(For all intents and purposes, we’re focusing solely on desktop readers. Those interested in looking for new tablet or smartphone readers can find a roundup of the best ones here.)
One of the most popular RSS readers out there and for good reason, Feedly takes what’s great about Google reader and adds so much more to the experience With numerous different layouts to experiment with and little features here and there, it’s a great one to get started with and importing your Google Reader data is simple.
An analytics platform by trade, NetVibes is also an RSS reader, which allows you to track topics through dashboards, allowing you to organize topics, sites and interests through widgets. If that display appears to be too messy, you can revert back to a normal feed display.