Google Shutting Down Google Reader, Snapseed and a Bunch of Other Applications
It’s time for the big spring cleaning at Google, that will leave behind the “corpses” of some pretty popular services and apps. The most famous of them is Google Reader, that will cease to function starting July 1st and Feedburner will probably die out as well.
Google Reader debuted in 2005 and it was a very useful tool for journalists, who wanted to have all the favourite news resources in an efficient system. Of course, over the past years, Google Reader was criticized for its lack of evolution and clutter, so it was expected that it would come to this. Users and developers who want to keep their RSS feeds can export their data, including the subscriptions, using Google Takeout during the following 4 months.
Google purchased Snapseed last year and now it will shut down its Mac and PC apps. Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows will cease to exist, while the Android and iOS apps will be unharmed. Other apps given the axe are Google Cloud Connect, Google Building Maker and Google Voice App for BlackBerry. The full list is here.