14th March, 2013 RSS Central in a world without Google Reader
Yesterday, Google announced that they are to close their Google Reader service as of the 1st of July 2013. Personally I'm a little surprised by this and I suspect it will cause upset for quite a number of people. Rest assured that this will not affect RSS Central in any way as RSS Central is not reliant on Google Reader for any of its functionality.
If you suddenly find yourself needing an alternative to Google Reader, why not give RSS Central a try? The trial mode is completely unrestricted so you can properly evaluate it and see if it meets your requirements. RSS Central is available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Transferring your existing subscriptions from Google Reader into RSS Central is fairly straightforward to do. You can find details on how to export your feeds to an OPML file in this article. Once you've done that, they can be imported into RSS Central via Dropbox (Windows 8 and Windows Phone) or SkyDrive (Windows Phone only for the moment, coming to Windows 8 soon).
Many people have requested the ability to synchronise the read/unread status of articles across the Windows Phone and Windows 8 versions of RSS Central. This is not currently possible, but is a feature that I am planning for a future release. I need to get my book finished first, but this synchronisation feature is the very next thing that I will be working on, so hopefully this will allow you to better manage your subscriptions in the future.
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