Most top bloggers know the importance of keeping up with other top blogs. There is so much one can learn from the work of others. Besides, if you are not keeping up with the latest developments in your market, you are going to get left behind. Most feed junkies assume that they have to settle for Google Reader to manage their RSS feeds. But there are other sophisticated RSS readers that are capable of tracking all your feeds. NewsBlur is quite a simple alternative to Google Reader. It helps you organize your feeds and get more reading done each and everyday.
Just like Google Reader, NewsBlur lets you organize your feeds in folders. You can go over stories in NewsBlur or visit the original pages for stories that interest you. NewBlur gives you 3 viewing modes to save you time. NewsBlur is highly customizable. You can control the client’s behavior to your heart’s content. It supports various sharing services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Read It Later. Backing up your feeds is super easy too.
What’s nice about NewsBlur is the fact that it lets you import your feeds from Google Reader. Just like Google Reader, this tool shows you the number of stories in your queue and the ones you are yet to read. This is a browser-based client so it works on any platform.
If you are looking for an alternative RSS reader to Google Reader, NewsBlur is well worth checking out. It is fast and highly customizable.