April 9, 2013


iGoogle (and Google Reader - which I don't use) is going away at the beginning of November this year, about which I am terrifically sad because I've come to love the heck out of it.

I start my web browsing on iGoogle every stinking time that I open up Fireworks (at work) or Chrome (at home).

I check most every site I visit regularly - every personal blog, every webcomic, every personal blog, every news site - via the RSS feeds that I have stored on my iGoogle page. I don't want to manually check every blog and comic on a daily basis, so I'm going to have to find something - some RSS or similar reader - to replace iGoogle.

I'm not alone in my love of and reliance on iGoogle by any stretch, either. There's an entire website of people who want to save iGoogle. I doubt that's going to do much good as Google has made the impending retirement announcement pretty definite and official. Luckily I'm not the only person who needs an iGoogle replacement. Lots of people have been exploring alternatives for me (and probably for themselves, I guess).

iGoogle will be missed, but then again, a lot of Google products have their graves well marked.

Anybody out there have a particular non-iGoogle RSS reader that they like?


achilles3 said...

Been using Feedly since the Google Reader kibosh announcement and I do like it.

joey said...

ruff ryder here.... finally starting to come out of my work-class-sleep-repeat haze. Figured I would check in... I have a lot of catching up to do.

Hope all is well!

You too Lakes!

PHSChemGuy said...

Lakes - I'll give Feedly a try. Thanks for the suggestion.

Joey - You're always welcome, 'round these parts, Ruff Ryder.

achilles3 said...

Great to hear from you Joey!