Google Reader in GMail (Another Greasemonkey script)

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Google Reader, the online RSS reader from Google had a major upgrade some time back. Check this post to know more about Google Reader.

Mihai Parparita, one of the lead developer of Google Reader has written a Greasemonkey Script to add Reader into GMail. The script added a “Feeds” link within GMail as shown below:

Winston has written another Greasemonkey script to integrate Reader into GMail. Some of the new features are:

  • Spilt-window view of GMail and Reader on a single page – I definitely didn’t like this layout, its just not fit for widescreen monitors I guess.
  • Links to collapse|expand either GMail or Reader – GMail and Reader are shown in a split pane and this can be collapsed and expanded.
  • Integrated Reader uses start-page as specified in Reader’s “Settings”
  • Labels selector – You can view the feeds based on the labels in Reader
  • Key ‘v’ to open Reader links in a new Window
  • Automatic resize of GMail and Reader views

Snapshot:

Requirements to Install the Script

  1. Firefox
  2. Greasemonkey
  3. Winstons Script (Reader in GMail)

Alternatively, you can also try out Mihai’s script here.

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