We just pushed out 2.x.217. It includes a slightly enhanced version of the latest page/title only view (fav icon, more consistent grid support). One of the features people have been asking for is alignment of the “mark as read and hide” icon (as well as making it more visible). After trying a few things, we decided to leverage the fav icon as the “hide” handle because 1) it is more colorful and 2) it is aligned so you can perform N hides without having to move the mouse.
Here is what it looks like:
When you hover on any fav icon, it changes to show the hide icon:
Not super explicit but might solve the usability concerns people had raised without adding complexity to the design/impacting readability.
Have a great week end!
Note: if you use Feedly+Chrome, 2.12.217 also includes some additional eye candy in the cover page.
Updated: We pushed an update to address James’ request to be able to easily scan the list. In 2.x.218, articles which have 2 or more recommendations are highlighted in blue.
Update: Based on popular demand, in 2.x.219, we are bringing back the icons to share, save and hide articles: