Add a Google Reader sidebar

Google has updated the iPhone version of Google Reader, its online web feed aggregator.

This is good news even if you don’t have an iPhone. Like other web apps designed for the iPhone interface, it fits very well in Firefox (and other browsers) sidebar.

Google Reader sidebar

And it’s pretty simple:

  1. Open the Bookmarks Manager (Bookmarks/Organize Bookmarks…)
  2. In Firefox 2, in the File menu, select New bookmark… In Firefox 3, press Organize in the toolbar and select New bookmark…
  3. Enter a name, http://www.google.com/reader/i/ for location, and ensure to check Load this bookmark in the sidebar.
  4. Press Save Changes and now you can select the bookmark to load Google Reader in the sidebar.

Google Reader bookmark

Similar tricks allow you to add other iPhone apps and Facebook Chat.