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March 13, 2013

Discontinued effective immediately: Snapseed Desktop for Windows and Mac (iOS/Android apps still alive)

Google is aggressively trying out different things but there's a price to pay for this aggressiveness. More products and projects are getting cancelled. In a new "Spring Cleaning" announcement at the Official Google Blog, Google has revealed that the desktop version of Snapseed for Windows and Mac will be discontinued - effective immediately. The mobile Snapseed apps for Apple iOS/iTunes and the Google Android Market will continue and will continue to be free. Here is the Snapseed paragraph from the official Google blog post:


"Beginning today we’ll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows. Existing customers will continue to be able to download the software and can contact us for support. We’ll continue to offer the Snapseed mobile app on iOS and Android for free."


Also getting the hammer is the popular with internet power users Google Reader. Thankfully this won't be unplugged immediately. Google will pull the plug on the Google Reader on July 1, 2013. People using the Google Reader can save some of their data through the Google Takeout service... UPDATE: The Verge started an informal Twitter retweet petition asking Google to keep Google Reader alive.


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