In turn, Netvibes launches its alternative to Google Reader

The company Netvibes announced this week the launch of a new version of its RSS reader, which now resembles the defunct Google Reader.

Once positioned as the reference tool on the market for RSS readers, Google Reader Service closed its doors in July. Since then, new tools have emerged to accommodate the user base, among which we count Feedly, AOL Reader, Digg Reader or The Old Reader. On his turn Netvibes enters the race.

Originally presented as a personalized home page embellished widgets Netvibes offers an RSS reader for some time, however, the tool was not as successful as the competition. This week, the company, now owned by Dassault Systèmes, has unveiled a new version.

Netvibes Reader incorporates the basic codes RSS reader with feeds placed in a pane on the left and an overview of items in the main panel to the right. Three display modes are available for the presentation of flow: condensed with an overview or as a mosaic returning item pictures. The user can add subscriptions to one or a load immediately an OPML file.