New Google Reader for iPhone

By Steve Castaneda on August 4, 2008 in Tools - 24 Comments
Google Reader for the iPhone

Google Reader For iPhone

If you like to use Google Reader to get the latest real estate news, plus own an iPhone from Apple, you may be excited to hear that Google has released a new version of their Google Reader made just for you.

Having a reader like Google Reader is a great way to get the latest information from your favorite sites all in one place.  If you’re like me, you’ll open plenty of sites each morning and many times througout the day to read up on the latest and greatest.

Google Reader will pull the latest information from each of these sites (as long as they have RSS), and display them for you in an easy to manage format.  It’s great to hear that you’ll be able to do the same, along with the intuitiveness of Google, right on your iPhone.

This new version is designed to offer many of the same features as the desktop, while making it quick and easy to act on items. If you’ve used list view, then it should be familiar to you. Scan the titles for an item that interests you, tap and it expands in place. Starring, sharing, and keeping unread are done in place, so you never have to leave the list view or refresh the page. We think it’s a very fast way to power through your reading list.

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Steve Castaneda, Realtor has been in the real estate industry since Jan. 2005. He specializes in selling homes in Northwest Houston and spends his free time sharing his passion for technology by writing at TechForAgents and programming web applications. Follow him on Google or Twitter.

24 Comments on "New Google Reader for iPhone"

  1. adhs August 6, 2008 at 6:02 am · Reply

    Thanks for sharing that info. I have iphone and shall be checking that on it. Anyhow I love all those popular rss readers because they are very handy to collect latest mews.

  2. Dylan Darling August 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm · Reply

    Wow. Google steps it up again. I think I’ll be purchasing an I Phone soon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. luxury homes for sale August 8, 2008 at 5:12 am · Reply

    Iphone is really powerful, I think i need to have one. Especially this new services and add-ons.

  4. Steve Castaneda August 8, 2008 at 9:36 am · Reply

    That’s the neatest thing about the iPhone. I’m sure eventually you’ll have a slew of addons for real estate like net sheet calculators.

    There are already MLS specific property browsers available for various markets!

  5. Jim Boyer of Summit August 8, 2008 at 9:47 am · Reply

    Great info Steve. I am looking forward to our board of REALTORS updating their list of usable phones with our electronic lock boxes. I currently have a Palm Treo 700P which I have a love hate relationship with. I love that I have it with me all the time and when I need to show a home, or preview a home, I have my lock box key with me no matter what, and the e-mail seems to work well with it. The hate part is that it is clunky, and sometimes locks up and needs to have the battery pulled, which creates a 5 minute reboot which can be a drag standing at a home owners door wanting to access the lock box so you can show the home.

  6. Property Investment August 14, 2008 at 7:15 am · Reply

    I use http://reader.mac.com/ to aggregate the RSS feeds and its great that Google have released a iPhone version of their popular Google Reader and this should work for iPod touch?

  7. Duck NC Real Estate August 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm · Reply

    This looks like a great tool….now all I have to do is switch my service to AT&T and buy an iphone.

  8. Ben DeBell August 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm · Reply

    This is a great tool for on the go. I have used it recently in an airport while waiting for a flight and I didnt have my laptop with me, this gave me something to do and is really is to use.

  9. No credit check loans August 20, 2008 at 6:40 am · Reply

    I recently bought an iPhone and my friend (who is not an agent btw) told me about this new app. To tell you the truth, it’s fantastic! I haven’t really used it enough as I didn’t have enough time to do so but I had a great time going through different sites quickly while I was waiting for a lazy client at star bucks 🙂

    @JIM BOYER: You should give iPhone a try. You’ll love it!

  10. Investment Property August 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    Google reader is a great tool and having it on iPhone would be so wonderful. Hopefully, I could buy iPhone, really like it.

  11. Virtual Office August 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm · Reply

    Extremely easy to use on the iPhone and can spend hours on end playing with it. We use it for our virtual office and serviced offices industry and it works wonders 🙂

  12. Ken Smith, Elgin Illinois August 21, 2008 at 10:08 am · Reply

    Being the cool toy the iPhone sure is getting a lot of net extra addons. Think the next few years is going to bring some interesting advances with mobile technology for real estate agents.

  13. HIP August 22, 2008 at 4:12 am · Reply

    Being toying with buying one of these. The features being offered seems to be expanded daily.

  14. Charles Richey, Las Vegas August 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm · Reply

    My sister got me a new ipod touch for my birthday, basically its an iPhone without the phone part. It is pretty cool. Apple is enjoying its ride ahead of the curve, so I think we’ll see a lot more apps and add-ons for the iPhone in the next year or so.

  15. Louisville Kentucky Real Estate August 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    I use a Treo, and I’ve been able to justify in my mind not going with the iPhone, but that is so cool – I may just have to pull the trigger and get one.

  16. Cal Carter August 26, 2008 at 2:20 pm · Reply

    I wish I had found this site a while back. Not so sure I made the right phone purchase.

  17. Austin TX Apartments August 26, 2008 at 4:58 pm · Reply

    Thanks for the tip, it makes my iPhone even better!

  18. Kilburn Lettings August 27, 2008 at 9:13 am · Reply

    I was put off the iphone by the terms of contract and the cheapness of the same deal abroad. A year on, I may now give it another look. Anyone else?

  19. Michael Reilly August 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm · Reply

    My biggest issue with the iphone is lack of support for GE’s ekey system. I don’t want to go back to the old extra black box i had to carry in addtion to my cell phone. I’m hoping the new developer platform will allow GE to install the supra software on an iphone soon.

  20. Lou Lynch - Ulster County Real Estate September 1, 2008 at 5:14 am · Reply

    In my area (Upstate New York), everyone is jazzed about the iPhone but don’t have any service providers supporting it here.

  21. Steve Castaneda September 2, 2008 at 9:12 am · Reply

    @Michael Reilly: This is precisely the reason why the Treo is so popular among agents. The biggest problem is that no other phones really use infrared, which is what ekey uses to send the signal to the lockboxes.

    I’m aware of a release sometime at the end of this year that Blackberry is coming out with that converts their bluetooth to IR to allow the use of eKey on a BB.

    The iPhone does not have IR, so I don’t expect them to support the eKey anytime soon.

  22. Ben K September 20, 2008 at 12:45 pm · Reply

    The lack of GE Supra eKey support is the reason why I’m sticking with my Treo for now, especially since I no longer have a land line at home to update the DisplayKey. But, I do like the web browser capabilities of the Iphone and I use the browser more than the eKey.

  23. jeff ellis October 1, 2008 at 8:35 am · Reply

    awesome news! im going to get mine set up today! thanks for the info

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