Feedly 2.5 – Explore Topics

Setting up a personalized start page can be daunting experience: Many obscure forms, complex workflows or limited choices. Today, we are launching a new version of feedly which takes a different approach: first, we offer a one-click setup which simplifies the welcome process by helping you import your bookmarks and other existing accounts you might have. Second it includes a new way to discover the best sources of information and blogs for a given topic (aka feedly explore). Feedly 2.5 is available for download now.

1-Click Setup

The one click setup auto-magically creates a list of sources (aka OPML file) based on your firefox places and imports it into your feedly. This allows users to very quickly get a feel of the feedly experience (magazine-like UI, filtering, easy-sharing) before investing more time and creating additional categories. The 1-Click Setup also allows users to build a feedly based on an existing Netvibes, Bloglines or Google Reader account.


The feedly explore is a new search/directory service which allows users to see what other feedly+Google Reader users are reading as well as finding the best blogs for a specific topic.

Feedly Explore

Let’s say that you are interested in the “augmented reality” topic. How do you go about finding and subscribing to the best sources related to that topic? Googles help you find individual web pages but gives you little information about the sources. This is where we think we can help.

Here is what the “augmented reality” explore result looks like in feedly:

Explore Results for Augmented Reality
Explore Results for Augmented Reality

You get a list of the top 20 sources of information related to the augmented reality topic. You get a high fidelity preview of what the source will look like when you subscribe to it in feedly. You get metadata, such as the number of subscribers, number of recommendations, associated twitter accounts to get a sense of the authority of the source, as well as related tags you might be interested in exploring. All in one easy to scan page. You have the choice to subscribe to the entire list or cherry pick individual sources.


Feedly Explore Highlights Recommended Blogs, Reader Activity – Louis Gray – LouisGray.com
Feedly Adds Topic Exploration – Jeff Nolan – Venture Chronicles
Feedly Adds New Ways To Explore The Blogosphere – Erick Schonfeld – TechCrunch


Special thanks to the Google Reader Team/Platform: In this release, we took advantage of their bundle service as well as some of the feed specific metadata. We are also leveraging data from Delicious, Google Search, Google News, Flickr and Youtube.

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16 thoughts on “Feedly 2.5 – Explore Topics”

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