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What features would you like to see on AOL Reader

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  1. readability

    Hi, There is readability integration to save a particular article to your readability list. I would like to see a 'open in readability' feature so that i can read the article in readability with the readability font/styling?

    Thanks.

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    • organise feed seetting on android

      organise option cannot be found on android system.
      how to delete a feed on tablet?

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      • Tags to Filter Articles Based on Specific Keywords

        It would be fantastic if AOL Reader would include a feature to add tags (keywords) to filter all articles that pertain to a specific topic. This feature would be nice when conducting research as I would be taken directly to the articles that have specific keywords either in the title or the body.

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        • key word search is not ordered by article publish date

          When I search for a key word, I would like the articles to show on a calendar order

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          • Robust filter capability for incoming articles

            Please provide a robust filter capability for incoming articles.

            For example, if I subscribe to Reuters Top News (http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/topNews), I might want to add a Star to any article containing "Ukraine". I also might want to "mark as read" any article containing "e-cigarettes", or Tag an article containing "California".

            These need to be very robust, and able to be applied at any feed level (all feeds, one or more folders, or specific feeds) and contain all the standard actions (star, mark read, tag).

            15 votes
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            • Option to mark chosen feeds as always visible even if empty and if empty feeds are hidden

              I won't insist on it, but it could be a cool addition. :-)

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              • Make Yes/No Selector more obvious

                Hi,

                I think the option selectors (yes/no) colors are misleading, in all themes available. it's not obvious which colour means "selected". I think you should either change the switch shape or the color (i.e. green for "yes").

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                • onenote

                  Please implement integration with Onenote (save article option, just like Evernote)

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                  • "Published time" instead of "Retrieve time"

                    Why do you decline or close these requests?
                    Give as an OPTION (in settings) to use PubDate, you have it in your database already, so it seems very easy to implement.

                    Please, for many people it is very important.

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                    • 6 votes
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                      • 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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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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