Reading blogs and feeds offline

It happened! After starting my preferred feed aggregator – Google Reader I have noticed the new feature that sounded so good that I almost could not believe it: offline reading. Using new plugin – Google Gears, the reader can cache 2000 items locally and allows you to go offline and read the news, blogs or whatever you have subscribed to absolutely anywhere.

The installation starts with this screen:

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and goes on with this:

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After browser restart, all magic is hidden under small greenish button next to Settings:

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Pressing the button downloads the 2000 items. The download is very fast, on cable modem it takes about 10-15 seconds.

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After download, you can disconnect the cable, switch off the wireless – or whatever you do – and take your latest and greatest blogs and news wherever you want. Here is the link to the “official” blog announcement.
Thanks, Google – this is great feature !

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