I'm pretty pissed at google for sh!t-canning Google Reader. It was one of my favorite google products.
Luckily, I pretty quickly found a pretty-cool almost drop-in replacement in feedly.com
The deal-maker: you can instantly import your google reader with one click. All of your feeds, organized the same way you had them in reader.
The user interface isn't quite as compact as reader but it's pretty good.
A few tips to make feedly more like reader:
- Click on the little wheel and select Full Articles under views. Also where it says filters, check oldest first.
- In the full articles view, scrolling marks things read, just like reader.
- You can even share via e-mail, facebook, or twitter, directly from the interface. It even pulls in your google contacts.
- Email setup is a bit weird - the first time you try to use it it pops up a dialog that says "log into gmail first" you need to click this dialog to log into gmail.
Feedly saves everything that you've "starred" as a bookmark. It even pulls the starred posts from reader.
The only downer for me is that IFTTT doesn't yet support feedly, but this isn't a deal breaker by any stretch.