Transitioning from Google Reader to feedly

Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader. This is something we have been expecting for some time: We have been working on a project called Normandy which is a feedly clone of the Google Reader API – running on Google App Engine. When Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if you are a Google Reader user and using feedly, you are covered: the transition will be seamless.

If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
Feedly for iOS
Feedly for Android
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Safari

Note 1: if you are migrating from Google Reader to feedly, here are some tips on how to personalize feedly to better match your existing workflows. If you have any feature request please add it on our feature request page.

Note 2: if you are a third party developer using the Google Reader API and would like to integrate with Normandy, please send an email to remi@feedly.com. We would love to keep the Google Reader ecosystem alive.

Update 22:24 PST: Bandwidth upgraded. New servers added. Welcome to all the new users.

Author: @feedly

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          1. All sites should support https. Modern servers are fast enough that the overhead to manage the encryption is close to trivial.

        1. Yes, HTTPS is extremely important to everyone traveling to certain countries. Or living in them. Please do!

        2. I think offering Chinese in Language Setting is also very important , since it will be much more convenient for users who don’t do well in their English lessons to get accustomed to feedly after using google reader. And honestly ,the english menu makes me feel really uncomfortable even though they are easy to understand….

      1. Actually, ‘seem less’ is kind of a nice typo/misstype/whatever.

        One of the hallmarks of well engineered technology is that it ‘just works’ and you can take it for granted because it feels so easy to use.

        In reality, there’s probably a lot of very slick technical know-how going on behind the scenes to keep everything so hassle-free and responsive. The whole point is to make it seem less technologically tricky than it really is.

        It actually makes a weird/nice kind of sense once you think about it a bit.

        I love it when typos do that. ^_^

    1. Switch to feedly tonight and I freakin love it. Shame it took reader shutting down to make the switch but after using feedly it’s for the better!

      1. Love love love this service. Wish I would have known about it before. I guess I started using Google Reader and then never went hunting for anything new. Keep up the good work Feedly team.

        1. Yes, please don’t ignore the Microsoft ecosystem and develop clients for Windows Phone and Windows 8.

      1. This is a must! Windows phone 7.5 and 8. If not I will probably look for another RSS reader which works without google reader. I need a ubiquitous system freely usable by all devices (iOS, windows, mac, windows phone etc)

        1. Please make an official App for Windows phone 8.
          Their is no great RSS experience like your app in the windows phone environment. Like The swipe thing, just swipe to mark as read is a real time savor.
          Since I switch to windows phone couple a month ago, is feedly in my phone.

      2. If Feedly have an open, and well documented API, anyone can make an APP. I could do it myself. I’ve been wanting to build one of these anyway, but Google Reader’s API never been that well documented

    2. I depend on Google Reader. It appears that Feedly will seemlessly move me to a new back end without my doing anything. Frankly, I like the Android format very much. Great product and service. Thank you so much!

    3. Hi –

      I’ve just joined feedly on ReaderBombshellDay(tm) it looks great!

      Only two things I’d like to see added:

      https support
      Sharing into Instapaper & Evernote

      Good luck guys!

      1. Both Instapaper & Evernote are supported. In chrome open any of your feed stories and hover over the little arrow/box icon next to the delete icon. In Android choose the share icon and you will find a load of share locations.

        1. Awesome! Use Evernote all the time! Love the twitter/fb feeds in the side bar too!!! Thanks for such an easy transition! Look forward to seeing what you do here!
          https! +1

    4. I dont use any of the above, I want a web based rss viewer. If you did I would give you a try but untill you use https I won’t be.

    5. This is a brilliant news, luckily there is people like you who consider simple things that deserve to exist in this bullshit throw away super tech era. We don’t need more than this, we just need something simple that works for longtime. THANK YOU.

    6. Yes, the kids are learning from what they are being taught. This country is in, dire need, of teachers and not merely with the title. Seem less – is one of the many – errors being taught. I have noted many wrong spellings on my child’s papers from first through the fourth grade…it is maddening, but must be the union way!

      1. Hehehe @ Mark, seems like it. Happy to see that the devs at Feedly thought of an alternative in time and that makes me feel even more confident in their capabilities to take over this upcoming market.

        When I read that the reason for shutting GReader was for low use, I was really wondering how if there were so many apps depending on its API. Seems like it is part of a fractured mindset of the Internet with the ratio being towards new mainstream users, where the best ‘free’ technology and tools must equate in active users. And why shut down something that doesn’t take resources anyways, right?

        Those who mentioned in their argumentation that people should not rely on anything free don’t really see past the fact that paid apps have been discontinued in the same fashion (Sparrow for an app example, and Wakoopa which even had a potential paid service around the corner but washed away for business analytics customers instead).

