Many devotees of Google Reader—including yours truly—are lamenting Google’s recent announcement that this “reading list” function is going away. I always found Google Reader to be a handy one-stop-shopping method for keeping current with my favorite sites and blogs. And CFPB Monitor aficionados who use it to connect with our blog are probably wondering if they’ll be left high and dry when the service ends on July 1.
The good news is that there are a number of alternatives to ensure that CFPB Monitor remains a staple of your RSS feed. A number of media outlets are singling out Feedly, a free service, as a good option for people who need one reader on all of their devices. There’s also NewsBlur, a web app that mimics the design of Google Reader and costs $1 a month for an unlimited subscription. NetVibes offers numerous ways to customize your newsfeed on the Web if you’re reading on a computer, although it doesn’t offer any mobile apps. Conversely, Flipboard offers a magazine-style RSS feed through a mobile app, but it’s not designed for laptop or desktop computer use.
These are just a few options you can try. And if you don’t already follow Ballard Spahr on Twitter, add us to your feed and get a comprehensive look at the latest legal developments we’re watching, as well as CFPB Monitor updates.