Google Reader is one of the most popular RSS feed aggregators in use today. If you use Chrome to access your latest feeds, then here’s an even better way to read stories you subscribe to daily; Read them Offline! With the updated Google Chrome extension called MagicCube FeedStore, you can read your feeds anytime you want, even when you are not connected to the internet. In this post, I’ll show you how to access Google Reader feeds offline using MagicCube FeedStore.
How to Access Google Reader Feeds Offline
1. Head over to the Chrome Web Store.
2. Download and install MagicCube FeedStore.
3. The first time you install the Chrome extension, you will be asked to import your feeds from Google Reader. Go ahead and import the feeds to MagicCube FeedStore.
3. The MagicCube FeedStore icon will be displayed at the top right corner indicating the number of unread feeds.
4. Click the icon to access your Google Reader feeds.
The MagicCube FeedStore interface is clean and makes for easy reading.
You don’t have to worry about checking the latest stories as the extension automatically downloads unread feeds and stores them locally. The Preferences page lets you set options to download unread items, set a view mode, (you can view the stories in excerpt view or list view), remove items after a certain number of hours or days, enable auto paging, among others. The extension interface also clearly shows number of unread items, favorited items, today’s updates, and more.
You also have the option to change the fonts and font size for more suitable reading. Although there are options to change the skin and feed list renderer, there is no additional option to choose from. I guess we may see some additional options in the future updates.
What’s cool is that most of Google Reader’s hotkeys work on this extension too. So if you like to read your Google Reader feeds more leisurely, in an offline mode, download MagicCube FeedStore and enjoy your favorite stories only on Google Chrome.
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