        I will dream that one day, they’ll be opening up their tools for personal use and have “Abandoned WebApps and Labs.” I was heavily satisfied with the availability of Wave post-Google as Wave in a Box and thinks that it should be the least someone could do if you really loved using a service, that it’s not to be hosted anymore and that you’re not monetizing it to keep the hardcore fans going satisfied not forgetting about a certain User Experience.

  1. Thanks for that… however, I would like to know more about Normandy. How it works… what the seemless transition really is… etc
    thanks again!

  2. I was scared for a few minutes. And then I saw that you guys are awesome and save the world.

  3. Fantastic news and smart move. The value of Google Reader in recent years was the back end syncing; the UI was stale and unproductive for reading (ahem) and skimming. Nowadays I use the multiple clients of Feedly almost exclusively and will happily keep using a Feedly-only solution if it is reliable (>10 000 items unread most of the time).

    1. On the other hand, the Google Reader UI on mobile was rather good.
      Works without javascript. Works without clients. Works with ultra low bandwidth. Doesn’t need tons of CPU cycles. Think older mobile phones (say, 3-4 year old blackberry with webkit, like a OS 6 Torch) on commute with bad reception (train in not so well covered areas).

      AFAIK none of all the sites mentioned today everywhere as GReader “replacements” has that – all of them require advanced browsers or a special client on fast CPUs, and at least decent bandwidth :-(

      1. You’re right, the power which was behind its rapid handling of the data to be served made it possible in ’05 to read RSS feeds on a PCS phone with a JavaME browser in text-mode. What is as minimalist and that optimized nowadays I wonder.

  4. I second the above question about 3rd party Google Reader clients. If you aren’t going to allow that, how about writing apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8?

    1. Our goal is to offer an API which will be compatible with the Google Reader API so that existing Windows 8 Google Reader apps can easily plug in and continue to function.

    1. Relatively certain that’s for the little global share widget they include with the app. You can disable that from loading in the preferences.

      1. MetalFrog: you are correct. The little button is called feedly mini: it makes it easier to add new feeds to your feedly. It also makes it easier to share the content of the page. It is only visible on http sites (NOT https). And you can disable it in the preferences. -Edwin

        1. If that’s all it’s for, why not package up a separate option for users without all the permissions. I get that most users are not going to pay attention to this, and you’re free to exploit that, but it makes me extremely nervous that you can basically harvest tons of my data if you so choose.

        2. I installed the chrome extension from the link in the article, and now I have a “Feedly Plus” extension.
          There’s no options, no preferences, the only “choices” it gives are “Disable”, “Uninstall” and “Hide Button”…

    1. I’m waiting for the answer to that question, as well. I apparently downloaded an extension or plug-in for Firefox, but all it gives me is a button on the toolbar which brings me to their site which doesn’t give me access to my feeds.

    2. Once you install the extension in your browser, you have to log in to your Google Reader acct and then it will pull all your feeds into Feedly so you can access them through your web browser.

      1. I don’t want to install extensions, that’s my point! I would like to have a simple website and that’s it. Besides you can’t install extensions on every computer, at least I can’t.

        1. Agreed. Otherwise feedly will have to keep making apps. What about Windows users (IE is a big browser out there) or people who just want to login really quick at a friend’s house without installing something?

      2. An extension isn’t a web interface. If I can walk into the library, and check my page wihtout installing anything, it’s a web interface.

        An extension implies that I can install software on all the machines I use; and that just isn’t the case for many people.

      3. Just to echo what others have said, I don’t want to have to install an extension to my browser in order to use Feedly. I just want a web app. I’m not opposed to the idea in principle, but it should be an option. Google Reader worked just fine without requiring me to add a Google Reader Firefox Extension.

        For the record, I did install and try the Feedly Firefox extension, but I was not pleased that it changed the chrome (with lower-case ‘c’) pretty dramatically, including the replacement of the forward and back navigation buttons with ugly replacements. Even after uninstallation, I had to waste some time getting everything back to its previous state.

        I do use the Pocket Firefox and Chrome add-ons, e.g., but it is relatively unobtrusive in a way that the Feedly extension is not.

    3. +1. I shouldn’t be REQUIRED to install addons to get the basic functionality. Especially if I want to go to the mobile page on someone else’s tablet.

    4. Same question. I can’t install things on my work computer and spend my lunch usually catching up on my Reader feeds. Anyone who has been using Reader and public computers will also have a problem.

      Please make a web version for the many folks like me!

  5. Cool but I just transferred my links over and for some reason embedded youtube videos in people’s articles are not showing up on feedly. Is this normal or am I experiencing a glitch?

