Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Google Reader: Quicksilver for Labels

Category: Component, Google, Showcase

Google has added a nice new feature to their Google Reader.

The feature is a nice UI widget to pick labels for your feeds.

As a Mac user, the first piece of software that I would take with me to a desert island would be Quicksilver. It is beautiful, and it means that you no longer care where you put things… it finds them for you to perform any action that makes sense.

This is similar to not needing folders in GMail, but just using search to find everything.

So, it isn’t a huge surprise that Quicksilver is well liked at Google, and this new lab selector mimics in in some ways.

Other features

  • You can hover over item titles in left side list to view them in a tooltip – useful when longer titles are cropped.
  • The “keep unread” checkbox works once again in Internet Explorer.
  • Don’t reset the window scroll position for some keyboard shortcuts (like scan down/up).
  • Improved sorting and filtering in the subscriptions drawer.
  • Better error messages for empty and not found feeds.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:34 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes


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Great that Google is rolling new features into Reader, but does anyone know how to delete labels completely? I still haven’t figured it out.

Comment by Nick — February 2, 2006

This implementation looks like the implementation from the greasemonkey gmail hack which was inspired by quicksilver:

Comment by Karl G — February 2, 2006


That’s correct. It just so happens that I wrote both the Greasemonkey script and that feature in Reader :)

Comment by Mihai Parparita — February 2, 2006

like the white ones weren’t a big enough target saying you have an iPod, come jack me.

Comment by Stuart Allen — February 3, 2006

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