As Google Reader will disappear starting July 1st, I was looking for an alternative as I am still reading many RSS feeds on a regular basis. I looked at Feedly first, which looks quite ok especially if they really will rebuild the Google API and will be independent from Google Reader bevor Google stops the service.
However there are two reasons why I will not use it:
1. It is already overcrowded because of the many people currently switching to Feedly from Google and sometimes no longer reachable.
2. It is again a solution which might be ended sometime in the future and then you need to look for a replacement again
So I bought a licence of Fever (30 US-$) and installed it on my own hosting environment. So I have my online feed reader under my own control and this will hopefully prevent it from disappearing in the future ;-). So far it looks fine. There is a also special iPhone theme available which can be used to read the feeds while mobile.
I am also using Reeder for iPhone which has built in support for Fever as well so it is a full replacement of my former Feedler/Google Reader combination. I am just missing an iPad version of Reeder (the currently available version seems not to support Fever yet).
Let us see how this new tools will work in if used daily …