  6. I have been using Feedly for a while now I came to see how I can move my google feed. Thanks for thinking ahead! Q: I used gmail to sign in now, would that change after July 1?

    1. Hi Om. Yes. Our goal is to have the API be identical to the Google Reader un-official API. So any client which plugs in to the API should be to easily migrate to Normandy. There are just a few things around authentication and ordering of categories and feeds which might be different. Please let me know if you have any other questions. -Edwin

  7. This is great however your Android app doesn’t have a list view layout and is therefore pretty damn useless to me, I just require a simple list view to scan my many many RSS feeds.

    1. At the moment, feedly is not available for windows phones.
      However, our goal is to offer an API which will be compatible with the Google Reader API so that existing Windows 8 Google Reader apps can easily plug in and continue to function.
      -Remi

  8. All the social networking nonsense can get the hell out of my life. I want to decide what i look at and have it update on the fly. What i dont want are services constantly elbow-nudging me on what i ‘might’ like. Its all noise.
    I hope feedly can keep RSS alive and keep me in control of what i view.

      1. I can NOT tell you how HUGE this issue is. I have hundreds upon hundreds of starred items. It serves as my personal search engine for stuff I know I already found useful/interesting. Please figure this way out! Can’t wait to give this a shot. Thanks!

      2. @Feedly, if you can reassure us that Feedly will save the Stared items we have in Google Reader, then you’ll get a lot of users….this is the main question I hear people asking when trying to figure out where to switch to.

  9. I’m so glad you’re doing this for those of us who rely on Google Reader daily! I’ll start moving my feeds immediately.

  10. Thank you!
    I’m a google reader refugee. I started using it when it was first sampled as beta and I was not sure what I was going to do with it gone.

  11. Feedly is not working on my Windows Phone. The interest of Google Reader was the “cloud state”. I don’t want the state of what I’m reading to be handled locally in an application : I want it to be updated in the cloud.

  12. the best used to be newsroom and now you guys but only because of reader… I’ve never understood the point of pulse, currents, flipboard, etc. what is the point? all the articles are truncated.. how about you guys build pocket into feedly so I don’t have to use 2 apps to consume my news? Waiting for a page of shitty content to load is a deal breaker

  13. Sounds great, but I am unable to create an account. It won’t allow me to make a new account and no attempts to connect to existing Google accounts go through.

  14. Just tried out Feedly for Chrome for the first time; linked it to my Google Reader account. Nothing but white space and broken links. I hope it usually works better than this. :)

    1. I’ve use feedly for chrome, as well as on my galaxy sII and nexus 7, and have never had any problems. Ever. I hope you can find the source of the problem. But yes, it usually (for me, always) works better than you describe.

  15. You folks are the best! Thank you! I’ve been using Feedly for well over a year now and when I heard the news about Google Reader, I just about lost it. You guys are a life saver!

  16. As soon as I heard the news, I was worried it was curtains for Feedly. Thanks for being ahead of the curve.

  17. Please please please allow for alphabetical sorting of feeds. It’s how I’m set up in Google Reader. It’s the one thing keeping me from living in Feedly.

    1. I second the motion. I kept trying to sort alphabetically fruitlessly last night after adding a few new feeds. Not a huge deal-breaker, but still a big part of organization for me.

      Heh, now I’m glad I’ve been using Feedly for a while—I’ve had plenty of time to adjust to its layout. =)

      1. The lack of these features to me kinda indicates the feedly team doesn’t eat their own dogfood. If you live inside an RSS reader like many Google Reader users do, you’ll fix each and every one of these things including the lack of complete keyboard controls immediately just out of sheer frustration and inefficiency. Please correct me if I have the wrong impression or just tell me that feedly isn’t for power users and I’ll look somewhere else as I transition away from Google Reader.

      2. I’d like to second the request for keyboard controls for everything. I have not found a reader alternative that does this and it would be a big win for feedly. I should be able to throw the mouse away and still use the site…

    2. Feedly has a strong user interface and a pleasing, readable appearance, but the version running on Android doesn’t allow me to sort my feeds alphabetically. My feeds *are* in alphabetical order on Firefox or Chrome, which is good, but because the text is larger alphabetical sorting on a monitor is less important than on the phone. I would love to see a feature that allows you to sort feeds alphabetically. Thanks

  18. I’m in digital marketing and I use Google Reader to manage nearly a hundred blogs on SEO, PPC, and social media for my work. I have an extensive list of folders and tags for my organization. I don’t mind recreating folder, but are all my tags going to carry over???????

    1. The feed tags will carry over. The article you have tagged might not. We are still unsure as too how much history we will carry over. -Edwin

      1. feedly looks like my favorite reader alternative right now, i really like it. the tags are the most important thing, though. i really need my tags and the tagged items from the past.

