Google Reader Unread Count

Gmail is my Firefox home page and is always open as long as Firefox is there. So I wrote this Greasemonkey script to show Google Reader’s unread count in the nav-bar of Gmail. A good place, isn’t it?

The script checks for the unread count every 8 minutes. But after you click the “Reader” link, it checks the count 1 minute later and extend the interval by 1 minute after every check until the interval returns to 8 minutes again.

Install Greasemonkey,and then install this script

Page on userscripts.org.

6 thoughts on “Google Reader Unread Count”

  1. Thanks for that – I like it.
    I added the line:

    readerLink.setAttribute(‘target’,’_parent’);

    below

    readerLink.innerHTML = ‘Reader (‘ + count + ‘)‘;

    so that it opens in the same window, rather than a new window. I like the change :)

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