The Google Reader shut down is imminent, and RSS app developers are scrambling to move their apps away from the Google sync service. Some third-party apps have selected Feedly or Feedbin to drive their syncing, while others have decided to go it alone with their own syncing solution. Still others have decided to become a standalone reader with no syncing until they have time to evaluate which syncing service is the best for their customers.
Here is a list of popular third-party RSS reading software and their current syncing status:
iOS Reader Apps
Mr. Reader [iPad; $3.99] Syncs with BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and Fever.
Reeder for iPhone [iPhone; Free] Syncs with Feedbin and Fever now. Also standalone/local RSS without syncing. Feedly and Feed Wrangler (No support for smart streams yet in Reeder) in version 3.2, which is pending approval.
Reeder for iPad [iPad; Free] App will be pulled until a new version with syncing is available.
Slow Feeds [iOS Universal; $2.99] Syncs with Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, FeedHQ and NewsBlur.
Newsify [iOS Universal; Free] Syncs with Feedly.
Byline for iPhone [iPhone; $2.99] Syncs with Feedly.
Byline Universal [iOS Universal; Free with IAP] Syncs with Feedly.
Favs [iOS Universal; $2.99] Syncs with Feedbin.
Readlines for Feedbin [iOS Universal; $0.99] Syncs with Feedbin.
Bulletin for Feedbin [iPhone; $0.99] Syncs with Feedbin.
NewsBar [iPhone; $3.99] Standalone reader with iCloud sync. iPad version coming soon.
OS X Reader Apps
Readkit for Mac [OS X; $4.99] Syncs with Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler. Also standalone RSS capabilities.
Favs [OS X; $9.99] Syncs with Feedbin.
Reeder for Mac [OS X; Free] App will be pulled until a new version with syncing is available.
NewsBar [OS X; $4.99] Standalone reader with iCloud sync to the iPhone.
For those who have chosen a Google Reader replacement and are looking for apps, here is a list of third-party RSS Readers organized by service.
- Feedly: Mr. Reader, Reeder for iPhone (pending App Store approval), Newsify, Byline for iPhone and Byline Universal.
- Feed Wrangler: Mr. Reader , Reeder for iPhone (pending App Store approval), Slow Feeds and Readkit for Mac.
- Feedbin: Mr. Reader , Reeder for iPhone, Slow Feeds, Favs, Readlines for Feedbin, Bulletin for Feedbin and Readkit for Mac.
- Fever: Mr. Reader , Reeder for iPhone and Readkit for Mac.
- NewsBlur: Slow Feeds.
- Standalone: Pulse, Caffeinated for Mac, Leaf RSS Reader for Mac and NewsBar for iOS and OS X.