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Google Reader has been gone nearly a week, and many Mac users have discovered there are fewer choices for reading RSS feeds on OS X than there are on iOS. But with a little trick, anyone can make their own app for Feedly.
Feedly has quickly grown to become a true contender for Google Reader's throne, but it's missing one key feature: There's no native Mac OS X application for it. While that will eventually be resolved when Reeder and other apps begin supporting the service, there's a way to get Feedly on your desktop right now.
According to the Building Feedly blog, Mac users can use the free Fluid application to create a standalone Feedly app. Fluid turns any website into its own application, but it works particular well with an already-slick service like Feedly.
The method involves first downloading and installing Fluid (if you don't already have it), then entering the URL for Feedly's cloud-based service as shown above. The company has even uploaded a special icon that can used for the resulting application to make things that much more authentic.
Fluid also offers a set of premium features for only $4.99, which includes the ability to make the Feedly app go full-screen or store cookies separately for logging into multiple Feedly accounts with the same faux app, as well as pinning the service to the menu bar.
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