I am seeing a trend. It seems all the new good software is from Google. Recently, I realized that I read alot of blogs. I was getting annoyed that I had to go to so many different sites to read them, so I finally decided I need a “Feed Aggregator“. I took a quick look at some of the ones out there. Again, I landed on a Google Product, specifically Google Reader. I am starting to see a significant advantage to using all Google Products. The consistent user experience and solid design make it easy to bounce between them. It’s funny how WordPress is the one product that I shun Google. Blogger stinks in comparison.
Google Reader is a great experience. I really like how smooth it is. Adding new blogs is simple, because it’s integrated with the Google Search. It normalizes all of the blogs so that I can read them quickly. Overall a good grade, B+. The only thing I would like to see is the comments, as an option.
I wonder who the UX master is at Google. I would be surprised if it was totally distributed design.