Here’s a nod toward one of the tools I’ve been using pretty nonstop lately. GReader is a feed parser and consolidator where you can throw all of your RSS and Atom feeds to sift through all at the same location. It’s not a lot different than other feed readers and until GReader I’d been using my mail program Thunderbird and it was working very well. One of the big reasons for my switch was that GReader is web based, linked to your Google (gmail) account so you can access it no matter what computer you may find yourself behind in need of some good blog or news reading.

If you’re rocking the Firefox Web Browser (and if you’re not, stop reading this post and go get it immediately, Firefox is probably one of the best things to have happened to the internet since it was just a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye) – go grab the Better GReader extension (for Firefox 3 Beta versions and RC1 – older versions may need to do a quick add-on search) which allows you to add some sweet customizations to your GReader interface from changing the interface appearance and fonts, to adding favicons to your feeds.

GReader also seems to be the reader of choice among other feed subscribers as well. A recent Lifehacker poll puts GReader on top, gaining a very impressive 58.1% of a total 4551 votes.

~ by veniatregnum on May 30, 2008.

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