Better Sharing Personalization?

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We are working on making the sharing options more comprehensive and more personalizable in feedly iOS and Android v 14.

Besides Evernote and Pinterest, are there other sharing options which are important to you?


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109 thoughts on “Better Sharing Personalization?”

  1. Being able to customize it is awesome. Pocket and twitter is enough for me though. But not logging in to twitter every time I open Feedly would be great. Every time I close Feedly and open it again, it asks for me to login to twitter again when I share something.

    1. I am actually wtriing a post about why I dread children’s parties. Can I link back to your vlog when I’m done? Pet peeve #1? OHMYGODYES. I was recently at a party with kids of mixed ages. My little one was the tiniest, and he just really wanted in with these kids, but they’re like 3x his size. And they were rough, and running, and kicking and all sorts of shenanigans a toddler cannot handle. And where were their parents??? Schlepping in a corner somewhere! Gah. Love the Dog’s appearance!

    1. Monday, June 29, 2009 11:10 PM which is something my frnied Robert Scoble is back to doing (yay) after having shifted most of his communication to Twitter and Friendfeed (and apparently after having lost 50% of his traffic, wow). Welcome back, Robert .

    1. I whole hardly agree that sharing to a Facebook Fan Page would make it the “Cat’s Meow”! I update many Facebook pages, and this would allow me to update pages easily. Also, the option of updating more that one page at a time would be great. Is it possible to update a Google Plus Page?

  2. Ability to use multiple read later services (e.g. Instapaper & pocket in tandem), and video time-shifting services like watch later.

  3. Pocket, good old email and I don’t mean just gmail. Ability to pick what email client I want to use would be awesome.

  4. In the current Android version (13.0.7) I can’t even find an option to star an article (i.e. the equivalent of “save for later” in the Feedly browser interface). Entering my Instapaper username seems to have removed this as an option. Please could you fix this?

    1. I’ve had the same experience. After setting up my Pocket account in the Android Feedly app the “Save for Later” ability disappeared and became un-reachable… I’d love to have both (Staring some articles, and sending some to Pocket for offline access)

      1. hi. if you look in the settings where you added your pocket account it actually say “replaces save for later” … so it seems as though you can either save them for later in feedly or send them to your pocket for later. not both

  5. I share to Pinterest more than anything else and usually go to the additional Share icon. that seems to work pretty well as it goes to the standard Pinterest UI. If it can be made so it’s better integrated, that would be nice.

  6. Off topic but quick question: I notice many people wanting to use Pocket. But why? If you save (or star) an article it’s the same thing, no? What’s the advantage of Pocket?

    1. For longer articles in my subscriptions (like Longform or Wired), I might not have enough time or feel like reading it immediately. But if it’s interesting, I still want to save it for later somewhere central, which is where Pocket comes in. Since it syncs offline, I can put long articles on my phone and read them wherever I am regardless of internet/data connectivity and since it has dedicated article parsing, it renders them in an easily-readable format.

      Pocket’s old name was “Read It Later”, which is pretty much exactly what I use it for. It’s for stuff I want to save for later, while Feedly is for stuff I *may* find interesting that I don’t want to completely miss.

  7. The Evernote integration a has been on my wishlist for quite a while
    Would save a * LOT * of time and make for a very pleasant experience

    Also, it would be practical to choose a larger number the mobile browsers with which weblinks are opened. Currently, only Safari and Chrome are supported. I’m using Dolphin for exemple.

  8. You know, it´ll be great if this manages to work as Google Reader “Send To” does, where you have an option to add manually other services beyond the default ones, it´s a great system if you ask me. Currently I just added Readability that way, and works great.

    1. +1 for this suggestion, then people can extend/share wherever they like provided their service has sensible sharing methods.

  9. I’d actually love to have to option to share to other friends on Feedly, like you used to be able to do in Google Reader before they killed it in favour of sharing to Google+

    1. This! Google Reader used to allow sharing with just the people who also use google reader. I really miss that feature, and would love to have it back.

        1. Also wish a function like the old goodle reader had, where you can automatically have articles other uses you follow appear in your account and you can automatically make articles appear in the feedly of your followers.

      1. Yep, this was the best part of Google Reader for a long time. Your contacts would be listed separately with an unread count for each person, and you could share to your contacts with or without adding a comment of your own to the post. I think a lot of people miss this, as it went away when Buzz was replaced by G+.

  10. For youtube videos, adding the video to youtube’s own “watch later” list (so you can set YouTube Android app to preload them when on WiFi) would be perfect!

  11. If possible to pick email app(Mailbox and Gmail come to mind), that’d be fantastic.
    Otherwise, Readability support would be excellent, from my point of view. And really the more the merrier on sharing services. If you can give your users more options, and allow those options to be hidden or shown as needed, fantastic.
    Also the ability to open links in iCab which supports such linking from other apps would be nice. See Wikipanion for an app that does that. There’s some third-party protocol the browser has built in to allow it.

