Do you use Google Reader? Have you ever wondered whether there is a desktop client that would allow you to access it right from the desktop? Enter ReadAir – Google Reader App for your desktop that works on Adobe Air. The application is quite new and still lacks some of the power-user features but as far as I can tell, all the basics are there.
Immediately after you install the ReadAir application on your computer, you’ll be prompted to enter your Google login information.
Once you enter the user details wait for a few seconds until ReadAir syncs itself with your Google Reader account. The ReadAir interface is quite similar to Google Reader, maybe looks a bit nicer. See screenshot below.
Furthermore, you have an option to control how often ReadAir should sync with Google Reader and check for feed updates.
The only problem I had is with ‘Add Feed’ option, it simply didn’t work for me. The only way I could subscribe to a new feed is via a Google Reader account. Few moments later it would appear in ReadAir as well.
- Full synchronization with your Google Reader Account.
- Partial supports for Google Reader keyboard shortcuts.
- Search feeds, tag feeds, Subscribe/Unsubscribe from feeds.*
- Resize viewing panes as you like.
- Automatic software update feature.
- Option to auto login.
- Coming soon: offline mode, full support for Google Reader keyboard shortcuts, visual themes (XP, Vista etc.) and more.
Download ReadAir @ http://code.google.com/p/readair/downloads/list