A way to check your LJ Friends page without loading it. LiveJournal.com only allows you to get the posts of a single user in an RSS request. LiveJournal Friends Reader provides a way around that, so you can view your friends page as if it were an RSS feed. View protected posts that were made visible to you. For quick access to non-protected posts, you can see live previews of the post by hovering over the subject of the post. By default, clicking a username, community name, or feed name will take you to the associated profile page, but you can override that behavior and have it take you to the post itself.
Additionally LiveJournal Friends Reader provides color themes in case you just can't stand the LiveJournal blues. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.