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One possible aesthetic improvement would be to display a scaled down image from each post in a slightly more spread-out version of the list view. Or better yet (imo) add an additional option for a tile / mosaic mode, similar to some other much-touted Google Reader alternatives. You might be deliberately avoiding the tile design bandwagon, but I at least think images help greatly in making a long line of posts more pleasant to navigate and go through.6 votes
I think the Feedly/Blogroll "gallery" or "magazine" view is stupid for most things, which is why I'm using The Old Reader instead of those, but it does make sense for feeds that are just images, like my Flickr friends.
So after implementing "Per-feed and per-folder display settings" https://theoldreader.uservoice.com/forums/187017-feature-requests/suggestions/3738257-per-feed-and-per-folder-display-settings, it would be nice if one of those display settings was "gallery" for displaying lots of image posts as compactly as possible.3 votes
Several sites have Media RSS feeds with multiple file enclosures -- for instance the same video in several different formats. Right now, only a single file is shown. Adding support for Media RSS feeds would make TheOldReader a lot more useful for folks who subscribe to video podcasts and other media-rich feeds.4 votes
Improved documentation to help guide the tons of new users that must have flocked here after the demise of Google Reader was announced.
The Knowledge Base is pretty short on answers, even for a product that is fairly intuitive. Please, someone should be posting Q&As on the Web site every day in this period of high attention, and the signed-in view should have a "Help" button somewhere.4 votes
I have 2 google accounts and I logged in to the old reader with the wrong one. I signed out and ctried to sign back in, but it wouldn't let me choose from my accounts again. Instea, it automatically signed me in with the wrong one.
I had to erase several cookies from the old reader until I was able to choose accounts again. Knowing what cookies are, knowing how to erase them and recognizing that this problem was cookie related isn't very widely known among casual internet users.1 vote
Just like google reader has. While using desktop version, a "n" shortcut is handy for that but you can't use it on mobile unfortunately. But it is even more important to be able to jump to another item since scrolling is so much slower.5 votes
I just want the maximum available space for the article1 vote
Thanks for adding the mp3 player so fast!!!!
Hate to ask a follow up, but if the mp3 player was on the left hand side of the screen, I could play a podcast while still reading and browsing. Right now, I have to start playing the mp3 and then open a new tab, so I can still go through my feeds.
Thanks again!6 votes
Having a multi-column view to quickly scroll through feeds was something I loved in the Sage extension for Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/sage/). It was sorely lacking in Google Reader until I found a user style for it (http://userstyles.org/styles/21444/google-reader-multicolumn-expanded-view). Having at least two, but ideally as many columns as defined by user preference, as an option in Old Reader would make quickly skimming large feeds a lot easier.3 votes
This is something I saw on newsblur and it's very helpful in deciding whether or not to open the full-text of a post when its title is not enough.
So the line for the list view will look like:
[post title][tag 1]...[tag n]2 votes
When you click somewhere else than the actual characters on a .post div in a feed, the post is marked as read instead of opening. I find this very counter intuitive1 vote
In list (collapsed) view, when you open a post, its title blends in with the post body. This makes it a poor clicking target, and also makes it harder to distinguish where the post body ends and title of another post begins.1 vote
If you did this, I would soooo <3 ya'll forever!!
The intro music when you load up the app.. the Pac-Man sound for when you click a new post or a page is loading.. the stage clear level when you clear a feed.. omg the possibilities~!! :D
Inspiration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswzriFIf_k4 votes
Basically, it should be "All items" without "Following".5 votes
On a Nexus 7 the content is shown beneath the list of feeds when held in portrait mode despite a horizontal resolution of 800px.
On a desktop with a regular monitor, no collapsing occurs when resizing the browser window to 800px wide.
I am assuming this is due to chrome reporting a lower horizontal resolution to your css media queries due to the higher display density. I have observed that your stylesheets already take dpi into account for your logo, so I am merely suggesting that you do the same for your layout.3 votes
The public feeds (.rss) should have the <source> attribute (well, for better attributing, e.g. when using these links to post on Twitter, Facebook, whatever.
<link rel="alternate" href="http://lifehacker.com" type="text/html"/>
Thanks for your consideration :)4 votes
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, etc3 votes
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…1 vote
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.3 votes
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