Archive for the ‘google reader’ Category

Single most useful addon for Firefox 3

I have been fiddling with various addons for firefox 3, but found Feedly to be the most awesome.

It is basically a start page/feed reader, but looks much much better than iGoogle or even Google Reader!

I have not yet tried all the features, but the UI is very good; it has a newspaper kind of interface, but it also has so many keyboard shortcuts like the Google Reader.

For most of the blogs, it shows the comments as well on the same page.

And the coolest thing is it is directly linked to Google Reader, so you need not subscribe to all your feeds again.

Give it a try, I am sure you will find it engaging.

Link: http://www.feedly.com/

Google! I am feeling lucky this week..

Two of my oft used web apps received major updates this week.

Google Reader has got Search and a lot of other enhancements making it even more better and easier to use.

And Orkut has added news feeds like Facebook. I always liked Facebook more but stuck with Orkut because I have more than 200 friends who have not yet moved to Facebook. So it is nice to see many enhancements in Orkut recently.

It is nice to see Orkut come up with news feeds finally. All the users have been doing this for a long time by changing their names. Many times I wonder who is this “New pics uploaded” in my friend list. Now if they upload new pics, they need not do this.

Also it would be good, if Orkut comes up with Status Updates like in Facebook. It would again save users from changing their names.

Finally found an use for GreaseMonkey

I installed GreaseMonkey on my Firefox a couple of months back. And I tried many of the scripts to tweak various sites, but did not find any of them very essential, so I mostly disable GreaseMonkey and have it installed only to try some new scripts..

Finally I found out a real useful script today. I am totally addicted to Google Reader these days and today I came across some post about a new firefox addon. I forgot to star it, and when I wanted to find it again, I could not locate it as I got another 200 posts within hours. I seriously dont understand why there is a search box in Google Reader, goes against the unsaid Google policy of ‘search and not sort’..

That is when I installed this Google Reader Search greasemonkey script. It is a very essential script, atleast until Google adds Search to the Reader(I hope this happens soon)

My Link Blog

You can now find a new widget on the right side of my blog mentioning all the posts that I have found interesting.

I would encourage all to start sharing the posts you enjoyed. It is just one click away if you are using Google Reader. If you arent using it, you are missing something! It is the most amazing application I have been using in a while.

Check this post for steps to starting a link blog using Google Reader.