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This article was published on December 5, 2008


Google Reader Gets an Overhaul

Google Reader Gets an Overhaul
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.


Google Reader has made a few pretty hefty changes to the app. Firstly the UI has been given an overhaul with collapsible sidebar lists such as “main links” and “subscriptions”. The header feels slightly smaller and the apps palette is definitely softer.

You seem to be able to view more stories from your Google Reader homepage view. Fortunately you have now been given the option of hiding unread counts and therefore sites with unread stories appear simply in bold.

The most obvious feature of the overhaul is your “Friends shared items” which has been given a far more prominent position, of course you can collapse this section too.

Check out all the details on the Google Reader blog or visit the app yourself.