For those who want more out of Google Reader and can’t wait, check out the hacks below; among some, search within Google Reader (yeah!) and read native blog posts.
I’ve listed a few hacks below, here’s the list.
Read native blog posts within Google Reader, no more limited by excerpt feeds as you can now read the actual page itself from within Google Reader…plus see and make comments right there within Google Reader.
You will see a preview button along the bottom of the RSS item:
eg. Add star, ShareEmail (Updated), Mark as read, Edit tags, Preview
Similar is a link to the Original article instead of having to click on the title.
Here’s the script
3. BetterGReader (this doesn’t require Greasemonkey)
Bypasses the choice to add a feed Google homepage or Google Reader, directly adding to Google Reader.
5. Gbutts (this doesn’t require Greasemonkey)
Display all of your Google Services as buttons just next to your addressbar or anywhere you like it…not really exclusive to this list of Google Reader hacks, but still handy as a one click icon to launch it.
Adds reader posts to twitter when clicked
Adds reader posts to del.icio.us when clicked
You may already use the right-click deature from the FF del.icio.us add-on
websites can be shared with Facebook friends and on a Facebook profile
Blog a current feed’s entry to your blog.
This is meant to enhance the BlogThis action to include other blog types, but I think Google Reader has dropped the BlogThis action feature.
Otherwise use another FF add-on called JustBlogIt.
Script to extract all links from google reader that have been starred
Once you have done this, try the OPMLify bookmarklet to generate code to wrap all these links in an OPML (to see your results, scroll down the page after you have clicked the bookmarklet..then you will have to save this code as a text file and upload it to Grazr to create an OPML URL.
Checks your Google Reader for unread news
Suggests to instead use Google Reader Watcher (this doesn’t require Greasemonkey)
Shows you how many unread items you have in your Google Reader (this doesn’t require Greasemonkey)
Under the subscription pane you can turn on/off mouse mode - left click is next item and right click is previous item…middle click is a choice of share/star/open in new tab
Also check out the list of Shortcut Keys.
Adds a “Feeds” in Gmail. When clicked, Reader’s list view is loaded on the right.
Also part of the Better Gmail FF add-on.
Quickly hides the message displayed in Google Reader after performing renames, folder changes etc.
Also let’s not forget the handy next/previous bookmarklets, find them in your Google Reader Seeting tab under Goodies.
For those who who use the Google Toolbar, check out this hack that adds a Google Reader button to your toolbar…if the button turns green it means you have new content.
[ADDED 12/07/08: AideRSS - Filter items in Google Reader by social popularity]