Google Reader is favorite feed reader for many, but some people are just not comfortable with any online reader. As most of them AJAX apps and consumes high amount of memory. But on the other hand, online readers offers you advantage of being available from anywhere!
Now a new app built on Adobe Air platform, ReadAir successfully brings Google Reader to your Windows/Mac/Linux desktop. Yes, as Adobe Air is available for all major operating systems, ReadAir automatically becomes available for all desktop users.
Below is screenshot of my ReadAir – Google Reader…
- Full synchronization with Google Reader Account
- Add/Remove/Manage tags
- Subscribe/Unsubscribe from feeds
- Search your feeds
- User preferences
As of now ReadAir does not support offline mode, so you need to be connected to Internet to get feed contents. But for offline reading, you can use offline mode feature in Google Reader as described here.
Also I have noticed YouTube videos are not showing-up in ReadAir. They smoothly run in online Google Reader. The project have few small open issues like support for custom keyboard shortcut but overall its really nice, specially if you are waiting for Google to launch a desktop feed reader! 🙂