Reader Notifier Reloaded
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Notifies of unread items in Google Reader account.   Free
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    Claudio Marforio, Mike Godenzi
Reader Notifier is a small menubar utility that fits in nicely along the official Google Notifier icons for Mac. It tells you when you have new unread items in your Google Reader account.

Google Reader Notifier is in no way affiliated with Google corp.
What's New
Version 2.2.3:
  • Although the version number is the same as the previous release, the new download is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



MacUpdate - Reader Notifier Reloaded




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Ben428 tipped on 28 Nov 2010
It looks like a new developer has taken over Reader Notifier. I installed it yesterday and so far so good.

https://github.com/godenzim/readernotifier
[Version 1.10]


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v5point0 commented on 30 Jun 2010
I am facing the same issues as user "GOLFSIERRA"

I believe it has to be related to the way Google Reader has been updated/tweaked by Google recently and since this app has not been updated in a while, it can't seem to retrieve the feeds.

Is this project dead?
[Version 1.10]


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Gcoghill commented on 24 Jan 2010
Great little app! The developer's site seems to be gone.

Anyone know if there is a way to "mark as read" from the app? I see in the prefs how to star an item but would be cool to mark items as read/unread by holding the Option key or something when clicking on an item.

The only downside for me is not having individual Growl notices for each item if they reach the limit threshold.
[Version 1.10]


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Enduserguy reviewed on 22 Nov 2009
I started using Google Reader when the quality Feed Readers for Mac got greedy. I was a bit wary, but so far I'm happy with this choice of an online reader, and it's partly because of Reader Notifier.

This thing saves a lot window work. Plenty of preference options and flexibility. Never had a crash, never annoying.

TIP: For the newer Mac user, you can have Reader Notifier run at startup by going to the
System Preferences>Accounts>select your account>select Login Items tab -- then add it manually to the list. (All of this is thanks to no dock icon or preference choice, but not a big deal.)

Recommended to anyone using Google Reader. It's one of those little free things that makes life a tiny bit easier.
[Version 1.10]


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Ollie commented on 14 Sep 2009
I've gave the menu bar icons a redesign which work much better with Leopard/Snow Leopard look. Based on a simple RSS icon. You can download the icon set at http://bit.ly/3myPcb
[Version 1.10]

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Gcoghill replied on 24 Jan 2010
I downloaded your icons, they are great and much better than the defaults. Thanks!
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bubbamac commented on 18 Oct 2008
What a great application! I didn't want to move away from RSS Menu, but wanted feed integration with my iPhone, so this application provides just that.

The only thing that might be handy is an option to tier the different feeds into sub-contextual menus (like RSS Menu - sorry, it's just a feature I love) that break out the different feeds.

Other than that, a superb piece of software!
[Version 1.10]


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Matthew Green commented on 25 Feb 2008
if your looking for something that just passes the safari rss link to google reader without running all the time

try greedy

http://geeksomnia.com/2007/12/20/greedy-update/
[Version 1.07]

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Michael-Vilain replied on 20 Apr 2008
Greedy is Leopard-only. The developer says that in the application's listing. So, Greedy might be a good thing for you but it's worthless on my 10.4 system. I'll stick with Reader until RSSMenu is fixed.
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Gcoghill replied on 24 Jan 2010
Another option would be to use Fluid and set up a site-specific browser just for Google Reader. It will then appear in the Safari choices for default RSS reader.
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globetrotterdk commented on 09 Aug 2007
Does anyone know if there is a similar app for Google Bookmarks?
[Version 1.0]


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georgedonnelly commented on 26 Apr 2007
it crashes randomly but not frequently on my mac mini (ppc) 10.4.9 and when i start it up again it has lost all my preferences, including my login.

otherwise, its useful and quite needed.
[Version 0.99b]


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Bay Creations (developer) commented on 18 Nov 2006
Dear both posters above.
Growl support introduced in 0.65
[Version 0.65]

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zetsurin replied on 18 Nov 2006
Legend! Thanks very much for the great work!
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Onepablo had trouble on 06 Jul 2010
As user "GOLFSIERRA" and "V5POINT0"

Fantastic software but...
All I see in the menubar is "Check Now ... Updating", nothing more. Hooping for a solution...
[Version 1.10]


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Golfsierra had trouble on 29 Jun 2010
seems that there is an update problem now ... all I see in the menubar is "Check Now ... Updating" ant that's it ... no number of unread messages anymore ... has someone a solution to fix this problem please? I really liked this software during the past months ...
[Version 1.10]


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Erunno had trouble on 14 Jun 2009
Reader notifier sometimes fails do check Google Reader periodically. The drop down menu only shows "Checked 1 minute ago..." but this number never changes. Manual checking still works but does not fix the aforementioned problem, only restarting the application does.
[Version 1.10]

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Enduserguy replied on 22 Nov 2009
ERUNNO - have you tried a reinstall? This often clears up little problems. Seeing how many people like Reader Notifier suggests that there is a glitch with yours.

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Myka rated on 15 Mar 2011

[Version 2.2.3]



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Josdans rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 2.2.3]


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Version Downloads:2,925
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
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Date:30 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Reader Notifier is a small menubar utility that fits in nicely along the official Google Notifier icons for Mac. It tells you when you have new unread items in your Google Reader account.

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