Back Up Your Subscriptions The single most important thing you can do before July 1 ends is to back up your existing Google Reader subscriptions. This file can be used to import your subscriptions to other feed reading services. The service, which offers web, Android and iOS apps, can interact with your existing Google Reader account or store feeds on its own backend. The most promising aspect of Feedly is that the company is committed to making the migration from Google Reader to its own sync servers seamless. Even better, Feedly has made good on its promise to offer support for third-party apps, including Reeder, Press, Mr. Of course, Digg Reader and Feedly aren't the only alternatives. Desktop apps such as Reeder for Mac, NetNewsWire and Feed Demon all rely or relied on Google Reader for syncing and as a feed source. While many of those apps have since been updated to remove Google Reader support (and thus manage feeds only within that app) or to include support for other feed services such as Feedbin, Feed Wrangler and Feedly, not every app has. Users can continue to use it as a desktop news reading app, but it won't sync read status or subscriptions with any other applications. The Mac and iPad versions of Reeder are also no longer being sold in the App Store but future versions of the app that support other feed reading services will be available in the future.
If you’ve been putting off moving away from Google Reader — or if you are just now hearing about the shutdown for the first time — we’ve got some tips for everything you need to do before July 2.
Back Up Your Subscriptions
The single most important thing you can do before July 1 ends is to back up your existing Google Reader subscriptions.
To do that, make sure you’re logged into your Google Reader account and then click this link: http://www.google.com/reader/subscriptions/export. This will download an XML file with all of your subscriptions.
If you’re just getting to this after July 1, Google will have its data available in Google Takeout. Inside the bundle of files backed up from Google Reader will be a google-reader-subscriptions.xml file. This file can be used to import your subscriptions to other feed reading services.
Choose an Alternative
Once your data is backed up, the next step is to pick a feed reading alternative. There are literally dozens of alternatives but we’ve amassed what we think are the most promising in this gallery.