Google Reader is a very popular free RSS Reader web application that keeps its users informed about the latest on our favorite website. It is a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline. If you are looking for a more visually appealing interface, you can check out WebReader.
WebReader is a free and full featured Google Reader desktop client that works on Windows. The application aims to enhance the RSS feed-reading experience by altering the article-view mode, categorizing feeds and enabling easy sharing of items via social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.
The multiple view options available for articles (items) include:
Besides this, the desktop client for Google Reader offers many features like subscribing/unsubscribing, starring items, searching them and more. Also, a notifier informs you whenever a new item is available.
In the first run, a user is required to log-in his Google Reader, using his/her email and password details for the Google account. Once done, the main program opens up with its interface allowing you to search items with particular content or view recommended and favorite items.
You can add feeds from within the client. The feeds get categorized in the left pane with the articles that are received being displayed in the right pane. The application is only 1.4 MB in size and installs very quickly.
WebReader is a useful application, that aims to add style and simplicity to Google Reader. It works on Windows 7 and other versions of Windows OS such as Windows Vista and Windows XP.
This cross-platform RSS reader requires installation of Adobe Air, a cross-operating system run time required to build Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
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