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  1. Add different viewing/formatting panels.

    Introduce view options that give say a txt only options or one that is formatted for news feeds (e.g. removes websites advertising and menus, etc), one that displays the original page in the original formatting, etc

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  2. Help for people overwhelmed by to many articles at once

    I use the "All Items" screen to read articles, and while it works, I get overwhelmed easy when I have hundred of articles to look thru and see which I want to read or not. When in list view where you only see the title of the article can you added a option to see only like 10 articles at a time and when you click next to the next group the last 10 are marked as read. Maybe even a option to mark articles into a holding area, so after I quickly skim thru several hundred articles, I can…

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  3. minimize google account access levels requested for login

    If i look in my google profile, at the list of services authorized to access my account, most if not all sites that uses open ID for login only require 'Sign in using your google account'.
    Your site requires more - 'Google+ You'.
    If you truly only need openid login (you have marked http://theoldreader.uservoice.com/forums/187017-feature-requests/suggestions/3743312-allow-me-to-authenticate-via-google-without-giving as completed, after all) please only require that level of access. It is good that you stopped requiring access to contacts, but not enough.

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  4. use a bold typeface for folders. And not a grey colour either. You know, just to make them stand out a little bit more....

    At the moment, folders heading just kinda recede in the background.... It would be nice for that not to happen.

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  5. "Mark all from source as read" Near feed title on items when browsing All items or Unread folder

    When I'm scrolling unread items in the All items section or in a folder of feeds I'd like the option to mark all from a certain source as read aside from the "Mark all as read" button which marks all feeds in the folder as read... This would save time by not needing to expand the folder, search the list, open the individual feed, mark all as read, then go back to the overall folder view...

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  6. Sort by Most Relevant Posts

    Sort posts by the most relevant, according to the past activity (likes, shares, likes of friends), just like "Sort by Magic" feature in Google Reader (that is broken and do not work anymore).

    See: http://www.gtricks.com/google-reader-tricks/what-is-sort-by-magic-in-google-reader/

    68 votes
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  7. uncomment apple-mobile-web-app-capable

    Currently you've commented
    <!--<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes" />
    <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="default" />-->
    in the source. I bet there's a god reason for it, but still, I'd like it to be uncommented ;)

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  8. eliminate redundancies between shares and reshares

    I feel like I read the same shared article every time it's re-shared, which fills my following folder with unwanted redundancy. I only want to read something once, unless it has received new comments. Can an item have an original sharer and a list of resharers (without violating people's privacy concerns, obvs)

    59 votes
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  9. Create a "current post" indicator

    Google Reader uses a [blue] highlight on the left border of a post to indicate which one is the current, that will receive all the actions from keyboard shortcuts (un/like, un/share, mark as un/read, ...)

    Currently, The Ol' Reader uses instead a [green] highlight on the left border to indicate if the post is marked as un/read and, as far as I can tell, considers the top-most (partially or completely) visible post as the current one. This happens even if the user is using "list" mode and any other post, that is not the first, is the one actually expanded…

    15 votes
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  10. Fullscreen viewing

    Just like Google reader, allow for fullscreen viewing of the content without any other distractions by toggling the [F] key.

    458 votes
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  11. Limited text width to improve readability

    Google Reader uses a max width for entry text, presumably to improve readability. This makes it easier to read posts, as the eye does not need to move across as much of the screen to get to the next line. Essentially it makes the text width similar to a novel.

    .entry .entry-body, .entry .entry-title {
    max-width: 650px;
    }

    69 votes
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  12. Your Reader Trends

    Google Reader has an useful feature which shows not only reader's trends but their reading trends/progress.

    www.google.com/reader/view/#trends-page

    64 votes
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  13. Refresh all feeds

    There should be a "Refresh all feeds" button.

    197 votes
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    “Refresh all feeds” button can only work in a reasonable amount of time for users that have a very small number of feeds (10-15 at most). An additional requirement will be for RSS feeds that are refreshed to serve their XML files very quickly.

    Please keep in mind that voting for this feature, you automatically vote for imposing a very low limit of feed count per user.

  14. Leave comment view visible

    Comment view disappears when there are no new comments. I'd like to leave it visible so I can refer back to it.

    65 votes
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  15. Allow likes for comments

    I have funny friends. I want to be able to give their comments likes.

    84 votes
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  16. Unload posts that have been scrolled out

    It looks like google reader unloads posts that the user have scrolled out. This helps to maintain low memory usage and stops any running audio/video embeds. We should try to do this as well.

    115 votes
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  17. Extended search

    Filters:
    - all items
    - unread items
    - shared by you
    - shared by friends
    - search in specific feeds
    - search by date

    82 votes
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  18. Readability integration

    Similarly to current Pocket integration.

    39 votes
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  19. 10 votes
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  20. List of feeds while subscribing

    List of feeds while subscribing If user enters a webpage URL rather than a feed URL, he/she should be presented with a list of feeds from that webpage to choose.

    12 votes
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