Visual clutter removed and multiple bundled feeds added
After giving a makeover to Gmail with the customizable themes, Google has set its eye on another of its products, the Reader. The old light-dark blue color scheme has made way for a slick, cleaner white-blue scheme. The new design looks professional. The Reader has become more intuitive and faster as compared to the earlier version.
The new features added along with the makeover are as follows: Collapsible navigation: Each section in the navigation pane is collapsible and has its own options. Users can also hide unread counts of the subscribed feeds.
Friends: Google has advanced the Friends shared items to a new navigation pane.
Feed bundles: Feed bundles are an excellent way to start for first-time RSS users or a way to find worthy sites for experienced users. Initially, the Reader team would sift through the feeds manually to provide a bundle. Now, with the new algorithmic feed bundles, a user can subscribe to a wide variety of bundles ranging from Beauty to Sports to Career to Technology.