Helvetireader: A minimal interface for Google Reader


Erin pointed me to Helvetireader a minimal interface for Google Reader. I was delighted to see that they use swissmiss for the screenshot on the homepage. YAY!

Helvetireader is a userscript that pares down Google Reader to what I consider to be the essentials. In particular, it’s made for looking at feeds in the expanded view, using Keyboard Shortcuts instead of on-screen buttons. It’s not going to suit how everyone uses Google Reader, so you can take the CSS and personalise to your hearts content! All you need is a browser that supports userscripts (see below) and, of course, Helvetica.

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. just, beautiful!

  2. I waited 3 MONTHS for a post about helvetica so that I could do a screengrab! Thanks for featuring the wee side-project!

  3. Oh my… my RSS experience just became so much more appealing.

  4. Great find! Just added your RSS feed to my Helvetireader!