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Supercharge your Google Reader with FeedSquares

One of the most significant topics for people involved in search engine advertising and RSS is Google Reader. And if you’re obsessed to Google Reader for all your news and RSS podcasting relevant aggregation needs but a little annoyed by its boring interface, you may want to explore the FeedSquares Chrome browser extension.

FeedSquares make things look better on the feeds of Google Reader. Although it is missing some features, it still does the job quick. The feeds are symbolized as bunched squares and your various categories get listed on top. Whenever you select a particular category, all the feeds get dimmed down, and just those associated to your selected category pops up.

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For every feed, the items appear like a flat strip close to the base of the shown window. Whenever you click a particular item, it gets opened, still inside the Squares. After you expand a particular item, the buttons are made-up to show at the base, allowing you to star or share the item. It may not work actually for everyone – you may not spot the buttons in the zoom level default.

Something new about this is that it offers Keyboard shortcuts, Podcast support and Comment support too.

The usual features of FeedSquares:

• Display your various feeds of Google Reader on a gorgeous feed wall
• The Feed your posts using image previews
• Distribute articles with ease to Twitter, Google Buzz, and Facebook
• Automatically update the feeds in the background
• Associated Android version offered: go through the QR code in screenshots.

Other Novel Features:

You get all the needed features for encountering your unread counts: mark-as-read by scrolling, keep items as unread for reading later, mark-all-as-read buttons etc.

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Keep in mind; when you are making use of notepad trackpads, the “Trackpad Mode” should be enabled in extension alternatives for even scrolling. FeedSquares doesn’t save your login info for Google Reader. To maintain the FeedSquares active, you may perhaps want to select “Stay-signed-in” while signing into the Google Reader. The Chrome gallery asks for access to private data and browsing history on all sites. This is nothing to be alarmed about. No data gets sent from PC to servers. FeedSquares requires the authorization just to access any of your personal feeds for social media sharing and display etc.

Although FeedSquares seems a bit inexperienced or unseasoned, it is surely moving in the correct track. FeedSuares is definitely one to keep an eye on.

About the author

VISHAL

I am Vishal Gaikar, Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharastra, India. Email Me @ vishal@techbucket.org

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