Of course, this is by no means the only way to do it. Plenty of people on Twitter recommended plugins and bookmarks that could simplify the process. If you got 'em, link 'em up in the comments.
You added an iPhone version! Amazing.
Wow, that's a great tip. This has been frustrating me too. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for nice tip! That was really great!
Nice tip. If I were using the Google Reader interface I'd go for it.
Feedly (http://www.feedly.com/) does a good job though. One-click subscribe. But it is a Firefox extension which doesn't suit everyone.
I've been experimenting with feedly as well, but this is still a very impressive tip. Thank you.
I'm using a bookmarklet at the moment and I have been for about the past 6 months, I just wrote up a description of it here: http://s.twe4ked.com/6 - tell me what you think!
That's interesting, I actually did the reverse, when I found myself annoyed that clicking any RSS link immediately fired up Google's add page, but what I really wanted was to view the source to the XML feed (for some reason - I think I was building some Yahoo Pipes). I went back to Firefox asking me explicitly what service I want to use, because there didn't seem to be an easy way to get that otherwise (view source and all that jazz but that's a hassle).
I suppose that it all depends on how often you add feeds vs. how often you want to view a feed..
@Haarball: with the last few screencasts I've done, I've included an iPhone version.
@Sebastien Barre: Yeah, sometimes I like having access to the feed and sometimes I don't. Even if I enable the feed, I still shouldn't have to have 3 more clicks to get the feed into Google Reader.
@Sebasiten, @Jon: Did you check out my post? It gives you the best of both worlds!
You're a witch!
@Twe4ked: I just checked out the bookmarklet now and I like it. I especially like that it's a heart. :)
:) Glad you liked it!
This is a really good and useful tip, I will definitely try it out. Thanks for sharing.
Nice post, I will have to try this out.
Cheers Jon, that's a nice little tip!
If you use Greasemonkey, there is a great script that automatically does it: http://greasefire.userscripts.org/scripts/show/45084
BTW, this website is beautiful.
Are you sure you're not violating some patent here? :)
I like your screencast, bus isn't it more simpel to use the Safari feed reader? Is use it a while now and it works perfect!
Thanks Jonathan, this is great. Seems like I will be using Google Reader more often. I used yours as well as Twe4ked's method for this. Both are cool, I like yours as I don't have to have an additional icon which will not work on pages which don't have feeds
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