        1. I completely agree… Feedly seems to be THE alternative right now for my switch from Reader. But the one thing keeping me from making this a final decision right now is the missing tags. They represent (like Nizoxx and bmlsayshi) years of archiving read articles.

          And if you guys include cross referencing tags, similar to what Delicious has, that would be simply amazing.

  19. will there be some beta testing of the transition? or you are certain that the migration will be unnoticeable and successful?

  20. can you change the view so it shows older entries first? Having to scroll all the way to the bottom isn’t very pratical

      1. This option only works within a given feed. I’ve grouped my feeds by content theme and there doesn’t seem to be an option to go through those in oldest first order. Can this be added to the next update

        1. I was just able to get a similar view that I’m used to in google reader by clicking the left menu, going to “latest” and then on that view you can check the box that says “oldest fist” and I think it works.

  21. I use Google Reader on four machines — two Windows PCs (neither of which use Chrome or Firefox), an android tablet and an android phone. I can install Feedly on my android devices, but without Google Reader I have no RSS access from my PCs. Will Normandy be a web service, accessible from any browser?

    I don’t *want* an app, frankly. I want a web service, like Google Reader, that I can access in a DEVICE INDEPENDENT way. I follow dozens of news, tech, and writing feeds and have hundreds of saved articles in Reader. This sucks.

  22. I think you guys will rock the world with this. Having a company solely focus on reader type improvements, instead of ignoring it for 3 years, will only make this more awesome. Not to mention you can get real help instead of Google’s ignore you until you go away non existence help.

  23. Feedly 超棒,支持一下!Mac上感觉比Win上Chrome舒服,希望优化Win上的体验。

  24. Will 3rd party readers be able to use your API? Or will you make your backend API service available so we can run copies of it on personal/private servers to point other clients at?

  25. I would love to use Feedly if you would only make it work on any web browser like Google Reader does/did.

  26. Here’s something I would appreciate (keep in mind that I’m a new users and I haven’t gone through all the features just yet) a search feature. Maybe a page to look the feeds alphabetically just to look through old post. Also it seems to be loading slowly and some images aren’t appearing. Maybe some maintenance? Thanks :D

  27. At the risk of sounding really dense, how will it flow seamlessly? I have Google Reader pulled in now, but how do I make those subscriptions permanently in Feedly?

    1. It asks you for your google login data and then imports everything directly from there (a lot like doing your taxes online and importing your bank data to your tax return after providing your login credentials)

      1. But will it stay connected after Google Reader goes away? Or are you saying that it’s almost like I imported it? If that’s the case, I’m all set!

  28. Great! Now how about a real web interface like Google Reader? Sorry, not interested in a browser plug in or switching mobile apps.

    1. Yes! One thing I loved about google reader was being able to see my stuff on any computer without installing anything. Not to mention the mobile site.

  29. I’d start using Feedly today if there was a Windows Phone app. For now I’m going to wait and see how things develop over the next few months.

    1. Hi Katy. Nice to meet you. Good questions. The feeds will remain and the Normandy server will be used to update them. We are working on a new concept called Saved Search not 100% sure yet who Google Alert will co-exist with that yet.

  30. Thanks a lot! I Hope you can handle all traffic from all ex-google readers that will use this service, since there are no better alternatives. There are currently many servers from other Google Reader alternatives that seem to suffer.

    If the API is identical I can use other services with it? Like Feedly, that now uses Google Reader for importing and syncing the feeds, starred items and the unread counts.

    1. Hi, sorry about that, we got hit with an unexpected 20x increase in traffic. We are trying to get it under control now. Give us a try tomorrow if you are willing!

  31. Although the site seems to be really slow at the moment, Im definitely switching to you guys! My only wish would be some kind of notifier extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    1. Agreed! I’m also a new Feedly user and the only thing I’m missing is the notifier functionality telling me I have new articles!

      1. Yeah me too, looking for a new rss reader today to migrate, and I really really need the notifier extension for Chrome…

  32. Thanks for saving the day. But looks like lot of Reader users are trying your service and it’s slowing your servers down. I’m trying since last 10 minutes and it’s still trying to connect. Well, it got a gateway timeout.

  33. I don’t you guys are cut out to handle all the users from Google Reader. Site doesn’t even want to load! :(

  34. Many thanks for stepping up. I have been slowly migrating to Feedly over the last year. Looks like it was the right decision.

  35. yea, seamless transition alright. Have any of you tried to reach the site…the site is down…204’s (No Content).

  36. Reblogged this on I must follow, if I can and commented:
    This is pretty cool. Instead of having a plain old feed import tool, Feedly is abstracting the Google Reader API so that they can keep the rest of the code for their apps intact. From a software architecture perspective, this is brilliant.

