Which Alternative Did You Choose For Google Reader? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you whether you use two-step verification, and if so, on which accounts. While each of the options got a respectable number of votes, turns out that the vast majority of MakeUseOf readers use two-step verification for at least one account.

Out of 339 votes in total, 7% use two-step verification for one very important account, 9% don’t use it and don’t intend to, 18% don’t use it but know they should be, 31% use it for some very important accounts, and 35% of the voters use it if a service offers it. This means that over 70% of our readers use two-step verification for at least one account. Impressive!

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Rob H, who shared an interesting story about passwords and hacking, and won 150 reward points for his contribution!

This week’s poll question is: Which Alternative Did You Choose For Google Reader?

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

This week I realized I’m out of time. Google Reader will be gone in less than a month, and if I don’t transfer my feeds and my reading habits NOW, it’s going to be too late soon. Whether you played it safe and found a replacement the week Google made the announcement, or, like me, waited for the last minute, you probably have an alternative by now. Even if you still use Google Reader, chances are you have a replacement standing by for when the time comes. So which alternative did you go for? Did you stick to an RSS solution, or did you change your reading habits completely? Share your decisions with us, and help late adopters make the best decision possible!

Don’t forget to tell us what makes your choice the best one, what you like about it, and why you chose it. We await your recommendations!

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Comments (50)
  • Juan Monsalve

    feedly, it has great future and listens to its user base

  • Graham Richardson

    I tried Commafeed but found it too slow. Really wanted to stick with QuiteRSS which is a great desltop client but it does seem to miss out a lot of feeds – cant get it to give me MUO for a start!
    Was alos having trouble with all of my Flickr feeds which is essential for me. For these I am back to Feedly for now as it does seem to work well. I thinkover the coming months I will try any others to see if I can get a one fits all like Google Reader was, otherwise I will have to use two!
    Most annoying that nothing seems to work on IE7 which we are stuck with at work so lunchtime reading is out for now until we come out of the dark ages.

  • Katharine Wood

    I use Feedly. And if and when they start to charge I will likely pony up and pay it because I’d really like not to have to go through this process again. Plus I just really like Feedly. The magazine style might turn some people off (although in my opinion, it’s a big plus for blogs with a lot of visual content), but you can easily switch to list view which is pretty much exactly like Google Reader. Plus there are a ton of nice social sharing features. Plus the Feedly team constantly updates to fix bugs, add new features, tell the users their plans, etc. I like that kind of engagement. It reassures me that they aren’t going to suddenly abandon the project.

  • Zool

    Do any of these RSS readers work with Google Alerts?

    I currently select the “Feed” option for my alerts as email delivery is too cumbersome to manage with more than a handful of alerts.

  • JM

    Protopage is so easy to set up and looks nice too!

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