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    How to Move Feeds from FeedDemon / Newsgator to Google Reader


    Most of us follow our favorite blogs via RSS Feeds. To keep track of all the blogs, i use FeedDemon on my PC and Newsgator on the Web as a online feed reader.

    Both Newsgator and FeedDemon synchronize feeds so, that both are in sync.

    Few days back, Newsgator has come up with a news that their Online Feed Reader will no longer be available. This news has caused upset to lot of users who depend on both to keep track of the blogs or news.

    You guys might have noticed if you had tried to login to NewsGator account.

    NewsGator Online Reader will no longer be available

    Now, to make sure that your feeds both in FeedDemon and Online web Feed Reader in Sync. You need to signup an account in Google Reader and move the Feeds from Newsgator to Google Reader.

    How to Move Feeds from Newsgator to Google Reader

    1. Sign-up for a Google Readerβ„’ account

      You can use your existing Gmail account to login to Google Reader, so that Google Reader is also attached to the Gmail id you use the most.

    2. Export NewsGator RSS Feeds
      • Login to NewsGator Online
      • Check on the top Nav Bar, you should see Settings. Click on it
      • A new page will open, You will see Tabs on the Tab. Click on Edit Locations
        NewsGator Edit Locations
      • Under the NewsGator Web Edition Location, click OPML
      • A new page will open. Now Select Expose OPML to all users and click Save Changes button
        NewsGator OPML Settings
      • Click OPML once more. A web page will open which will have OPML URL link. Click on it
      • It will open the link in your browser, select File | Save as and save the file with extension .opml

        Now the first task is completed i.e., Exporting RSS Feeds into OPML file from NewsGator.

    3. Import your NewsGator RSS OPML to Google Reader
      • In Google Reader, click on Settings
      • A page will open. Now click on Import/Export link
      • Now click on Choose OPML file button and select the OPML file you saved in the previous step.
      • Now click on Upload button to import OPML file to your Google Reader
      • Google Reader will add all the subscriptions in the list to your account and start checking the feeds for updates

    If you have followed the above steps properly, you have successfully transferred all the Feeds from Newsgator to Google Reader.

    How to synchronize feeds between Google Reader and FeedDemon

    All these days we were able to Synchronize feeds between FeedDemon and Newsgator. This was due to compatibility and understanding between both parties. Now that Newsgator is discontinuing Online Web Feed Reader. FeedDemon new version will be able to keep the feeds in the sync with your Google Reader.

    In order to tell FeedDemon to keep the feeds in sync with Google Reader, you need to Download below FeedDemon and install it.

    Download FeedDemon Latest Client

    I will come up with one more post to show How to setup FeedDemon Latest Client so that it can sync with your Google Reader Feeds.

    – Check this How to setup FeedDemon Latest Client to Synchronize with Google Reader

    Hope you were able to understand this post and implement it. Appreciate your comments/suggestions/inputs.

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    11 Comments

    1. earningstep says:

      sure this is nice info.. i am feeddemon user as well. and this give me lot of information i need .
      if i can ask you something , i really wonder what the plugin you use for ” sharing this post “

    2. Atul says:

      haven’t used feeddemon or newsgator yet..could u elaborate their significance?
      .-= Atul´s last blog ..Funny Lines =-.

    3. I use RSS owl and Google Reader. Nice tutorial buddy ! πŸ˜‰

    4. mostlyBlog says:

      hey Nihar i never used this ,but now i have to start using this , thanks buddy for sharing
      .-= mostlyBlog´s last blog ..Remove AVG Antivirus with AVGRemover =-.

    5. just moved my feeds to Google Reader, thanks for the tip.

    6. Ray says:

      Great article, when will you have the following post?

      I will come up with one more post to show How to setup FeedDemon Latest Client so that it can sync with your Google Reader Feeds.

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