With the impending shut down of Google Reader being just around the corner (on July 1), RSS fans have been searching for an alternative to their popular feed. Digg has heard the cries and will be launching the first public beta of its new Reader replacement called Digg Reader, next week. The beta will slowly roll out at first, but Digg promises that it will be available to everyone by June 26. It was made clear that the service will become a freemium product, akin to services such as Evernote, which provide free services with extra paid options available to those who are willing to pay. One thing to note here is that all of the features available during the free beta will be a part of the free version of the reader in the future.

Digg Reader will even come with migration tools to help you move your feeds from Google Reader. In addition to that, Digg promises the core product will feature mobile apps that sync with your Reader web page, a clean layout that focuses on article content and support for subscribing, sharing, saving and organizing.

The mobile beta will be launching as an iOS app with Android support coming in the 60 days following launch. Other upcoming features include integration of third-party services such as Buffer and Evernote along with improved sorting and filtering of feeds, notifications and search.

Will any of you be trying out Digg Readerís beta version?

Source: Digg (blog)