That let you:
Reader2000 is the only one that does it all! We’re a bit biased (let’s be fair), but the truth is that none of the supposed Google Reader sharebro “replacements” offers all of those core features, and yet R2K goes above and beyond to offer even more, including but not limited to:
No more whining about the end of Google Reader, sign up at reader2000.com!
R2K will always let you import your feeds by uploading an OPML file, but TODAY IS THE LAST DAY that Google will let you download your OPML file containing your Reader subscriptions
After you download your data from Google takeout, login to your R2K account (or create one!) and click the “Import your feeds” button in the sidebar:
Find the file called subscriptions.xml that you downloaded from Google Takeout:
Click “Submit” to upload, and you should be good to go!
As always, hit up email@example.com if you have any questions or problems
Reasons to import your Google Reader data to R2K RIGHT NOW:
A common complaint over the years has been that R2K loaded all of the images in your browser regardless of whether you opened a share, leading to slow performance generally, and particularly heavy bandwidth usage on mobile devices
No more! R2K now lazy loads images and other media, so your browser will only load the relevant images when you expand a share or RSS post. You should see better performance everywhere, and less data usage on your phone
Spot a bug? Hit up firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s seriously getting down to the wire with the whole Google-killing-off-Reader thing, so if you haven’t imported your stuff to R2K yet, you should do it, NOW! It takes less than 30 seconds of your time, and if you wait until the whole thing goes under, you’ll have to go through the Google Takeout song and dance (which you should do anyway as a backup, but it’s annoying to have to download then upload to import)
R2K imports all of your feed subscriptions, folders, and, as of now, your 250 most recent starred items. All you have to do is sign up for R2K and click the “Import from Google Reader” button in the sidebar
If you’ve already imported your feeds and folders, you can import again to grab your starred items, click the “Import your starred items” button (duh)
Your starred items will be available as a “private” RSS feed that you subscribe to, but nobody else is allowed to see
Of course you can import your Google Reader feeds to R2K, but if for whatever reason you prefer to read your RSS feeds on Feedly or NewsBlur (two #p.dece options), you can still use the Note in R2K bookmarklet to share to Reader2000. Click the bookmarklet from within Feedly/NewsBlur, and whatever post you have open will be the body of your share, and the link will go to the source article, not your RSS reader’s URL
If you want to share an excerpt, you can highlight some text before clicking the bookmarklet, and then the body of your share will be only what you highlighted instead of the entire post
UPDATE: bookmarklet works with Digg Reader too
shift + i and
shift + p will save to Instapaper and Pocket, respectively (also,
? will show you the full list of keyboard shortcuts)
The entire article will be sent to your account of choice, not just the excerpt in the share or post, so it’s a great way to manage your favorite #longreads
You’ll obviously have to set up accounts with Instapaper and/or Pocket if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to download the appropriate apps for mobile reading!
The end is nigh!
Google Reader is going away on July 1. Your subscription data will probably get tossed as part of the purge, so you should import your feeds to R2K before then. It’s pretty simple, just sign up at reader2000.com, then click the “Import from Google Reader” button on the left sidebar, no need to download any OPML files or anything!
Other features you get when you join R2K:
Just in time for the end of the world (of Reader), you can now import your feeds and folders from Google Reader to R2K. Click the “Import from Google Reader” button in the sidebar to get started, no need to download any files or anything!
This means there are 2 basic ways to share things on R2K:
shift + s is the keyboard shortcut to share an RSS post; use
shift + n to share with note
There are several ways to control your privacy on R2K, all can be adjusted from the Privacy Settings menu