So Google decided to shutdown Google Reader which I’ve been using for years and I’m very happy with it. Since my personal domain is on Google Apps, I find it useful to get Single Sign On, I always keep it as a pinned item in Chrome and I like the fact that when I mark it as read on my iPhone/iPad, it gets marked as read on all my devices.

So I’m trying to find an alternative since they will be shutting down on 1st July 2013. Because sorry Google, I don’t share your opinion that most people have started using Twitter, Facebook and whatnot to follow news πŸ™‚

So I found The Old Reader which states: “It’s just like the old google reader, only better.” Sounds too good to be true so I gave it a test.


Signing up for The Old Reader

Signing up was easy, at least if you’re on Google. Just press:

You have to allow it some stuff:

And you’re in!


Adding your first feed

Add your first feed, Sysadminlab of course!

And it’s added!


Importing from Goolge Reader

Ok, next step is to import all my current feeds from Google Reader since I really don’t want to add them hundreds manually again.

Just press Import in the upper right corner. But whoops, seems like I’m not the only one moving to The Old Reader πŸ™‚


Go to your Google Reader and choose Settings -> Reader Settings -> Import/Export. Choose:

You will need to login and you will be able to download:

Export finished!

Then you can download the .zip file. Inside this archive you will findΒ subscriptions.xml that you need to choose it here:

The import will take some time. At one occasion I got an error and really.. it seems like I’m not the only one importing πŸ™‚