A great way to stay in touch with the internet is by using feeds. For example if you are signed up with Google Feedreader you probably know that you can get all the updates on your favorite websites in a matter of minutes.
I have recently found a great extension for Chrome that provides you with a refreshing new way to experience Google Reader. This extension is called FeedSquares.
Upon installation you will be able to see a new icon on the top right hand on the browser which looks like this;
Clicking on this icon will open a new tab where you will be able to view all your feeds in a very user friendly interface.
As you can see in the above image you can easily view your feeds without even opening Google Reader in a separate window. Now for example I want to see whats new on Gizmodo today I’ll simply click the icon and yet again without leaving my current page I’ll be able to view the feeds on Gizmodo.
Clicking on any article will open a small window within the tab with a brief introduction of the post. If you’re interested in reading the complete article click “View Original” or “more” to open the post on it’s original website.
A great feature of FeedSquare includes the ability to refresh your feeds on its own after every few minutes. By default it is set to 15 minutes but you can always change the figures.
- Show your Google Reader feeds in a beautiful feed wall
- Feed posts with image previews
- Synchronize read/star statuses with Google Reader
- Easily share articles to Google Buzz, Twitter and Facebook
- Autoupdate your feeds in background
- Day/Night theme
- Accompanying Android version available: check out the QR code in the screenshots!
- Better handling of large amount of feeds!
- Post tagging