One connection Feedly needs to replace Google Reader – IFTTT

Update: April 6, 2013

Update: March 28, 2013

I found this IFTTT link, where you can make channel suggestions. Please go there and request a Feedly channel. Thank You!


After a week of reviewing Feedly as a replacement for Google Reader, there is still one immediate item outstanding, that will make the transition complete. An IFTTT trigger channel. The Feedly Community Support site is clamoring for this very same channel.

If you are unfamiliar with IFTTT (If This Then That), it is an efficient and very useful ifttt-channelsautomation resource. IFTTT is a web site with a collection of web bot’s. These web bot’s allow you to easily make connections, and automated actions or “recipes” between several different social media, WordPress, news, and email sites. Your only real limitation to these recipes are the channels (services/platforms) available, the actions the channels can perform, the ingredients available for the actions, and your imagination. The recipes are very easy to understand. You can make your own recipes from scratch, or there are publicly shared recipe’s ready made, that you can use or modify. There is so much to explain about IFTTT, this topic is better left for another blog post. It is best to just click on the above links and take a look around. Try some public recipes, its easy to modify, disable, or delete them.

Google Reader IFTTT Triggers

Google Reader IFTTT Triggers



Here are the items required in the Feedly IFTTT trigger to restore the same work flow we had with Google Reader.



  1. New starred item. – In Feedly’s case this would be a saved or bookmarked item.
    1. This trigger fires every time you star a new item in Google Reader.
    2. No other options required if you choose this, just create trigger.
  2. New tagged item. – Feedly already has tags and Feedly channels can take the place of Google Reader folders.ifttt tag trigger option
    1. This Trigger fires for every new item with a specific tag or from a specific folder in Google Reader.
    2. Options requirement if you choose this trigger. Type the name of the tag you want to use in Feedly that will activate the trigger.


Click on page 2 to learn more about the ingredients that need to go in the triggers.

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4 comments on “One connection Feedly needs to replace Google Reader – IFTTT
  1. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or
    copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of completely unique content
    I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d
    certainly appreciate it.

  2. Rose B says:

    Thank you so much for suggesting this to them! This channel would be absolutely great to truly replace my GReader in saving items to Evernote.

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