Download Google Reader - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Chrome

    70.0.3538.102

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    The quickest, smartest browser

    8
    45231 votes
    • PROS: Thousand of extensions and themes, Exceptional performance, Incognito mode, Translation and integrated PDF reader, Data synchronization, Privacy management
    • CONS: Sometimes passwords are not imported, Some pages look bad, Only block 10% of malware
  • Google Chrome (64-bit)

    1.3.33.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The quickest, smartest browser

    7
    16811 votes
    • PROS: Thousand of extensions and themes, Exceptional performance, Incognito mode, Translation and integrated PDF reader, Data synchronization, Privacy management
    • CONS: Sometimes passwords are not imported, Some pages look bad, Only block 10% of malware
  • Google Play Books

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A real page turner of an app

    7
    62 votes
    • PROS: Well-organized and laid out app and shop, Books stored in the cloud, Ability to translate text, Scroll through books quickly with on-screen slider, Find out more information about places and words
    • CONS: Have to go outside app to buy books, Can't organize books into collections
  • OfficeSuite 8

    (replaces OfficeSuite Viewer) 8.6.5044

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Outdated office suite option

    6
    61 votes
    • PROS: Coompatible with lots of file formats, Good usability, Supports cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox
    • CONS: You cannot edit most files, You can't open Access documents, Other "minor" Office programs not supported
  • PDFescape Free PDF Editor

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Edit, Fill and View PDF Files in Google Chrome

    9
    7 votes
    • PROS: Free tool , No registration or additional software needed
    • CONS: PDF files exceeding 100 pages are not supported, Files requiring login credentials cannot be opened
  • Inoreader

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps

    Read curated blog content with Inoreader

    9
    2 votes
    • PROS: Simple, minimal interface, Useful active search feature, Unlimited feed subscriptions, Easy sharing with other apps
    • CONS: Not all features available in free version
  • Desktop Google Reader

    1.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Desktop application for reading Google Reader feeds

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Easy sharing, Links open within the app, Snarl integration for notifications
    • CONS: Have to manually enter RSS feeds, Can't unsubscribe, No keyboard shortcuts, Didn't import all of our feeds
  • Calibre Companion

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free books app for Android, by MultiPie Ltd

    10
    1 vote
    • gReader

      4.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      News and podcasts in an excellent RSS reader

      10
      2 votes
      • PROS: Offline reading mode
      • CONS: Nothing of note
    • Google Reader

      1.1.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Web Apps

      Google Reader goes mobile!

      5
      4 votes
      • PROS: Identical to online version, Add new and manage subscriptions, Display media in-app
      • CONS: Not many configuration options
    • QR Code Reader

      1.8.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      QR Code-Reading Application for Smartphones

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Simple and streamlined software, Can also scan standard bar codes
      • CONS: Only supported by modern operating systems, This application must be purchased through the Google Play store (it is not free software)
    • feedly for Chrome

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for News Lovers

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Possible to tag stories, Linked to social media sites
      • CONS: Potential users must have a Google account, Can be difficult to find specific content
    • RSS Subscription Extension

      2.2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Retain address bar RSS Subscriptions

      9
      2 votes
      • PROS: Subscribe to RSS feeds from the address bar, Retains functionality of discontinued Google extension, Support for modern readers Feedly, Newsblur, and The Old Reader, Can add in other web based RSS readers
      • CONS: Subscribing with Feedly doesn't always work, Must have correct URL coding for added readers
    • NetNewsWire

      3.3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Excellent desktop RSS reader for Macs

      8
      14 votes
      • PROS: Integration with Google Reader, Multiple view modes, Extendable with scripts, Syncs with iPhones
      • CONS: Can take time to load feeds
    • Mercury Reader

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Special Tool for Readers

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: No more annoying ads, Fully customisable
      • CONS: Only works with Google Chrome, Requests private user information
    • Bloglovin'

      2.19

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      The official Bloglovin' app for Android

      5
      2 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Easy to find new blogs to follow, Nice, clear display
      • CONS: No in-post search, Too few organization controls, Doesn't look great
    • Podcast Addict - Donate

      1.0.6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      Podcast Management and Editing Software for Smartphones

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: All common file types are supported, There are few permission requirements to deal with
      • CONS: There is no dedicated application icon for this program, Not all international podcast networks are currently supported
    • GoodNews

      2.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Highly customizable Google Reader/podcast app

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Excellent options, Podcast support, Good sync options, Very customizable
      • CONS: Feels a little rough around the edges, Interface isn't great
    • FeedReader

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free RSS reader for web content

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Automatically downloads attached podcasts, Add or remove columns from viewing panel
      • CONS: Not as powerful as some alternatives, Opens links in separate browser but not original post
    • Reeder 2

      2.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      The popular iOS version of Google Reader now on Mac

      9
      1 vote
      • PROS: Automatic or manual syncing, Divides your favorite feeds, Previews feeds, Lots of different ways of sharing instantly, Slick design
      • CONS: Requires a Google Reader account, Requires a multi-touch trackpad to get the best out of it
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    13.3.2147.6Mac
    270.0.3538.102452317.6Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
    31.3.33.5168117.3Windows
    4626.7Android, Windows
    5(replaces OfficeSuite Viewer) 8.6.5044615.5Android
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