We have been big fans of Google Reader for quite some time and simply love the simplicity and features it provides us with. But over time Google Reader has started to get more boring with little or no interface updates making feed reading a routine rather than a fun ride.
Well that was until we came across Feedly a Firefox Extension which definitely adds the spice to the plain old Google Reader. Feedly as they claim is a more social and magazine-like start page for Firefox and believe us it is definitely worthwhile to use.
Let us start with a few screenshots to show you the stark difference between regular Google Reader and Feedly.
Google Reader Home Page
Feedly Home Page
Google Reader Inner Page
Feedly Inner Page
Well as you can see from the screenshots Feedly definitely breathes some life into Google Reader and makes reading content much more easier.
Major Features of Feedly
The what’s new? page provides a real-time summary of the most relevant content available on the web based on your interests, your reading patterns and recommendations from your friends.
Annonate + Share
The annotation tool makes it easy to clip the most interesting parts of a an article and share them with your friends. It also allows you to easily search for related information.
Twitter integration allows you to easily spread the word about articles you find interesting. In context.
The wall gives you a quick overview all the all the articles recommended and annotated by your friends. It combines your activity on both twitter and feedly.
Synchronization With Google Reader
Feedly is integrated with Google Reader so any subscriptions you add to feedly will be added to Google Reader, any article you read or recommend in feedly will be marked as read and shared in Google Reader. And vice versa.
Watch the video below to get a guided tour of how Feedly works;
Feedly is definitely worth a try if you have been using Google Reader quite a lot and want to make content more easier to devour. There are tons of features which you can explore in Feedly that makes it worthwhile.