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Last call: Google Reader shuts down today

Last call: Google Reader shuts down today

Google’s popular feed reading service, Reader, is shutting down today. If you haven’t backed up your data, you should do so immediately. Check out our guide on how to export your Google Reader data.

The death of Google Reader has spawned a ton of alternative news reading apps and services. Feedly is a top choice, and offers one click migration of all your Google Reader data. Unfortunately your history, saved stories, and read counts won’t be synced over so but you’ll at least have all of your feeds.

Digg has also released their Digg Reader app for iOS and the web, just in time for Google Reader’s closure. Digg Reader is very much still in beta so expect some bugs.

AOL also has an entrant in the feed reader race with AOL Reader. The design is similar to that of Digg Reader’s with a minimalistic interface. It’s a traditional two column design with feeds on the left and stories on the right.

These are just a few apps to get you started reading your feeds again. All of the readers mentioned in this article have easy one-click import features for Google Reader users, making the transition as painless as possible. Many Google Reader replacements are still working on new features so look forward to those updates soon.

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