Mac Power Users #143: RSS and Replacing Google Reader

This week on Mac Power Users, David and I discussed RSS and the shut down of the Google Reader service. We ran down the options of possible Google Reader replacements, talked about our workflows for managing RSS feeds and staying up to date on the news and discussed whether we even needed to bother with RSS anymore.

With less than a week to go before Google Reader shuts down, I'm using FeedWrangler as my Google Reader replacement. I'm not sure it's the service I'll stick with forever, but it's the one I've thrown my hat in with for now. I picked it for several reasons:

  1. Promised support from my RSS client of choice, Reeder
  2. A sustainable business model that charges a reasonable $19/year. This is a service I want to stick around and I want to support financially, and
  3. Active development and potential. I didn't pick this service because of where its features are today (they're fine) but where I think it's going.

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