Google Reader was the best way to read RSS feeds. It still is. But not for long. Google plans to close the service on July 1.

One of the best things about Google Reader is that it is web-based. You can use it in any browser on any device. It would sync my feeds, keep track of read or unread messages and remember starred items across my phones, tablets and computers.

Feedly is a nice alternative on the desktop. It works even better on my iPad. There’s no version for Windows Phone 8 or Blackberry, which means I can’t sync RSS across my devices.

NextGen reader is great on the Windows Phone, but not so good on desktop Windows – it’s a Metro app – and non-existent on the iPad.