What Is Google Reader? The amount of information on the web is rapidly increasing. Google Reader helps you keep up with it all by organizing and managing all the content you're interested in. Instead of continuously checking your favorite sites for updates, you can let Google Reader do it for you. From news sites to your friends' blogs, Google Reader helps you keep up-to-date with all the online information that matters most to you.
What can you do with google reader?
Automatically get the latest news and updates from your favorite sites.
Sort your reading list based on what's most relevant to you.
Organize what you read with labels and stars.
Quickly share interesting items with friends via email or by blogging them, directly from Reader.
You can access your Google Reader account from any computer with online access. Whether you're at home, at work or abroad, your subscriptions stay with you.
You need a google account
Google reader homepage
The left side of the screen displays your subscriptions. Each subscription has a count of all unread posts, which indicates how many new items are available to read. Clicking on a subscription shows you items from that subscription.
Clicking the "Share" button adds the item to your public page. Your public page is an easy way to share items of interest with friends and family. The right side of the screen displays your items. You can choose to display your items in list view or expanded view. The compact list view allows you to quickly skim the latest headlines, while the expanded view displays the full content of the items.
Expanded view List view
You can organize feeds via tagging,book marking or filling
If you use the Google Personalized Homepage and have installed Reader homepage module, it will automatically show up on your mobile homepage.
Click the gray arrow button to view the original source for an item. This is particularly useful if a feed only includes snippets or links.
Just like in Gmail, you can star your items by clicking the star. The star can be useful for many things, like indicating an item you want to read later or marking your favorite posts.
what I study?
Google Reader was the first application to make use of Google Gears, a browser extension that lets online applications work offline. Users who have installed the extension can download up to 2000 items to be read offline. After coming back online, Google Reader updates the feeds.
Keyboard shortcuts j/k item down/up selects the next/previous item in the list space/shift-space page down/up moves the page down/up s toggle star stars the selected item t tag an item opens the tagging field for the selected item v view original opens the original source for this article in a new window r refresh refreshes the unread counts in the navigation gt go to tag allows you to navigate to a tag by entering the tag name u toggle full screen mode hides and shows the list of subscriptions ? keyboard shortcuts help displays a quick guide to all of Reader's shortcuts
Reader reading list (or any label of your choosing) can now be added as a module to the homepage
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