gNewsReader debuts

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Rattling through the versions almost daily is this new Google Reader project. gNewsReader is written in Qt, supports full feed browsing, article starring and, importantly, is wonderfully OLED/battery friendly, being black themed. It uses/syncs the read/unread feed status from the service and, interestingly, has been built around the forthcoming Symbian Belle UI. Screens, links and some comments below.

In its current form, gNewsReader is a little slow to start and it would be nice for it to remember your current preferred view (mine is 'unread items only'). But this should improve rapidly and is already a very useful little utility. Bookmark it now.

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The starting view, and the choice of which feeds to view

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Browsing two feeds - note the Symbian Belle UI convention

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Reading, sharing, starring and liking an article, all services offered by the Google Reader platform

(Thanks to Yash for spotting this new project)