Google Reader will be ending on July 1st. After searching through several apps and services, I’ve finally settled on a few alternatives I like.
However, I hardly ever read posts in Feedly because:
- I can’t star/favorite posts. (However, I can “bookmark for later.”)
- I was having issues with the Feedly Android and iOS apps: My feeds wouldn’t sync. The posts I had read would reappear as unread. The apps also lack the option to star/favorite posts.
- The Feedly Android and iOS apps do not allow for offline reading.
- Feedly apps don’t show videos (not even thumbnails) that are embedded in posts. Feedly has corrected this problem. Thanks, @Alby!
Thankfully, there are iOS and Android apps that sync with Feedly and solve all the problems above. Here are my two favorites:
iOS: Newsify (free, no ads)
Newsify also shows embedded YouTube videos:
Android: gReader (free with ads, $4.99 no ads)
gReader also shows embedded YouTube videos:
Plus, gReader lets you easily subscribe to new blogs via the share option in the browser:
Most importantly, Newsify and gReader play well with each other and stay synced so I can easily read, star, and share posts from both my Android phone and iPad.
Be sure to move your feeds to Feedly before July 1st! Good luck!