How to read offline feed with Google Reader ?

Google Reader now allows you to read up to 2000 most recent items even when your computer is not connected to the internet. This feature is enabled with the help of Google Gears: Enabling Offline Web Applications, which popped as when I logged into my reader account. You need to download it and configure and grant access only to websites that you trust. ( warning from Google as gear is in beta stage). Just click on the link and download Gears now.

I faced a little problem with gear, but it finally ran with my reader. It asked you to restart the browser, but it didn’t work. Then after some time, when I had to install an add-on for firefox, which started the browser automatically, it worked. Seems like a small bug. Here are the images you can take a look around in steps.

TIP: If you are having a problem with Gear not working for you on firefox, try installing some ads that can restart your browser. This worked for me and might work for you too

Step 1: Install Google Gear

Step 2: Restart the browser and access your google reader. : Allow it to download, and then you can disconnect and read the feeds. There is a limitation of 2000 items, as I said before. I see this feature as useful when you are on the run and you want to read the feed while traveling and specially when the power goes off.

In the next post, I explained Gear; being a programmer, I want to learn how it works. Good luck, and if you have any problems, comment, and we will try to solve them.


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