The River View (Take I)

Over the last 6 weeks, quite a few people reported some frustration regarding using feedly due to the fact that the magazine like experience was making scanning less productive. These murmurs were usually coming from more sophisticated users who love RSS because it allows them to absorb and process more information. Although it is not our core audience, we decided to invest a week and re-design our “all” tab into a more productive “river”.

This evening, we pushed out 1.0b4.44, which included the first iteration of that river:

  • Longer lists of 200+ articles, loaded on demand as you scroll.
  • Ability to set various type of filters: unread, category, subscription.
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to click on the summary of an article and expand the full content (including ff, digg and comments) inline.
  • Ability to play video and listen to podcasts directly from the list.
  • Google Reader-like ability to automatically mark articles as read while scrolling
  • Summize-like notifications when new articles are published.

We hope that this is a step in the right direction and it will address some of the frustration of people who like the design, recommendation and sharing capabilities of feedly but did not want to give up too much productivity in exchange.

We will probably spend a few more cycles on polishing the river next week-end so if you run into any bugs or have suggestions on how to improve the river, please shout!

Thank you,

Edwin

Author: @feedly

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5 thoughts on “The River View (Take I)”

  1. Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for giving us these updates. I continue to be a big fan and advocate of Feedly and I’m enjoying watching it evolve.

    Cheers on a great job!

    Suze

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