The Android (Google) Reader

A simple, fast and powerful Google Reader client for Android from the developer DroidLab7; You can access your reading list and manage your subscriptions (rss,atom or news) with ease from a native application, which is always in sync with Google Reader. This app bundles the podcast functionality as well so you can directly listen or download for later use, all within the app itself.

Two applications (free/paid) with the same features are available in the Android market.
  1. D7 Google Reader: ad supported, free of charge
  2. D7 Reader Pro: paid version, price AU$ 1.49

Main features

  • Much faster than official Google Reader app
  • No Lags (specially on Galaxy S devices)
  • Google username/password is NOT required
  • Multiple account support; switch between accounts on the fly
  • Utilizes low network traffic
  • Podcast and embedded video support
  • Add new subscription directly from the browser
  • Search for articles (powered by Google)
  • Feed discovery and subscription (search for feeds using keywords)
  • Recommended articles from Google (depends on your usage pattern)
  • Share articles via Facebook, Twitter, Email and Sms
  • Save articles to Read It Later
  • A dashboard with quick access links to your reader
    • Reading list/Subscriptions/Starred/Shared/Read items
    • Recommended items (personalized) from Google Reader
    • Feed search
    • People you follow (shared items by friends)
    • Offline (saved) items
    • Preferences  
  • Clean and friendly subscriptions management
    • Tree structure for labels and subscriptions
    • Add new subscription (feed search or direct add)
    • Remove subscription
    • Add/Remove labels to/from subscriptions
    • Rename label
    • Delete label from all subscriptions
    • Search for articles in labels and subscriptions
  • Articles list view with the ability to choose between show all or new items (configurable in preferences)
    • Add/remove star
    • Keep-unread/Undo Keep-unread
    • Mark as read (All items/older than a day/older than a week/older than two weeks)
    • Search for articles
    • Swipe right to mark/unmark as read, swipe left to star/unstar
    • Add to Read It Later
  • * Recommended article list
    • Personalized by Google (from your usage pattern)
    • Subscribe to the feeds you like
    • Express your interest (interested/not interested actions)  
  • Article view with support for social web
    • Better mobile readability and user experience (horizontal scrolling is not necessary for most articles)
    • Volume key navigation (set in preferences) or using on screen buttons
    • Add/remove star 
    • Keep-unread/Undo Keep-unread  
    • Share via Facebook, Twitter, Email or SMS 
    • Share/unshare in Google Reader
    • Like or unlike
    • View original article in browser
    • Save article offline to read later
    • listen to podcasts or download for later use
    • Mobilize original article (InstaPaper or Google)
    • Support for video playback
  • Offline items
    • a list of saved (sd card) articles
    • manage downloaded podcasts (resume/cancel download) / listen
  • Home screen Widget with unread count display
    •  Refresh interval can be configured
    •  Does not update when the phone is in stand by (save battery power)
  • Configurable cache clear on exit (preferences)
  • And many more

Change Log

QR Code

Below are the QR codes for the applications. An application like "Google Goggles" can be used to scan the code to directly locate the apps in the market.

 D7 Google Reader

 D7 Reader Pro


Developer: DroidLab7