Why Doesn’t Google Reader Have Search Capabilities?

I’ve been actively using Google Reader as my sole feed reader consistently for more than a month. Mind you, I have been playing with it since its inception but now I’ve pretty much familiarised myself with the interface.

Overall, I’m pleased with my Google Reader experience, except for one critical aspect which I found extremely strange for a Google product; the complete absence of a search interface.

I mean if there’s one thing that you’d expect from Google, it’ll be robust search capabilities. Check out Google Labs, every single project developed there, bar Google Reader of course, has some form of search function.

After writing this post, it seems that I’m not the only person who wants this feature.

Hopefully searching will be integrated in Google Reader soon 🙂

6 responses to “Why Doesn’t Google Reader Have Search Capabilities?”.

  1. kucau Says:

    yup, i REALLY need that feature. thats the ultimate flaw for a fine product by google.

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Yeah, it’s one of those things what makes you go “What the heck?!”…

    Especially since this is Google we’re talking about!

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  4. james kingsted - Domain Inform Says:

    I agree Google what’s your problem. can’t you see people need a search feature. maybe if everybody complains they will add it in their next version. we can only hope. but other than that I think it’s a great interface.

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