We’re all bummed that Google Reader is going away, and while we’ve highlighted some alternatives (and are looking for your favorites, too!) you may not even an alternative when IFTTT and any bookmarking service of your choice (in this case, Pocket) can give you similar results.
Over at The Lab, Ruth explains that even though Google Reader is gone, you can use IFTTT and Pocket (or any similar article-saving service of your choice—you could just as easily use Evernote, Dropbox, even Gmail to house your articles) to get new articles from your favorite blogs dumped into a central location where you can read and organize them whenever you want. She specifically suggests “read it later” type services because they’re designed for article reading and organization, so while her recipe uses Pocket, you can use it as-is or sub in Instapaper or Readability if you prefer.
We could see the same recipe modified to send articles from your favorite sites to Gmail, and then a Gmail filter to take new articles that land in your inbox to be directed to a specific Gmail filter—maybe called “Reader”—to duplicate the Google Reader experience. It might be overkill if you have hundreds of feeds, but if you were only using Google Reader for a few blogs here and there, it might be worth a look. Hit the link below to read more on how Ruth did it, and to grab her recipe.
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Combine IFTTT and Pocket, Evernote, or Gmail for a DIY Google Reader Replacement