I've heard many people complaining that iGoogle doesn't offer an option to export feeds. Some of them wanted to use a feed reader like Google Reader, while others intended to migrate to competing services like Netvibes or Pageflakes.
Thankfully, iGoogle lets you export your settings and gadgets as a XML file, which can be easily processed and transformed into an OPML file.
Here's what you need to do if you want to export the feeds from your iGoogle page in the OPML format:
1. Log in to a Google account.
2. Download iGoogle's backup file and open it in a text editor like Notepad. Copy the entire content of the file to the clipboard (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C).
For example, if you use Chrome in Windows, just open Notepad, download the backup file and drag it to the Notepad window.
3. Paste the code below and then click on "Convert to OPML". (If you are concerned about sharing private data, you should know that this is just a client-side script that doesn't store your data and it doesn't send it to a third-party service.)
4. Save the output in a XML file: igoogle-subscriptions.xml.
To import the file in Google Reader, go to Settings, click on Import/Export and upload the OPML file. In Netvibes, the steps are less obvious: Add content > Add a feed > Import. Most feed readers have an option to import a list of subscriptions.
I tested the script for converting iGoogle's backup file in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, using Google Reader and Netvibes as destinations.
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