Collection sharing: A new way to share your favorite sites

feedly Collection Sharing

Today we’re introducing a new feature called collection sharing, which enables you to easily share the sites you read with others.

Over the years, feedly users have curated millions amazing collections of the best sites to read on a myriad of topics, from photography to fashion, travel to home improvement, politics to finance and everything in between. Shared collections will unlock the incredible wealth of knowledge that has been created within those feedly reading lists.

Though feedly will always remain a reader app at its core, collection sharing is part of our larger vision to make reading more collaborative and create a platform for knowledge sharing within feedly. Thousands of users have told us over the past year that having better ways to share would help them at work and at school. In fact, one of the main takeaways from a survey we ran last year about this topic was that feedly readers are enthusiastic about sharing and want more ways to share what they read with friends and co-­workers.

We’re building a community of passionate readers and we’ll be inviting users who are excited to share the sites they read and represent the breadth of knowledge available in feedly.

Our plan is to open collection sharing to everyone over the next few months, starting with feedly Pro users, but you can apply now to get early access and view collections from your peers.

Explore collections and apply for access

Feedly Mini is back [Chrome]

feedly-mini

feedly Mini is back!

Our popular web browsing companion is officially relaunching today with a brand new user interface and a suite of new features. feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that keeps you connected to your feedly as you browse, allowing you to save, tag, share or subscribe to the great content you find each day.

A big thank you to all the users to participated to the beta program.

Get feedly Mini for Chrome

Frequently Asked Questions

Does feedly Mini work on every site?

feedly Mini should show up on most of the sites you browse allowing you to share, save or subscribe to new content — you can even save articles from sites you’re not already subscribed to. However, feedly Mini has a blacklist of sites where it shouldn’t appear, so you can specify sites on which you don’t want feedly Mini to appear (see Options to edit the blacklist). Feedly Mini will also not appear on sites that use HTTPS (SSL).

Can I disable feedly Mini?

Yes. Click on the feedly mini icon, select the gear option and you will find a checkbox that let’s enable/disable feedly Mini.

Will feedly Mini be available on Firefox or Safari?

feedly Mini is currently available only as an extension for the Chrome web browser. We’re evaluating which other browsers we should support in future releases. Please let us know in the comments below what browsers you use.

Does feedly Mini collect any information about my browsing history?

No. We value your privacy and will not collect any information about the sites you browse while feedly Mini is active.

Why doesn’t feedly Mini work on HTTPS pages?

We are just being extra cautious: we do not want to interfere with HTTPS pages and we do not want users to grant us access to HTTPS pages.

Introducing slider: A new way to read on feedly [Updated]

Our goal at feedly is to connect readers to the sources of information they love and deliver the best possible reading experience. Based on feedback from many of our readers, we’re launching a new way to read articles in feedly we call the slider view. Here’s how it works and why we’re sure you’ll love it:

The Slider

slider-1.2

When you click on an article in feedly, that content will now appear in a card that slides open from the right edge of your screen.

Easier Reading

slider-close-1.1

While reading, this makes it super easy to jump back and forth between your list of unread articles and the content you want to read.

Better Navigation

slider-next-article-1.1

When you have an article open, the slider article card includes left / right navigation buttons that make it simple for you to quickly page through unread content using your mouse. As always, you can use the ‘j’ and ‘k’ keyboard shortcuts to navigate through articles, as well.

Faster Sharing

slider-sharing-1.1

The slider makes it even easier to share your favorite content, because sharing buttons are always kept visible while reading, especially when scrolling down long articles.

Better Discovery

slider-feed-preview-1.1

When discovering new sources on feedly, the new format makes it much easier for you to check out a source and read a few articles without losing your place in the search results.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new slider view in the comments below.

Try the new feedly slider

Some quick bug fixes [Update on Friday]

A big thank you to all the users who provided us feedback and bug reports during the last 12 hours. We just pushed out a new version which fixes the following issues:

  • o/x keyboard shortcuts will close the slider if it is open
  • n/p keyboard shortcuts will close the slider and bring the focus back to the main list
  • Fixed bug in which grandfathered users were asked to upgrade to Pro to access Buffer or Pocket
  • Fixed preview issue in Firefox 31
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns on Chrome Safari and Firefox beta” bug
  • Spacebar allows you to navigate vertically in the slider

We are going to continue to listen and look out for bugs and suggestions on how to improve the slider so that it works for more workflows and more screen sizes. Thanks for the great feedback!

