Read RSS Feeds from Your Desktop with Google Reader Desktop Gadget

Google reader is one of the best and widely used RSS feed readers. If you are a user of Google Reader, Here is an option for you to access Google reader from your desktop. The Google Reader Desktop gadget allows you to access and read your RSS subscriptions from your desktop screen. This new gadget’s interface is designed to be useful for the existing users and it is also compact like every other Google gadget.

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google reader desktop gadget

In order to use this gadget, follow these steps..

  • Download and Install Google Desktop.
  • After that Download the Google Reader Gadget and install it.
  • Sign-in to your Google account.
  • After you select a RSS subscription, your gadget will update automatically with new posts. Clicking an item opens a larger view where you can see the item preview and perform familiar actions such as star, share, and email.
  • Clicking on an item title will take you to the original website in your browser.

Note: HTML feeds won’t render fully due to some limitations, hope Google will work on this. 

The Reader gadget is open sourced and will work on Linux and Windows. This is very much useful and makes it easy as you can read your RSS subscriptions without opening your browser every time.


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June 24, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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