8 best Google Reader alternatives
Best of all, NewsBlur is open source and has an amazingly robust API, so even though the apps are limited right now, that could very well change if enough users migrate over. NewsBlur is a somewhat small product right now, but there are already plans to add servers to make up for the expected growth (so try back soon, because the site may be overloaded as of this writing).
Newsblur offers a free tier, which gives you access to 64 feeds, and a paid tier which gives you unlimited feeds and faster syncing for $1 per month.
The key to Feedly is that the company has already promised that it will make the transition away from Reader "seamless" by cloning the Google Reader API in order to shift the app into a standalone product.
Taptu also adds some nice features like creating custom SearchStreams which can pull together content based on keyword searches, and you can even make a custom SearchStream for keywords within a feed in your list. And, there is also the DJ Your News feature, which lets you mix, merge, divide up, re-name and color code streams.
6. Pulse News
Google+ is available on the web and has apps for iOS and Android.
And, since Twitter has become something of a real-time news phenomenon, it may be the best option for staying on top of breaking news.