If you read a lot of RSS feeds in Google Reader and need a better way to download articles from Google Reader in PDF format, check out Joliprint. It’s a very useful bookmarklet which can be used to turn a Google Reader article in PDF format and then download the document on your desktop.
JoliPrint – Drag and drop in your bookmarks toolbar
To get it working, all you have to do is drag and drop the following bookmarklet in your browsers bookmarks toolbar. When you are reading an article in Google reader and wish to download the PDF version; expand the article to full view and hit the bookmarklet. It’s that simple.
I tried the bookmarklet with full feeds as well as partial feeds and it worked out quite well. The interesting part is that you can use this bookmarklet to turn any blog post into a PDF document; not just Google Reader entries. Thus, if you are not a Power RSS user and use newsletters or other ways to consume content, the bookmarklet will work like a charm.
Another good application of this bookmarklet comes when you want to print blog posts from Google Reader. Without having to copy paste the entire document in Microsoft Word, you can simply download a printer friendly PDF version of the blog post and print it from your PDF reader application e.g Adobe Reader. The document will be in a printer friendly format, no advertisements or site wide navigational units are displayed. Handy !
Related tip: Tweet blog posts from Google Reader