AOL You've Got News app offers a slick reading experience in Google Chrome
Harkening back to days of yore, it's You've Got News. Unlike the New York Times app Seb showed you, You've Got News is a locally installed app -- not a link to a remotely hosted Web site. The app actually feels a bit like reading the newspaper: use your left and right arrow keys to flip through the main sections and your up and down keys to peruse a section's individual pages. You can also click on background pages in the margins to bring them into focus.
The reading interface is squeaky-clean, and while we certainly wouldn't be shocked to see some advertising appear at some point, YGN is totally distraction-free at the moment. Transition effects are smooth and easy on the CPU (Chrome's task manager rarely blips above 0), and the app uses about half as much memory as its NYT counterpart. More customization options in YGN would be nice -- right now all you can choose is which sections you want displayed in your "newspaper."
All in all, You've Got News seems like an excellent fit for the average Web user. While it lacks some of the advanced functionality of the New York Times app, the fact that YGN offers a very newspaper-like experience will likely make it a popular option for many who get their Web news fix in Google Chrome.