  37. You are the answer to my prayers! Thank you for this and boo on Google for doing this to us!

  38. I am one of the small percentage who has chosen and prefers Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8. Is there any chance of Feedly supporting these platforms?

    1. If you don’t make it work with IE (which is still used by 25% of web users), then it’s just useless!!!

  39. I’m new to feedly. But I hope this works, because I’m a heavy Google Reader user and will be totally lost when they shut down on July 1st.

  40. What does it mean that Normandie will be a “feedly clone of the Google Reader API”? In particular, I currently use Byline as my Google Reader client on iPad, because Byline (1) displays the number of unread items in each feed (which it looks like Google Currents doesn’t do); and (2) caches, so that you can read when offline, and read items will then sync back to Google Reader the next time you are online.

    Will I be able to import my Google Reader feeds into Normandie, then hook Normandie into Byline? Alternatively, will Feedly add an offline mode?.

    I just downloaded and tried to set up Feedly, but it only grabbed some of my feeds (it lists the first 10 feeds and says “show 90 more sources,” but then it only shows about 10 more sources). I’ll give Feedly the benefit of the doubt for now, and assume its servers can’t handle the current load.

  41. You are my savior!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been using feedly(iOS and Chrome) for a while, and this is really a great news. Love you Feedly!

  42. Very excited. It looks like you couldn’t quite handle all the new traffic, though. I’ll be glad to see when you get it a bit more stabilized and I can use it properly. At least you’ve got four months to get all that figured out.

    1. I can’t tell from the app description, though. Does the Feedly app work offline?

      I used NewsRob on my tablet for my Google Reader reading, because it worked fantastic offline, which is absolutely critical for a subway commuter like myself. If the Feedly app works offline, I may just use that, but if not, I may have to hope that NewsRob switches to support Normandy, once you open up the API.

  43. i keep getting an error

    Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to http://www.feedly.com
    Other users are also experiencing difficulties connecting to this site, so you may have to wait a few minutes.
    Suggestions:

    1. They weren’t quite ready for the huge number of users who just decided to switch to Feedly. Their servers are overloaded. Try again in the morning. That’s what I plan to do.

  44. This is lovely! Thank you for the update. I imagine this could get quite expensive, so if you need to bring in a subscription service I will not hesitate to pay for it. In fact, I would be happy to. It would be quite novel to be able to support a web service I use directly, instead of having it suddenly shut down despite how popular it is :)

  45. I already use feedly with Google Reader daily, so I’m glad to see you’ll be taking care of your users.

  46. I started using Feedly today because Reader is shutting down and I got myself thinking “why the hell wasn’t I using this since ever?!”.
    Really great work guys! :)

  47. Well, this is just about the worst news ever. Thank goodness for Feedly! Google’s loss is your gain. Your servers could use an upgrade, though. They seem to be getting pounded now that everyone is trying to migrate over. Well done, though.

  48. Slow as shit right, hope you can handle the extra traffic because my first experience is terrible (and terribly slow)

  49. For the love of Pete, let me sort my feeds however I please! In Google Reader you can just drag and drop any feed to be in any order in the feed list. Why can no other reader do this?!?!?!

  50. I really hope the project Normandy will success. I’m rally thankful for your team devotion to keep the RSS platform running properly as it was.
    Also thank you for being generous and open the api for the third party developer to use your platform.

  51. I tried Feedly once and I like it. I want to shift from Google Reader to Feedly, but there are several things that keeps me on Google Reader.

    1. I have a B&N Nook e-reader, which is running Android 2.1. I can’t install Feedly mobile app on it. I don’t see a plan for Feedly to support Android 2.1 as well.
    2. I have some link which only give partial story on the RSS. I need to click the link to read the full feed. However I can install third-party addon (e.g. Super Full Feeds on Chrome or D7 Google Reader on Android) which take advantage of Readability, Google Mobilizer or Instapaper Mobilizer to view the full feed.

    Is it possible for Feedly to open an API for developers seamlessly support Feedly on their mobile application.

    Thanks

  52. sounds wonderful…
    does it mean I can continue using google reader account to log in feedly or I have to register for a new feedly account after google stop its rss service?

  53. Was wondering if the ability to star posts, like in Reader, is in Feedly? Can my existing starred posts be brought over?
    Looks good so far!

  54. Ok, whew!
    I already use feedly to import all of my feeds from Google Reader. Not worried about the transition, however, here is where I panic. I have years of tagged posts collected in Google Reader and I have no idea how to export them. I have not even found a way to view tagged posts in feedly thus far. I may be missing something. I will tell you that people are freaking out due to this news. If there is a way that you can allow feedly to import tagged post from reader, that would be a FREAKING MIRACLE!!!!!! Am I asking for the impossible?

