The Mr. Reader RSS app for iPad was updated this week, to Version 2.0. The big news in this update is that the app now has available several good options for replacing Google Reader as the sync engine for RSS feeds.
Google Reader is going to be closed down for good by Google in just a few days, on July 1 – so all of us who use RSS to follow our favorite sites and keep up with news need to find good alternative solutions and apps now.
Mr. Reader is a popular and feature-rich RSS app so it’s great to see that it now offers a number of options to replace Google Reader. These are BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and Fever.
I’m especially glad to see Feedly on the list, as it has become my go-to Google Reader replacement up to now. I reinstalled Mr. Reader earlier today and was happy to say that it quickly imported all my subscriptions and starred items from Feedly. It is also staying nicely and effortlessly in sync with Feedly as I star new items or remove a star or make changes to subscriptions.
Now I have two good options that I know are working an syncing nicely. I am hoping that the excellent Reeder app will be updating soon with its Google Reader replacement options.
Here’s an App Store link for Mr. Reader for iPad; it’s priced at $3.99.
What are you all doing to replace Google Reader? What’s your favorite iPad RSS app?