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Google Reader Desktop for Ubuntu 12.04

Read-Me is a desktop Google Reader for Ubuntu which comes with native Unity support. There have been many RSS reader applications available for Ubuntu but no application offers Google Reader support of integration.

As major online population is using Google Reader as their primary RSS reader, Read-Me is good useful application for their linux desktops.

Read-Me offers Google Reader web interface features like sharing on Twitter, Read it Later or by email and also keyboard shortcuts used in Google Reader web interface like j and k for next and previous articles respectively. More features include Unity support for displaying number of unread articles with progress bar. The User interface is also quite interesting, Read-Me uses special javascripts for buttons they show up when you hover them and more User Interface improvements.

The major disadvantage of this application is that it is not available offline, you need to be online even to access old articles that you already have read. Apart from this another major disadvantage of this application is that you are unable to select a folder or a single feed to read.

The new feature that you will see in future versions of Read-Me is the support for Ubuntu Messaging menu, this will be achieved via incorporating Google Reader Indicator into Read-Me.

Install Read-Me Google Reader Desktop Application

You can install Read-Me application in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the help of following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/read-me
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install read-me