    1. Manually adding each of the tags i used in google reader to feedly resulted in my tagged articles carrying over, there is hope!

  55. As I am already a user of both Google Reader and Feedly, will the Normandy integration mean that I won’t need to use Google Takeout to import my existing RSS subscriptions into Feedly?

    1. I support this as well – the automated process, so all my G Reader stuff would be “auto-moved” to Feedly. I’m sure there are a bunch of people who are still not aware of GR dying and they will be hugely surprised not seeing their subscriptions in Feedly one day! Thank you Google… I’ve downloaded my GReader file anyway, just in case. So take my vote for this “auto” feature!

  56. Nice! I knew I made the right choice when I decided Feedly to be my go to RSS Reader for my Google Reader RSS. Good job!

  57. Feedly works great on my iPad, but the in-app browser in the Android app crashes all the time on my Nexus 7. It would be great if you could fix that. I’d even be happy if browser calls to read the rest off the story were pushed to another browser outside the Feedly app.

  58. I was excited, but so far it’s been slow to the point of timing out. I haven’t been able to test it out yet. Also, please add a feature to change the default layout for all feeds at once! It’s going to take a year and a day to go through each feed and change it individually.

  59. Thank you feedly,,, but I still don’t understand what’s wrong with google reader, it’s a good service though few people uses it but those who use it need it desperately. Thanks anyway,, great work by feedly.

  60. How exactly does this look anything like Google Reader? It’s not a clone, it doesn’t look or feel anything like it. Thanks for the bait and switch, but I think I’ll keep looking.

            1. I’d really like to see an Opera extension as well. I want to use Feedly, but I won’t load up a different browser every time I want to check it.

  61. Several users asked about a generic any-browser web interface, and several of the replies said you have one. None of the replies gave the URL. What is the URL?

  62. Glad to hear you have a plan in place. If you need any testers for the transition to Normandy I would be glad to help.

  63. I’ve been trying all morning and I keep getting this:

    Sorry. Feedly could not start!

    Technical Error Code: 064-reader_not_ready_within_45s_limit–feedly_14.0.468

    I’ve used this thing before!

  64. Can you be more specific when you say, “seamless”? I use Reader, I use Feedly to occasionally read my Reader feeds – so if I just keep using Feedly I have to do NOTHING? Is that what you’re implying? Because If I lose all my feeds because you tell me I have to do nothing… ugh.

  65. I have labels for many of my favorite articles in Google Reader. Can you also transfer that to here?

      1. Simon all starred items are there in feedly – well they are for me – under “read later”

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  67. Thank you for making this transition seamless. Im sure it was one of those potentially forgotten things until after the event that would have caused me great greif having not pulled my finger out before hand once first advised. You made this easy for me. I thank you good Sirs & Madams. **bow**

  68. Hi … will you be able to download a backup of your subscriptions using Feedly? That’s pretty critical for me.

  69. You folks look great. Can’t wait until the bandwidth issues get sorted, but thanks for having my back after the Google Reader shutdown

  70. google+ is 100% garbage, that stupid g+ always hover around many pages. In the line of Capitol punishment it should be G+ not google reader. I can smell money making google.

  71. You saved my sanity. Thank you. Never in my life have I hated Google. Well, except when they removed the community aspect from Reader. I do find that the site loads much faster on the ‘titles’ outlook than on any other (ie. mosaic, magazine, etc.)

    So far, I love it. Thank you for providing this service and standing in the gap that GReader was about to leave behind.

  72. Thanks, Love you feedly! You are more favorite now. Will you be implementing the search feature that searches through all read & unread articles from all/specific feed? I used Google Reader as my personalized search engine (searching through blogs and websites I care)…

  73. One of the things I loved about google reader is its ability for me to put in any link into the subscribe section and the service will ask me if a certain feed is what I wanted. So far it doesn’t seem like feedly’s “search” or “look for” model is working as well

    Thanks

  74. OMG, you guys are amazing, I am so thankful. Many of us would PAY (a reasonable price) for a good GReader replacement. This is critical need you are filling! HUGE THANKS!!!

  75. This sounds great, but it is not clear to me whether this is an automatic transition, or whether the user has to add his rss sources manually to that new Normandy gizmo for things to work. A more detailed explanation would be appreciated

  76. Thank you. I’ve been a Feedly user since early betas and it’s by far the best RSS reader I’ve used. That Google Reader will disappear and my experience won’t change is a huge blessing.

    All the more reason to love what you do!

  77. I’ve been using Feedly for 2 years now and absolutely love it. Glad to see this change and hope to see third party API Access for my apps that depend on it.

