuite on my laptop, phone, and iPad and find it's a great way to manage multiple feeds.
What do you use for capturing and managing RSS feeds?
This originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of ResearchNOTES, a monthly email bulletin with my top tips for online research.