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Feedly‘s quest to completely replace Google Reader continues, with another key piece of the puzzle: a fully operational channel on IFTTT. The change allows users to create recipes that combine Feedly with Evernote, Twitter, Facebook and just about any web app.

Among Google Reader’s core strengths was the sheer number of third party apps, services and hacks that supported it, as a quick look at the Google Reader tag on our site will show you. Feedly is working hard to replicate this, and the new IFTTT channel is a big part of that.

For the unfamiliar: IFTTT allows you to connect and automate any two web apps If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps Connect any two of your favorite web apps in creative ways. A sort of "digital duct tape" according to Linden Tibbets, the app's creator, If This Then That (ifttt) lets you find new uses for... Read More . A “trigger” in one app – say, saving an article for later – prompts an “action” in another – say, Tweeting a link to the article. The idea is allowing users to combine any two services however they like.

For many a Google Reader user this combination was essential – it allowed for automated sharing while scrolling through articles, or for an article to be quickly sent to Evernote and similar services.

Check out all of the possible Feedly recipes, if you want. Highlights include sending saved articles to Evernote, saving Tumblr “likes” to Feedly for reading later and sending saved articles to Google Drive as a new document.


With this Feedly, which recently switched to its own servers in preperation for Google Reader’s demise Feedly Switches To Its Own Cloud Ahead Of Google Reader Shutdown [Updates] Feedly Switches To Its Own Cloud Ahead Of Google Reader Shutdown [Updates] RSS users rejoice: Feedly is go for Project Normandy. The fastest growing alternative to Google Reader is making it official, migrating its users from the soon-dead Google backend to its own cloud. The transition makes... Read More , adds another power-user feature to its own service.

Another newsworthy item: Feedly now offers a complete web app at, which unlike previous desktop versions does not require a desktop extension in order to work.

What’s next from Feedly? Google Reader’s demise is only days away, so let us know what you think they have planned in the comments below.

Source: IFTTT, Feedly

  1. Clare
    June 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I have about 100 IFTTT recipes that work perfectly well. The Feedly recipes I created are not yet working. Maybe the Feedly servers are inundated and slow? It's worrisome. I rely on my Google Reader IFTTT workflow. Grr! Feedly is letting me down.

    • Justin Pot
      June 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Is working fine for me. What are you trying to do?

      • Carlos Alonso
        June 24, 2013 at 9:34 am

        It's not working for me either: recipes that check for tags to publish on twitter / fb / linkedin / tumblr: so far it works 1/10 times.

        • Justin Pot
          June 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

          Let's hope that's temporary, because people rely on features like this...

  2. MariaDask
    June 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I used to use feedly, but now I'm using At first as a reader replacment, but now I also like that you can make your own personalised magazine which adapts to the interests of your readers. Check it out.

  3. donkeyrock
    June 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Just tried Feedly yesterday and today, web and mobile... and promptly went back to The Old Reader (TOR). I haven't found an alternative that is as comfortable as Google Reader, but TOR is the closest.

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