Mac only: Reeder is one of the iOS apps we'd love to see in the Mac App Store, and for good reason: it makes Google Reader feel smooth and Mac-like. Now you can get a (really) early view at Reeder's desktop version.
The developer of Reeder for Mac calls this release a "Draft 1" and notes that some fairly core functions — search, feed management, download management — are missing, and that a lot more is likely missing too. But Reeder's core mission of running your feeds through a filter with good fonts, crisp alignment and a generally iOS-like interface is being accomplished. The iPad-like "Send" button in the upper-right offers a whole lot of options for saving and sharing articles, and the layout is helpful for those who like to run through their feeds in groups.
Reeder 1.0 Draft 1 is a free download for Mac systems only.