LifeHacker just pointed to a great collection of fifteen Google Reader customizations that have taken care of my last remaining gripes with the feed reader.
I wrote a couple of days ago about adding a search box to Google Reader (which is one of the fifteen). But from the fifteen remaining scripts in this great round-up, here are the three real life-savers.
Google Reader Preview Enhanced - This script allows you to see the original post in its original layout, complete with comments, from within Reader. I like this because it saves me from loading up another tab to check on a posts comments. Pretty slick!
Auto-add feed to Google Reader - This script skips the annoying option of whether you want to subscribe and add the feed to Google homepage or Google Reader. This is dumb to me...of course I want to subscribe in Reader. This script is a real time-saver.
This is a real time-saver too...sort of. Now you can save the current blog-post right to your del.icio.us account. The script is still a little rough. it doesn't add common tags for the post (unlike the Firefox Del.icio.us extension) and you have to log-in to Del.icio.us each time you tag something. It's still easier than opening the original post in a new window, however.
Google Reader is just getting better and better. Like with most things today, however, the developer community is ensuring that the product continues to develop.