More bug fixes and enhancements [23.1 / Monday night]

We crunched through a lot of awesome feedback over the week. We are releasing 23.1 today to fix more bugs and integrate some of the best suggestions. Here is the change log for 23.1:

  • Better centering on wide screens
  • Added previous and next arrows to the home section
  • Keyboard navigation in the slider using arrow keys
  • Fixed bug in email option
  • Do not include the sharebar if there are no shortcuts defined
  • Re-enabled sharebar at the top and at the bottom of the full article view when the slider is not used
  • Hide article link closes the slider
  • Fixed Safari 5 bug
  • Fixed “more sources” bug
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns in Chrome canary”
  • Fixed “sharebar floating over content” bug

Please clear your cache and reload feedly.com to make sure that you are running the latest 23.1.825 update. You can see your version information at http://feedly.com/#console

We are going to continue to listen and improve the slider experience so if you have suggestions or run into bugs, please continue to be vocal.

Frequently Asked Question

I don’t like this new format. Can I keep the old one?

There is a new Slider knob in the Preferences which allows you to limit the use of the slider to the Card view only (roughly the same behavior we had in v22).

Screenshot 2014-08-22 00.44.38

I’m still seeing the old article view, what’s going on?

First clear your cache and refresh the browser to make sure that you are running the latest version of feedly.

By default, you’ll see the new slider view on the ‘Magazine’ and ‘Cards’ layouts, but not the ‘Title Only’ layout. Visit your feedly Preferences to select the layouts you want to use the slider view. The ‘Full Article’ layout will function as it always has.

Can I customize the share and save options that appear on the top of each article? I don’t want to have to use the dropdown menu to share to my favorite site.

Yes. In the “Sharing Shortcuts” section of your feedly Preferences, you can select up to 6 sharing or saving services to show directly on the article toolbar.

In one of the screenshots, I see multiple tabs, how is that possible?

If you go to the “Add Content” section of your feedly and start exploring for new content, try choosing a site. That source’s page will open in the slider. If you then choose an article, this pattern results in the creation of multiple tabs. (You can also do this in reverse, by picking an article and then clicking the source link near the top.) The goal is to allow users to drill down, while staying in the same context and not get lost while navigating between pages.

Try the new feedly slider

Connect feedly to over 300 apps with Zapier

Feedly + Zapier

Feedly is an indispensable business tool for many of you, alongside your project management app, team communication tool and to-do list. Though feedly Pro already integrates with a growing number of great third-party apps, we know there are others you wish you could connect to your feedly.

That’s why we’re excited to announce feedly now integrates with Zapier, the easiest way to connect the many business apps you use. In fact, Zapier connects to over 300 apps — chances are, if you use it, you can now connect it to feedly.

feedly+zapierfigure: some examples of feedly+Zapier integration scenarios

Now when you want to share a great read in your team’s HipChat room, all it takes is a “HipChat” tag on that article. Or if you want to make sure you actually get to all those “Saved for Later” articles, you can automatically add each as a task in Asana. These new integrations, available exclusively for feedly Pro subscribers, take only a few steps to set up with Zapier.

A zap connecting feedly to Trello using ZapierSample scenario: when I save an article in feedly, create a card in Trello.

Zapier saves you time by automating routine and time-consuming tasks. Say, for instance, you repetitively share your “Saved for Later” articles with your team. With Zapier, you could set up an integration that creates a new card on a team-shared Trello board for each new “Saved for Later” article. The best part: no coding is required, and setting it up takes just minutes.

With Zapier, you can connect feedly to project management apps such as Asana, Basecamp, Trello and Podio, team communication tools such as HipChat, Slack, Campfire and Yammer, and task management apps such as Google Tasks and Todoist.

To get started, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Sign up for a Zapier account;
  2. Connect your feedly account to Zapier (click here for a tutorial); and
  3. Check out a few of the pre-made feedly Zaps or start creating your own.

Learn more about the integration on the Zapier blog.

Want to see feedly innovate faster? Become a feedly backer