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Are you looking for a more elegant way to check your favorite feeds besides going to the browser and going to the Google Reader website? There are plenty of applications available for the Mac that lets you access your Google Reader, and it all comes down to the features and design in terms of which one is going to work best for your needs. Personally, I’ve been messing around with Cappuccino on my Mac, and I am quite happy with the elegant design and the way it lets me keep up with the latest news.
One feature that some users will find particularly useful is notifications so you can stay on top of the latest happenings as they get posted. You can adjust how often the application refreshes. This gives you control over how often you are hit with notifications from your feeds. You can turn off the notifications if they annoy you via the settings button. You can also turn it off on individual feeds by right-clicking the feed and turning it off.
My favorite feature of this program is that it has a built-in web browser. This means you can click on a feed item and see the actual webpage, and not the scaled down version you see in the reader. This makes browsing your feeds faster because it cuts out an extra step. Of course, you can view the feed version in the app if you prefer.
- Easy to use Google Reader client for Mac.
- Notifications for new feed items.
- Turn off notifications for all feeds or individual ones.
- Built-in web browser.
- Slick split interface makes reading feeds easy.
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