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What features would you like to see on AOL Reader

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  1. mark all previous articles read for large feeds

    on the mobile version especially, i have a feed which typically has hundreds of entries each day and they tend to pile up. please add the ability to mark the previous articles you have scrolled past as read or a button to mark backwards from the current position as read so i can mark the completed items in sections, otherwise i cannot remember where i left off and never end up finishing. thanks!

    13 votes
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    • group tags

      I think it would be nice and tidy to have tags grouped in a special folder, just like normal feeds

      3 votes
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      • Refresh timeout

        Sometimes (aka many times) auto refresh doesn't work.

        An option to set refresh timeout, because has a huge delay over my RSSs and AOL Reader. If i go to RSS page there are a lot of news posts.

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        • Ability to filter #Home

          I would love it if I could exclude specific feeds/subs/categories from showing up in my Home section!

          9 votes
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          • Display feed favicon next to each article

            Add an option to display favicons next to each article's title in the list view

            6 votes
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            • Implement native SDK for mobile

              I tried using Readable on Android and was confronted with a webview log-in screen. This is insecure and scary for me as a user because I had to enter my Aol & Google username and passwords in a form that could be compromised far too easily. By having a native SDK, I would be able to more safely use apps built on the Aol Reader API.

              3 votes
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              • list mode with checkboxes

                Can you add to list of new feeds checkboxes (like in old Google Reader), for possibility to check all not interested news and mark selected items as "read" by one "click"?
                Currently we have to open each news...

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                • Filter the feeds / news by customized date range this could be really helpful for people preparing for certain exams

                  this is simple functionality to Filter using date range which is customized . Thanks

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                  • please take some money and give the developers some UI usability and design courses, they obviously skipped them.

                    http://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/user-interface-design.html
                    Keep the interface simple.
                    Create consistency and use common UI elements.
                    Consider the spatial relationships between items on the page and structure the page based on importance.
                    Strategically use color and texture.
                    Use typography to create hierarchy and clarity.
                    Make sure that the system communicates what’s happening.
                    Think about the defaults.

                    References

                    Jesse James Garrett’s The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition).
                    Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites.
                    10 Interface Design Fundamentals
                    Effective Visual Communication for Graphical User Interfaces
                    Using Light, Color,…

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                    • I like that when there are new articles in a feed it highlights in yellow but

                      When you click on the AOL reader page the highlights go away. If you have a large amount of feeds its hard to keep track. I would like to see an option in preferences to leave the feeds with new articles yellow until you click on the folder. Maybe have an option to click the feeds you read most and to do this for those feeds. Or make it so they stay yellow for 24 hours (or let you set how long you want it to be set for).

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • I reached the maximum for starred articles

                          Can we raise this cap at all?

                          7 votes
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                          • RSS Search Should Default to Feeds

                            RSS Search Should Default to Articles from your subscribed Feeds, not search for NEW feeds to subscribe to. Searching for feeds to subscribe to should be in another 'discovery' section.

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                            • When manually refreshed, it would be better to scan the whole list as articles may update or previous coding errors may be repaired.

                              There is an error occured in the cn.engadget.com feed and the articals are shown incorrectly. Later the feed recovered, but the artical synced before is still in a mess. I tried to click the Refresh button but it dosen't work here. But when I done the same thing at the Old Reader, the previous articals are also refreshed and shown as it should be.

                              8 votes
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                              • Please allow the sidebar to be pinned for desktop users. I have plenty of screen space and it is irritating to have to keep opening.

                                Please allow the sidebar to be pinned for desktop users. I have plenty of screen space and it is irritating to have to keep opening the side bar to see if feeds in other forlders

                                7 votes
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                                • 12 votes
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                                  • i guess that its a good idea to can group the categories in folders to organize more the feeds

                                    i guess that its a good idea to can group the categories in folders to organize more the feeds

                                    4 votes
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                                    • need a Random sort,like Google's magic sort

                                      need a Random sort,like Google's magic sort

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                                      • Convert top-level feed titles into hyperlinks to the website

                                        All top-level titles for each feed should also be links to the website. I've included a graphic to illustrate which feed title I'm talking about.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • On iPad, when you are at the last article of a feed, pressing the "Next article" button doesn't lead you to the next feed. It does on a PC.

                                          On iPad, when you are at the last article of a feed, the "Next article" button doesn't do anything (it should lead you to the next feed).
                                          But on a PC it does so (it skips to next feed and even to next feeds folder/tag).
                                          On the iPad, I tried several browsers and both Tablet and PC user interface.

                                          4 votes
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