Mishra Reader is an simple, elegant and free desktop Google Reader client for Windows developed using WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) with focus on ergonomic and smooth animations. It shows smooth transitions when switching from one section to another. Mishra Reader has ability to display total number of unread items in system tray. It is very responsive in terms of fetching RSS subscriptions’ updates off your Google Reader account.
For first time installation, you will ask for Google account details to let it start fetching RSS subscription list. After login you will be taken to unread section to first look at those latest items which you haven’t checked out yet. In main window, you have options to edit the current subscription URL, name and category. The button next to Edit marks all your current feeds as read.
It opens article in its own window rather than in default browser. Click Internet Explorer button present in between feed navigation buttons to open the source link in default browser.
By default, Mishra Reader fetches 10 items per request. You can change the number of items to be loaded from Options window. Mishra Reader is an open source application that works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, provided you have .Net Framework 4 installed.