Introducing gRead

gRead - Google Reader widget screenshotHow do you check Google Reader? Maybe you just load the page in your browser, or have a separate application, or an item in your menubar?

Say hello to gRead, a Google Reader widget for Dashboard which automatically checks your account for new items and links you straight to them from Dashboard. If you’ve got Growl installed, it’ll check while Dashboard is hidden and send you notifications about new items! You can even choose between a badge and colour coding to let you know about new content. Thanks go to Sam for the idea, critique and some artwork for gRead. :)

Surely this is the most convenient way to check Google Reader yet?! And best of all, it’s completely free. Check it out now and let me know what you think.

9 Responses to “Introducing gRead”


  • Not sure if I’ll use this, but I can’t thank you enough for the BBC widget. Use it daily, and it’s GREAT!

  • I can’t seem to get this to work with my MBP running 10.5… What happens is the widget instals, “flips” to take my username and password, and then when I click “done”, nothing happens… any clues on what might be causing this?

  • works like a charm. I like it better than the other google reader widget. looks better + has growl support. awesome! +beer

  • Maybe it’s just me, but starting last night the widget gives me incorrect feed counts. When I have zero new feeds, the count is in the low 20s; right now it’s 23. When I get new feeds, it goes up the amount of new feeds I have; so if I get 7 new feeds, it would show 30.

    I tried with another Google Reader widget and it had the same problem. Maybe something changed on Google’s side?

  • I am having same problem as John. Flips and then won’t go back to regular side no matter what I do.

  • It was working perfectly until today when I had an “network error” problem… now I am having the exact same issue as Johan.

  • I am also have the same problem where it won’t flip back. how can I fix this?

  • I’m having the same problem as John & Todd – after config with Reader login, it won’t flip back over…

  • Hi… we’re all having the same problem. But I love your widget, I just wish it could work. I’ll even go out of my way to help you test the BBC Radio Player… I’ll even pay for the widget.

    (I won’t use Reader Notifier, because it stops my mac from going to sleep)!

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