Which Android and Windows apps can import feeds from Google Reader?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani June 9, 2013

Which Android and Windows apps can import feeds from Google Reader and then retain them when reader is discontinued?


  1. susendeep dutta
    June 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I have also seen this what you are saying in my friend's tablet.

    Whenever I update it,it asks for Google login.Before updating the app,I had saved one source which automatically got saved after updating it.So,you can be rest assured that all your imported feeds would remain intact.

    And as I have told you,it would be better to have a backup copy.

    There are also so many bugs in this app that the developer might had forgot to fix.When the developer would sort all the problems regarding server overheads and others,he might focus on his apps properly.

  2. Dr.Sunil V
    June 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm


    I read your replies with care

    Appending a sub-question : Then why is it that at times - after re-installing the app it asks to log-in again into Google or Android

    So it is asking to log-in into Google reader again to re-import feeds?
    If yes , then after Google reader stops then how would it import feeds?

  3. susendeep dutta
    June 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Feeds remain in your Google account and the app is only mode of access.It doesn't means that whenever you delete or update Feedly,the feeds would also get deleted and would require sync.

    Feedly imports all the feeds from Google servers to their servers.So,this affirms that even if Google shuts down their reader servers,all your feeds are safe.

    But if you want to be sure that you don't loose out your feeds and also want to use those feeds to other readers,then use Google Takeout service.

  4. Dr.Sunil Vaswani
    June 17, 2013 at 11:00 am


    A counter-question : If google reader feeds are imported to feedly. Then Google reader discontinues. Then if feedly asks to log into google reader again to sync feeds ( say if the app is reinstalled or updated ) then the earlier feeds in feedly could not be used?

  5. Alan Wade
    June 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Feedly are considering asking you to pay a premium for no adverts. They did a survey a short while ago so I switched to FeedReader which fullfills my needs.

    You can export all your Google Reader feeds by going to Google Takeout, most rss readers can import the files.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm


    • susendeep dutta
      June 18, 2013 at 10:56 am


      Alan is saying right.In their recent update of their Android app,they had started showing some ads which do have close button.I think that they are cautiously trying to roll out ads and are slowly going to introduce free and paid editions since they can now leverage the advantage of many users that they had got from a few span of time and is expected to get more after Reader shutdown.

      An alternative could be Pulse.It's atleast somewhat ad-free and allows infinite feeds as opposed to Feedly's 4 days limit.

    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks susendeep

      Such insight into internet you could have with your regular study of net-trends
      So I could not get free antivirus through MUO ( you had suggested in question about free av for win xp ) as I cannot answer technically as well as you

  6. ha14
    June 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    can outlook do it?
    How to Import Your Google Reader RSS Feeds into Outlook

    Social media monitoring smack down: Feedly vs. Netvibes

    Easily migrate from Google Reader to Netvibes

  7. Ashwin Ramesh
    June 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I guess Feedly should help you out here. (http://www.feedly.com/)

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm


    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm


      These apps on importing Google reader feeds would retain the Google reader feeds after Google reader gets discontinued?

    • Leland Whitlock
      June 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      When you import your feeds into another app or site they will then be inside there without ties to Google. However I believe the feeds can be exported with Google Takeout though I do not know what form this file would take. Probably either HTML or XML. I have not tried it so I am not sure about that.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks. You mean if google reader feed has been imported to feedly android app then the feeds would stay in the app even after google reader is discontinued ( with no pre-requisite for exporting Google reader feeds to file )

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