After trying out Netvibes, Feedly, Digg Reader, The Old Reader, self hosted TT-RSS and a couple of other services I already forgot, I finally settled on InoReader as my Google Reader replacement of choice for the foreseeable future.
So why InoReader – first and foremost, because it fulfills all my requirements:
- Single Stream of News
- Runs in browser on the desktop
- GReader shortcuts (j,k,Home)
- Dedicated Android App (or at least a good mobile page)
- Hosted (synced across locations / devices)
- Registration possible without Google / Facebook / Twitter / … account
- Considerably fast (or at least faster than tt-rss or The Old Reader)
- Sharing option to a public RSS feed (to put into my pump.io account via brdcst.it)
InoReader does all that out of the box, the only thing which has to be configured manually is sharing “Favorites” (starred articles) in a public RSS feed (Preferences / Folders).
Another configuration option I’d recommend, is setting the “Disable all social features” check box on your profile, if you don’t use the integrated FB / Twitter / … integration this makes the web UI look a lot cleaner.
InoReader also provides an Android app, which is very clean and to the point, you can read your RSS and star articles, which is all I really need (of course it works offline, too, once the articles are downloaded). Here’s a screenshot:
Conclusion: InoReader is fast, realiable and configurable, it has everything an RSS reader needs. If you’re still looking for a Google Reader replacement, look no further.