  78. Well this is good news froom feedly i hope they will do whole transaction like the folder , stared items etc. Because i will need by folders the most , i have stored so much data in my folders from past 2 years.

  79. Reblogged this on Vzades's Blog and commented:
    Here is a good news for all those who were sad affter listing the new that google is killing google reader. Feedly is going to do the trasaction seamlessly. It will trasfer all your data using its prject Normandy.

  80. Is Feedly browser dependent? At home I use Chrome and I can install Feedly (if I choose to give it a try), but at work we are forced to use IE. So when I am at work would I not be able to access my Feedly?

      1. This is unfortunate, as Google Reader is my main tool for the environment scanning I have to do for work. I’ll have to find another solution. Very sad as feedly looks good.

  81. I will switch to Feedly on PC only if a web version is provided, which means I can use it with any browsers without installing any apps. Otherwise, I maybe only use the mobile version.

  82. Hi, I’m new to your site, I think its really good and really good ui but its too slow, is it temporary problem or this the normal speed?

    and there is option to disable that list shown when i select text?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Ahmed and welcome!
      Sorry that it is so slow, it is indeed due to all the people leaving Google Reader. We should be back up to speed soon.
      Regarding your second question, are you talking about the option to tweet, to search, etc. that we give you when you mouse over a text? If so, you can’t disable that. Sorry. I am adding the option to our list.

      1. Thank you :), about the option to tweet yes that i was talking about, waiting for this option asap

  83. I feel sorta vindicated for having switched over to Feedly a few weeks ago. So, after Reader is discontinued, will we be required to create a Feedly account, or will the Google login suffice?

  84. Thank you very much. I was shocked first, when I read Google Reader will be closed. But now everything is cool again.

  85. I you admit suggestions, the reason why so many people still used Google Reader, over some other services that were visually more attractive is precisely the simplicity it providded (stil provides) sometimes is better to have a list sorted by oldest or by newest (left to the user to decide wich one is the best) than a colection of tiles with the entries excerpts.

      1. What I really liked about google reader is the “home” feature which gave me updates from my favorite feeds. I just switched and am overwhelmed by feed I usually read only once or twice a month…

  86. if you really want to hit it, make a compact view as was available in the reader. Having to go back and forth to just read the snippets is a UI disaster. I like fancy stuff, but this is a productivity tool, not a lifestyle product.

  87. Will Normandy poll the feeds for new articles? Or is it only loaded on user access?

    Let’s say I’m on holiday for a week, Google Reader will have all the posts available for reading even though the actual feed only have the latest x number of articles.

    This means if Normandy does not poll feed on a timely basis, I will only be presented with the latest x number of articles instead of the >x number of articles I have missed while not around.

      1. Please don’t replicate the annoying 1000 item per feed limit in Reader, make it a higher max please.

  88. Once Google Reader shut down, whats going to be the method of downloading our feeds onto our own machines from Feedly – if we ever want to transition to another service, or simply back-up all our feeds?

      1. Perfect – thank you! Maybe at least remind Google users to download their feeds from Google before it shuts down through feedly, so no one is disappointed? :)

  89. Thank you. I was so devastated upon hearing that googles reader will be shutting down. It’s like the internet’s getting old you know? Blogspots are rare. WordPress ‘used’ to be and now google. So, thank you feedly.

  90. The link for downlading the google chrome extension leads to the “Feedly Plus” store page and not the normal “Feedly” extension.

    The “plus” version being is (correct me if I’m wrong ) targeted to entreprise use.

    Why linking to that version?

  91. Thank you!! I did try Feedly before but went back to Reader.
    Looks like Google has forced my hand. just as well this is a fine piece of software.

  92. Shame on you, f**kin bastards, u didn’t god BB & WebOS apps, API & lots more, so how u decided to challenge with GR community? Do not make my sneakers laugh!

  93. Is there a way to migrate data in to a new account (i.e., import my Google account’s data, but *not* login to Feedly with a Google account)?

    1. This is what I’m also wondering about. I’m seeing Feedly as a Google Reader alternative but so far it seems like there’s no way to use it without a Google Reader account? That being said, if they’re able to cut the cord then I might end up liking Feedly better than I ever liked Reader.

  94. Would like to clarify something: since the migration from GReader to Feedly is seamless, and that “When Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end”, does this mean that Normandy is now saving my feeds as it is?

