Google Is Shutting Down Google Reader July 1, 2013: Time to Get a New RSS Reader!

FYI - if you haven't seen the news yet, Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader as of July 1, 2013.

If you are a huge Google fan (like yours truly) and rely upon using Google Reader to keep up to date on your favorite blogs and sites via your computer, mobile phone, or tablet, you'll need to find a new RSS feed reader.

I did a little searching as soon as I saw the message on my Google Reader page and found some good articles detailing alternatives to Google Reader.  Check these out:

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here are the Best Alternatives from LifeHacker

12 Google Reader Alternatives from Marketing Land

I've already made the change to Feedly and I already find myself really liking it.   If you have all your feeds in Google Reader, Feedly has you taken care of with their seamless transition option; you can read about it here.

Feedly is free (love that!) and you have some options with how you view your feeds.  You can view them in a traditional Google Reader type format where you see the titles of each new post or update.  Feedly also has a eye-popping magazine format that organizes your feeds each day in an easy to follow, image-rich manner. 

If you're looking for even more alternatives to Google Reader, simply google "Google Reader Alternatives" and you'll find about a gazillion articles.  Just make sure to make a decision and make a change before Google Reader disappears on July 1, 2013.