The race is on to create the next best Google Reader client, in anticipate of the service closing on July 1. Feedly is off to a huge start, surpassing 3 million users. Digg has openly shared its plans to create a client too. To make things even more interesting, popular and gorgeously designed Google Reader client Reeder has announced it is making its Mac and iPad versions a free download, as explained in an update on the future of the app:
Reeder for Mac and iPad
Reeder for Mac and iPad will be updated to 2.0 in the coming months. Version 2.0 will add all the features of the iPhone version, including all sharing and syncing services. Until then, Reeder for Mac and Reeder for iPad will be free, starting today.
Reeder for Mac and iPad are now free. See here for more information: reederapp.com/reader
— Reeder (@reederapp) 1. April 2013
The iPhone version is still a paid app, and the developer notes the next 3.1 update is coming soon to introduce Feedbin and standalone/local RSS.