Read Your Google Reader Subscriptions Offline

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As we've been discussing this week, Google Reader is a great way to tap RSS feeds for viewing your favorite sites under one roof.

Just one problem: How do you read your feeds when you're on an airplane? Or a train? Or anywhere else there's no Internet access? After all, that's the one thing Reader requires: an active connection.

Fortunately, there are plenty of programs that let you read RSS feeds offline. I'm partial to FeedDemon, which has one big ace up its sleeve: It syncs with your Google Reader account, meaning it pulls in all your subscriptions and even updates items' read/unread status the next time you get online.

After installing FeedDemon, just jump into the settings and enter your Google Reader account info. The software will fetch your feeds and download all the latest entries so you can read them offline.

Heck, you might just decide to start using the program full-time, as it offers a much prettier interface than Google Reader and a lot more features. Thankfully, FeedDemon's a freebie.

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