Although it is highly disappointing that Google Reader will no longer be available as of July 1st, there is one upside to the situation. That is, the popular newsreader app Reeder has been discounted to free for iPad and Mac.
Since the Reeder app relies on Google Reader itself to power its backend, developer Silvio Rizzi obviously feels that it is a good opportunity to make the app available for free while he explores different alternatives.
At the minimum, Reeder is set to gain Feedbin support in the near future; that said, the future of the app does look bright. So, if you’re smart, you’ll take advantage of this deal and get Reeder for free while the limited time promotion lasts. Reeder could become one of the best Google Reader alternatives when the latter service inevitably disappears, so you might just counting your lucky pennies at that time for taking advantage of this offer now.