Lightread: Beautiful RSS reader for Google Reader

At last my prayers have been answered. I had always wanted an app to read my posts on Google Reader, that it was pretty, simple and that it worked well, and although I had obtained one that Another alternative, none is compared to LightRead.

With a very similar interface OS X, the application has a very elegant finish and shows us all the necessary information. It organizes everything according to our folders in Google Reader, And like this one, we can select or save items as favorites. The bad? Well, it's only available in English for now, and I can't install it in DebianOther than that, nothing else.

Lighread has integration with Unity, allows you to read the entries offline, shows notifications, keyboard shortcuts and allows, among other things, to rename our RSS. To install it we must add in our file / Etc / apt / sources.list the line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cooperjona/lightread/ubuntu precise main

Update and install the package by name.

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  1.   mxprm said

    FML, why not in Debian? = (

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Well, because it needs dependencies on Unity that Debian, of course, they are not ¬¬

      1.    Phytoschido said

        This application does not need Unity to work.

        @mxprm, this application is newly created. I recommend that you go to bug tracker from Lightread and request that the authors (or a volunteer) provide a package for Debian.

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          We just posted an article on how to install it on Debian Testing 😀

  2.   Manuel de la Fuente said

    For years I was looking for a decent client for Google Reader and never found anything (I used ReadAir, but it was abandoned in 2008 and has annoying bugs); And now, when I've given up for a long time and got used to reading feeds from the web, it comes out of nowhere and appears. ¬¬

    I'll wait for it to get to the Arch repos or the AUR to see how it is.

    1.    Phytoschido said

      It is worth mentioning that this application was developed for the Ubuntu contest, "App Showdown". You only need to remove the dependency on launchpad-integration (which will be removed from the repositories for Quantal Quetzal) and a volunteer to package it for Arch.

  3.   mAD (@madlotus) said

    Fabulous! I was expecting something similar for Linux! http://is.gd/Pnxpnp

  4.   Mike Juarez said

    Really beautiful!!

  5.   kha0sa0s said

    He is really a nice reader, especially for those like me who are resignedly used to reading feeds via the web.

    For now, however, it has a minor but somewhat annoying problem: it doesn't reset the counters for unread news. The bug is registered in Launchpad.

    Regards. This is a very interesting blog.

  6.   Makubex Uchiha said

    very good info, I am currently using the akregator xD, because I don't want to depend on google products so I also use the chromium hehe, now what

    1.    Makubex Uchiha said

      ._. I cut my comment, what I wanted to continue saying is now that it is the most convenient to use if something online like Google reader that if Google gets to screw up your gmail account to be able to lose everything, that has happened to many of my friend because G has blocked their accounts: - /. or is it safer to use something offline like a feed reader on the desktop? that's one of the things why I'm using more akregator than the G reader

  7.   Sergio Esau Arámbula Duran said

    The truth is, it is VERY VERY beautiful, I love LightRead 🙂

  8.   zzulander said

    I would like to try it but I can't install it, it doesn't work for me, could someone install it? Could you share the .deb files or the complete code to install it? 🙂

    1.    zzulander said

      I already installed it, check the manual they wrote here well, thank you .. very nice