5 Google Reader apps for Mac OSX

On my Windows machine, I use FeedDemon to browse my RSS feeds saved in Google Reader. In Mountain Lion, Apple got rid of their RSS reader support in Safari. If you’re already using Google Reader, then switching is extremely easy. You can use Google Reader directly in your browser window. It has a good interface that allows you to read your feeds with absolutely no client. However, if you’re looking for more power and ease of use, then the following free apps for Mac can making reading feeds a breeze!

iReader

iReader

This is a simple news reader for your Mac. You use iReader to add your own feeds or just sync it with Google Reader. In addition to that, it supports several other features including support for Instapaper and Readability, sharing with Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It includes iCloud integration that keeps your feeds safe and offline reading.

View iReader on Mac App Store | Studio 5 Website | Price: FREE

 Cappuccino

This is a Google Reader only app. Cappuccino will sync with Google Reader and also allow you to share posts by Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Google+. In built Growl notifications will let you know when there are new news items to read.

View Cappuccino on Mac App Store | Bloop Website | Price: FREE

Reader

Reader

Reeder is a Google Reader client. Features include full Readability support, custom mouse gestures and shortcuts to make browsing faster, as well as integration with Instapaper, ReadItLater, Twitter, Pinboard, Delicious, amongst others.

View Reader on Mac App Store | Reader Web Site | Price: $4.99

Caffeinated

Caffeinated

A beautiful, full featured, Google Reader client for Mac OS X 10.6.6+, built from the ground up using the latest Mac OS X technologies. Caffeinated supports social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as saving article services such as Read It Later and Instapaper.

View Caffeinated on Mac App Store | Caffeinated Web Site | Price: $8.99

NetNewsWire

NetNewsWire

NetNewsWire includes complete support for Google Reader, or you can use it standalone. I recommend using it with Google Reader. You can save pages for later via Instapaper, delicious.com, or by flagging or clipping them. Tabbed browser support allows you to view the articles easily and the app remembers these settings for when you open it the next time around. One feature I like is that the app can sort feeds by attention and unread count, so the most important items come to the top.

NetNewsWire Web Site | Price: FREE (ad-supported)

Do you use Google Reader? Which app are you using for your Mac? Or, do you read it directly off the website.

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