I recently switched to using google reader (google’s rss reader – to which I can’t believe newgator still charges for their rss reader a serious but separate are you kidding me but that’s an aside). What pushed me over the edge despite my general disdain for google apps (see my post why I can’t stand gmail for an example) is their mobile browser support. It’s killer and works great on my blackberry curve. What I discovered for me at least was the killer app for rss reading was synching the read items. Just like email – having a single, common, synched list was vital especially as someone who subscribe’s to over a 100 feeds. The mobile device as an extension of the desktop really makes a world of productivity improvement.
That being said – I wanted to look for a blog post that I had a few weeks ago tonite to reference for another post here and so I headed over to google reader and fully expected a big, fat search box. I mean it’s google the king of search for god’s sake. Well what did I realize – no search box. Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nunca, Nothing. That’s right – there’s no search function in the Google Reader. Who would have thunk that?
Here’s a screenshot – note the lack of search box or feature.