Google Reader gets a facelift

Google has changed the interface on Google Reader. It took a while for me to get used to the changes, but it was worth it -- the new layout is quite different, but it will likely appeal a larger group than the previous version.

Google has changed the interface on Google Reader. It took a while for me to get used to the changes, but it was worth it -- the new layout is quite different, but it will likely appeal a larger group than the previous version.


After playing with the new layout, I am actually quite fond of it -- a lot of things make sense.  The one behaviour I don't get is the "Home" tab shown when you first log into the service -- I would much prefer seeing the "All items" in the "List view" format as the default.  Overall though, I am thinking Google Reader now has a much better chance of gaining traction. 

Some new features include:

  • Expanded view and list view
  • Simplified sharing functionality
  • Improved read-state management
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Unread counts
  • Mark all as read
This update is very welcome, and I can even see myself using it even more than I do already (oh my!).  If only there was a "feeds" section in Gmail!

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.
See All
See All