  95. Oh, that is a relief to hear! I have been using feedly on my smartphone for about three months and love it. Will the transition be automatic for users of will we need to update and download the new app ourselves? Or will it be pushed automatically? So awesome that you folks are doing something like coming up with the Normandy. :-)

  96. I keep exiting the android app whenever i use the back key to return to the previous view. Another poorly coded html 5 app :(

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  98. Thanks feedly guys. It is goog to see that you are working on this. I do not know what I would do without my RSS feeds. I love feedly on my browser and I do not want to miss it. Hope you can make a great API for 3rd party developers.

  99. That sounds great – thanks! But what about Feedly for Windows Phone and Windows 8? Feedly’s aesthetic would fit those environments perfectly!

  100. You’ve already received a ton of thank yous, but I feel I should add my voice to the noise, nonetheless. So, thank you, especially for a smooth transition.

    I have used Google Reader since it first came out. (Feedly, too, actually, but to a lesser extent.) I’m sort of at a loss that Reader is being shut down, but I’m glad Feedly is going to be there to take its place. It’s always been my other go-to reader.

  101. The idea is nice, but I wouldn’t call the transition from Google Reader to Feedly “seamless”.
    Needing an extension/addon/whatever is a big no-go for me :/

  102. It’s great that you’re “rescuing” us from this mess, however HTTPS support is crucial for me.
    Also, will Normandy pull the feeds around the clock and independently, like Google Reader does? Or will it pull the feed only when I’m looking at it (like a desktop app)?

  103. Thanks guys…just another step =P
    it would be helpful import tags automatically!.. and multitags (i know you already know…everybody knows!)..after that i’m gonna be happy again! ^_^

    1. Hey..another thing could be useful: a button to go to the next article…cause the “Jump to next” button, bring me to the next folder!…thank you again!!!!

  104. Is there a way to disable the automated grouping by dates in feedly? I would prefer the Google Reader style where the unread items are not grouped, just ordered by date.

    1. Second, I would really like this feature too.

      Also, is there a way to get rid of the featured items on the start page at the same time? All I really want on my interface is a list of unread items ordered by most recent first.

      Thank you.

  105. Security limits on my work computer prevent me from installing apps to chrome, is there a way to access feedly using just the web? This was a huge appeal to google reader, no additional software or apps to install.

  106. Yeah, It would be great alternative but lot of problems comes with it. The “preview” seems to be a “alpha build”, client can not handle connection problems, application install required (seriously? Why it is neccessary?), installed application consumes lot of memory and more….

    Ps: Support does not cares about users. I can’t even talk with support, that’s sad.

  107. Can you ensure the Firefox add-on also work in case I cannot install anything on firefox? I really like Feedly on iphone…the only drawback is that not all unread posts are automatically displayed…I’d love to navigate all unread posts without having to go into each feed manually. Thanks for this product!

  108. NOW would be the right time for you to fix that annoying bug in your mobile app on both iOS and Android that prevents it from refreshing when browsing the “Today” section, having marked everything as read and trying to refresh when new items have come in the meantime. I already mailed your support and never got an answer.

  109. What about those of us on corporate PCs who can’t install a browser plug-in? I’ve never understood why you don’t just have a version that works through the web site itself.

    1. I’m in the same situation. I could get in trouble if I installed a browser plugin without going through a very lengthy process to get it approved. A web page that does not require a plugin would be the best solution for us corporate users.

      1. It’s a dealbreaker for me. I’ve actually used the Feedly android app over GReader for a while, but if I can’t access feedly from any browser (work, home, someone else’s PC) then I can’t continue with feedly, even if you are able to clone GReader. Would be great to hear if this is on the horizon, as otherwise I’ll be moving to another service for mobile too (possible self-install of Tiny Tiny RSS on a home server).

        1. Same here. At work we use IE….i have no interest in using feedly on a mobile device nor can i DL a different browser like Mozilla. Can someone please tell me if i can use this on my browser like google reader?

      1. Still nothing — think it’s time to give up on Feedly. What is everyone using on BB10?

  110. woww.. after reading the news about Reader going out of business, i went to my Feedly pager worrying about how messy it would be to make the transition, only to find out a friendly green banner letting me know that there was nothing to worry about.. Thanks Feedly!

  111. Please add export functionality from feedly once you’ve migrated Google Reader content. I just feel better when I’m able to do backups on my local machine…

  112. Thank you! Please make this a great new place. No ads, rather a subscription if you need money.

  113. @feedly
    Hey!
    I’ve been starting my day with Feedly for around a year and really enjoy it! I hope this new project also improve it much better. There’re only 2 things I would like to ask:

    1. when will we be able to +1 or like feeds same as the web ver. on the mobile app? (I use an Android phone so I don’t know whether IOS ver. support it or no!)

    2. Since I’d like the apps which have different language options, I would like to know how can I contribute to Feedly in Persian (as my mother tongue)? (a community like Twitter has or in some way)

    Warm regards,
    Millad

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