As Google Reader is set to shut down, many new replacements have started showing up. AOL Reader is the latest to come through. Although little less on details, AOL Reader is expected to work on all your portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
AOL Reader launched
The reader is still in the beta stage however, people who send and request invites can login via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. There isn’t surprising changes being made to the layout but you can tweak it to your liking. There are four layout options to choose from:
- List view
- Card view
- Full view
- Pane view
Using any of the above layout, you can view your subscriptions as simple list of headlines, a more visual grid of cards an infinitely-scrolling page or like your email! Also, there are 2 themes to choose from: light and dark; and four different font sizes ranging from small to x-large.
The simple and minimalistic tool promises to integrate well with other AOL services such as AOL Mail and AOLOn. Currently, there seems to be no way to import feeds from other services, but the support is likely to be added in the future.
AOL Reader Upcoming features
- Native iOS and Android apps
- Export feeds to OPML
- Sharing within AOL reader and with other AOL Reader users
- Integration with third-party services
Most readers currently prefer FeedDemon and gReader, because these applications provide customization that no other services provide. So its is to be seen how AOL Reader will perform.