If you’re a power user of Google Reader — meaning, you can navigate your way around all your feeds using only keyboard shortcuts — then you might find Helvetireader very pleasing to look at and easy to use.

Helvetireader is a minimal interface theme for Google Reader that is easy to implement if you’ve got Greasemonkey on your browser. I’m going to go ahead and assume that most of my readers use Firefox, so all you need is the Greasemonkey extension installed and then you just install the Greasemonkey userscript on the Helvetireader page and you’re all set!

If you want, you can also install the Show Feed Favicons script too and get RSS feed icons in your Google Reader.

Helvetireader isn’t perfect — there’s some glitches with the star system — but I guess I could deal with it for a while. We’ll see how long this lasts before I disable the script. Haha.