How to Post Comments Within Google Reader

February 1, 2008 – 11:37 am

We all love RSS reader. It helps us to stay up to date with the latest news from many websites in one single application. For me, the award for the best RSS reader nowadays goes to Google Reader. It has a simple, clean, intuitive interface plus powerful keyboard shortcuts.

My only problem with Google Reader is that you still have to open the originating page to leave some comments on a particular post. After some time looking for a way to bypass this, I can now post comments within Google Reader itself using a Firefox add-on created by Gina Trapani from Lifehacker.

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How to Post Comments In Google Reader

A simple question deserved a simple answer. Use the Better GReader Firefox extension!

1- First, you need to make sure that Mozilla Firefox is already opened.

2- Install Better GReader Firefox extension from here. Follow the installation instructions on the page.

3- Restart Firefox browser to activate Better GReader.

4- Access Google Reader with your Google account.

5- From the default “List View“, expand a post to view a sample post. You will see a “Preview” button at the bottom of the post.

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6- Click the “Preview” button to open the original post within Google Reader. Now you can leave comments without leaving the reader!

7- (optional) If you want to “Preview” a post automatically within Google Reader without the hassle to click a button, check out the Better Greader settings page – Tools -> Add-ons -> Better GReader -> Options. On the General tab, make sure you tick the “Preview item (automatically)” check box.

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Besides the ability to post comments within Google Reader, this script does three more things. You can change the GReader’s interface with 5 cool skins, bypass iGoogle subscription options and subscribe to any feeds in two clicks with the Smart Subscribe script. Make sure you don’t miss to try these too!

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