  12. I want to push posts to my WordPress… For me to do this I would love IFTTT integration…. When I Tag an Item I can push it to a recipe. Or when I Save For Later I can push it off to my blog. …. Or am i missing an easy way to curate posts onto a blog?

    1. This. One of my top priorities coming over from Google Reader at this point is being able to use Tags in combination with IFTTT recipes to control automatic sharing with a certain degree of granularity.

      1. +1 to that.. Like RSS for Tags with IFTTT would be awesome… only feature I will miss Google Reader for, since there is no way of selective sharing I can do, unless I am unaware of.

  13. Tumblr, Pinterest, and Diigo would be great. It’d be even better if you could build in some kind of customizable option so people can add the sharing services they want and leave off the ones they don’t. See the browser extension Shareaholic for an idea of what I mean.

  14. Can we not have Pocket replace feedly’s ‘save it for later’ option – I’d like the option to use both independently!

    In general, take a look at the way Reeder has done its sharing. It’s fantastic.

    Another suggestion based on Reeder: could we have the ‘remove clutter’ button displayed as one of the immediately available options, instead of having to first go to the website and then having the ‘remove clutter’ button become available?

  15. Perhaps I’m the only person in the world with this workflow, but

    I save links to bitly and then use IFTTT to share onwards to FB/Twitter/Tumblr etc. At the moment nobody on Android has actually made a decent sharing app that uses the new bitmarks system, so I just use the Save Via Email function. So, I don’t actually need a proper save because I can do it just fine, but it would save, like, 30 seconds or so for each link share.

  16. definitely Evernote! I made the switch from google reader today and was very surprised to see that Evernote was not an option. Also, I don’t know if I’m missing a setting or something, but links in articles to the App Store don’t open the App Store like they do in other readers. it takes me to the online page for the app and never seems to load right. I’d love it if they took me directly to that app in the store.

  17. I would like to see the ability to save whole articles, not just links, in Evernote. That would be awesome. I was able to do this in Google Reader when starring items, would then go into action and save the starred article in my Evernote account. I don’t feel much for setting Yet-Another-Account on Yet-Another-Service. :-)

  18. Readability and Evernote.
    Also, speaking of mobile versions: is it possible to globally change view in mobile version, like you can do in the browser? If it’s not yet possible — do you have any plans to add it?
    And maybe I am missing something, but on iPad List mode is still more like a Magazine mode… At least it is different from iPhone or browser.

    Last, but not the least: thanks for the great product! Looks like a great alternative to the dying Google Reader!

    1. Update: Evernote’s in on the desktop versions, and that’s great! Now, we just need it in the mobile versions. I’ll also second the IFTTT integration suggestion, as that absolves you of much of the heavy lifting re: granular sharing. Their dev team seems slow as molasses, so I’d get that ball rolling right away.

  19. What I miss, a sharing with feedly friend or something similar. It was an old function in google reader, so I could recommend articles to certain friends from reader and they had a kind of feed “recommended by friends” with counter so they don’t miss any articles. if I share in google+ or facebook or twitter, they often don’t see my shares.

  20. [Safari 5.1.8] In the pref you could choose what tools sharing you want to see, but it doesn’t work! Tumblr, twitter, pinterest… Twitter doesn’t connet, tumblr doesn’t appear… I cancelled evernote and others I don’t use, but they are still here…. i’m so saaad….

  21. I still use delicious.

    I’m fine with the rest of the option, but I would like to only have those in the sharing menu for which I provided credentials in settings. E.g. I don’t use g+ so I don’t want to see it.

  22. Pinboard and Instapaper. And the ability to use both in tandem, instead of having to choose one over the other.

  23. Pocket, Pocket, Pocket, share directly to Pocket. Would LOVE sharing directly to Pocket. Did I mention I ride the subway a lot and therefore don’t have a connection to get my reading list, so I depend on Pocket to take it with me. Woohoo for Pocket. Oh yes, and woohoo for Feedly for being my Google Reader replacement. Though this is off-topic, thanks for that.

  24. Delicious would be wonderful, especially in the iOS app. I know it’s there in the web browser version. Unfortunately the Delicious sharing doesn’t work for me in Firefox.

  25. How do I add to Pinterest from Feedly? I can’t seem to figure it out, so if someone could give me step-by-step instructions I would really appreciate it. On my laptop, I can open an article in a Chrome tab and pin it from there. But on my iPhone/iPad, I end up copying the link and pasting it in Safari. Please help! I see the icons for sending articles to Evernote, Instapaper, Pocket, and a few others, but not Pinterest.

  26. When enabling sharing via e-mail, please add a preference where we can enter a default e-mail address to send the article to. (The Feeddler RSS app on iOS has this, and it saves a huge amount of time in forwarding articles to my own mailbox).

  27. Are there any plans for Feedly to have an in-site ‘Bookmarks’ feature? I am currently subscribed to pretty much every freaking app (pocket, delicious, inboard, readability, etc) & It would just make my workflow so much easier to have a simple bookmarks tab w/in Feedly. Only bookmarking features needed would be: title, hyperlink, abbreviated source title, source favicon, editable summary, date of bookmark, & tags.

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