That means millions of Mac users need a replacement for Reader so the search is on for good, affordable, RSS readers. Here’s another RSS reader that can pull your subscriptions from Reader right to your Mac.
Cream Of The Crop Of RSS?
Color me jaded, but I have a bad feeling about Google. Yes, having all those free online apps is nice. Who doesn’t want online access to all their files and email?
The problem is that Google is fickle. Google Reader became the de facto standard for RSS reader subscriptions and now it’s being shut down.
Why? Probably because every link in a subscription in Reader went to a web property not owned by Google.
This elegant and simple to use RSS reader features a single, integrated news stream with headlines and a popover for the story summary.
You have control over content filtering, total number of stories listed, as well as keyboard shortcuts to navigate stories.
Cream also does auto discovery from any webpage with an RSS feed.
Wait. There’s more.
Cream can open stories in your default Mac browser (either in the foreground or background), and it supports Safari’s Reading list.
It also works with Pocket, Instapaper, and Readability services, and a single click refreshes all your RSS subscriptions.
Here’s the best part. If you use Google Reader and you’re looking for a replacement, Cream can import your entire Reader subscription list, and you never have to worry or trust Google again.
Cream has another feature you won’t find elsewhere. Like a good email Junk Mail filter, Cream takes a hint when you flag good stories or ignore others, and then highlights what you should like.
This is nicely done, a little buggy at times, but elegant and affordable, and a good way to say goodbye to Google Reader before it says goodbye to you.