Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Google Reader - Google Takeout

Google Takeout of your Google Reader data:

"If you'd like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout. You'll receive your subscription data in an XML file, and the following information will be downloaded as JSON files:
  • List of people that you follow
  • List of people that follow you
  • Items you have starred
  • Items you have liked
  • Items you have shared
  • Items shared by people you follow
  • Notes you have created
  • Items with comments"


  1. Thought I'd let you know. After trying several replacements for Reader, I have finally settled on Newsblur. The free version covers enough subscriptions for me (64) and the iOS app is decent. Everything else was clunky, slow, or missing features to set things up in a familiar way. Each user likes different aspects of Reader, so this may not be for everyone.

    1. I had to look... I have over 200 subscriptions. Yikes.

      I'll have to check out Newsblur - $24/year isn't bad for unlimited.

    2. I hacked mine down to the current level awhile back. I had to look at which ones I was really reading. I pretty much dropped anything from Gawker after a few articles ticked me off, and I can't read anything connected with Michael Arrington anymore. Most of my tech news comes from a combination of The Verge (I used to maintain Josh and Company's computers when they were at AOL), Silicon Valley Insider, and GrilledCheeseHacker.

    3. I'm with you on Gawker. I scan through LifeHacker, but that is all I can take. I tried the Verge for a while, but gave up on it. I see a lot of my tech stories via Twitter now.