Free Online RSS Reader Google Reader Alternative: Digg Reader

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Digg Reader is a free online RSS reader and a free Google Reader alternative which even allows you to import your saved Google Reader RSS feed subscriptions in the form of a OPML file. If you’re interested in building up your subscriptions from scratch you can do that too by copy-pasting RSS feed addresses of the blogs and websites from where you’d like to be kept up to date about new posts and updates.

Digg Reader looks pretty much like every other online RSS feed reader, but in order to use it, you’re gonna have to login with either Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Left sidebar holds categories where you can switch between updates from all the RSS feeds that you’re keeping track of, those that are popular with other Digg users, your own “diggs”, saved RSS updates and then individual RSS feed subscriptions all the way down below.

Digg Reader default window

We’ve already added the ILoveFreeSoftware feed and on the right you can see the RSS feed updates posted from the selected category on the left. They’re listed according to time that they were posted, newest at the top of course.

Key features of Digg Reader are:

  • Web based: keep track of RSS updates from websites inside a browser
  • Simple registration using either Facebook, Twitter or Google+
  • Google Reader support: simply import subscriptions via OPML files
  • Social networks: post RSS feeds directly to connected social networks
  • Categories: browse popular, saved, digged or individual RSS feeds
  • Keyboard control: allows you to control the interface with keyboard

Similar software: RSS Voyage, FeedBooster, News360RSS Ticker, Desktop BBC News.

Google Reader has recently closed its doors. This has left a lot of people looking for an alternative. If you are looking for a Google Reader alternative, then Digg Reader just might be the thing that you’re looking for.

How to keep track of RSS feed updates with Digg Reader: free online RSS reader

When you open up the Digg Reader website by clicking on the link down below your gonna have to register, or should we say sign in with one of the three supported social logins.

Digg Reader adding feed

You’ll be offered to import your Google Reader RSS subscriptions (via OMPL file) right away. Do if you want to add them like that, or you can click on the Add button all the way in the bottom left corner of the Digg Reader interface. From the pop-up menu that appears, you can also create a folder for categorizing your RSS subscriptions.

Digg Reader right corner menu

Some options are also available from the top right corner. There you can change layout of RSS feed updates from list to more detailed view. You can also access settings, mark all the RSS news updates as read and so on. From the list you can Digg update, favorite them or share to Facebook or Twitter.


Digg Reader works very well. It’s very easy to setup RSS feed subscriptions whether you’re doing it manually or by importing them using OPML files. It’s also very easy to keep track of updates using its very simplistic interface. Try it and see how it goes. Free to join.

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