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Monday, October 23, 2006, 7:39 pm / A

Goodbye Sage, hello Google Reader

I’d been extremely reluctant to part with Sage, for its simplicity in finding/subscribing to feeds and that it fits nicely in my sidebar.

But. Google Reader updates automatically, then lists all updated posts in the expanded view. These days, my fingers are going u-j-j-scroll-j-j-s/shift+s (or, full screen – next – next – scroll – next – next – star post/share post)
No more checking feeds! No more clicking on feeds!

To combat Google Reader’s unfriendly feed subscribing system: install this greasemonkey script (firefox and greasemonkey extension needed), run your cursor over the top right hand corner and click! Note to Google: I miss the drag-and-drop facility a lot.

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Additional: Install this script to integrate Google Reader and Gmail.

Um, sidebar integration next? Please? Scripters?

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  1. bardicknowledge / Oct 23 2006 8:54 pm

    side bar would be nice. I have been using google reader for about 2 weeks now and its beats all other readers i have used hands down. As to your subscription woes, google has already thought about that problem and have a solution. If you click on manage feeds at hte bottom of your feed list and good to goodies, you’ll see a page with a bunch of draggable links onto the firefox interface. Well at the button is a subscription button you can drag onto your interface. Whenver you come to a page with a RSS feed, you can just click that nifty subscribe button ^_^

  2. boon / Oct 24 2006 1:20 am

    shi i refuse to direct link to this new wordpress.com ahaha ‘Lithium Awaits!’ :)

  3. lithiumed / Oct 24 2006 2:49 pm

    bardicknowledge: yes, but that subscribing button takes up the space on my toolbar which I am oh so stingy about. I love that greasemonkey script a lot!

  4. bardicknowledge / Oct 25 2006 6:21 am

    I don’t like a lot of this on my tool bar… actually I hate the tool bar, so I put the button on the top beside the help menu :P

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