Skip to content

Feature requests

585 results found

  1. Interface improvements

    There are couple of thing that needs to be improved in the interface of The Old Reader.

    1. Side menu needs to be limited in size when the browser window is stretched. On resolution of 1920x1080 the subscriptions menu takes up to 20% of the screen, The longest feed title I have is 230pixels wide which means almost half of the menu stays empty.

    2. The Subscription folders needs to be better distinguished from the feeds. All of the feeds are aligned right under the folder names. The folders names are grey and have smaller characters than the feeds. I would suggest…

    390 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  2. Add option to highlight read/unread items differently

    As a refugee from Google Reader, a nice feature I see missing is having the whole row for an item highlighted according to read status.
    White for unread, yellow for currently selected, grey for read items.

    You have the little green indicator next to each line, but whole line highlighting will make it easier to use at a glance.

    94 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  3. 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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  4. Add an easter-egg option for Pac-Man sound effects!

    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_k

    4 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  5. Let me download all my data

    Not just the OPML file, but all data about what I read/shared/liked/etc. I want an escape hatch a la Google Takeout before I trust another web service with my data!

    198 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  6. view feed from Chrome extension

    with google reader, you can click the extension icon and view the feed w/o having to open the program in an internet window. can mark items as read and refresh feed, even sort by tag....almost like a shortcut.

    29 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  7. Allow to filter the feeds.

    I would like to filter the feeds based on their title and/or content.

    For example, in my "news" category, I could filter out all articles containing "football". Or for a specific feed, I could filter out the tag [apple] in the title. Those articles would be directly hidden, or marked as read.

    402 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  8. 1,154 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    There’s now a subscription management page that allows you to unsubscribe from/move your subscriptions. You can get there by clicking on “Subscriptions” in the user name dropdown in the upper right.

  9. "Only my items"

    Basically, it should be "All items" without "Following".

    5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  10. Open post page in frame

    Open the target article in frame within Ye Olde Reader or at least add the button that will directly take me to the article (that shows on the right of each entry in Google Reader).

    Basically, a lot of the sites I follow doesn't include the whole article in the feed, with a link to continue reading. So please add the button to take me directly to the article as Google Reader has done or load the feed target directly in a frame (loading it after clicking on it's entry).

    27 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  11. Take DPI into consideration before collapsing content below sidebar

    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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Admin →
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  12. The Old Reader's public feed items should have the <source> attribute

    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.

    Like this:

    <source tor:stream-id="feed/http://lifehacker.com/index.xml">
    <id>
    tag:theoldreader.com,2013:reader/feed/http://lifehacker.com/index.xml
    </id>
    <title type="html">Lifehacker</title>
    <link rel="alternate" href="http://lifehacker.com" type="text/html"/>
    </source>

    Thanks for your consideration :)

    4 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  13. keyboard navigation doesn't work as I'd expect

    j and k, rather than going to the post before or after the currently expanded post, go to the post before or after the post that is currently at the top of the page.

    When viewing posts in list form, I expect navigation to work in relation to the currently expanded post. As it is, if I scroll the page at all, j and k work in a suprising and not totally predictable way.

    26 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  14. Please add "skip to the next post" button at the top of every item in mobile interface

    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
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  15. Integration with Flipboard for iOS

    Flipboard is the best feed reading app for iOS, which currently syncs with Google Reader (including marking posts as read, etc) - please could you do a deal with them to make theoldreader work too?

    52 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  16. Provide a different color theme option (dislike the green)

    I really don't like the current green color theme. I'm sure some people like it, but it bugs me. Any chance of introducing another color theme?

    368 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  17. Per-feed and per-folder display settings

    Some of the settings (view unread vs. view all, feed display order, etc.) appear inconsistent in whether they apply to ALL feeds (i.e. they are global settings) or just the currently active feed. For example, there are certain blogs where I would like to have the older posts display first, so I can read it sequentially if I miss a post or two, but other blogs where I would like the NEWER posts to display first. Sort order appears to be a global setting, though, so I have to switch back and forth each time I change which blog I'm…

    273 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  18. 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 ;)

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Admin →
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  19. 365 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  20. Move Pocket button to top of post

    The Pocket button should go at the top of a post. I know almost immediately whether something is interesting but too long to read currently; I know before scrolling down the whole post (which is always going to be long). And I dislike scrolling so much because I'm afraid I might scroll right into the next post and mark things read by accident.

    49 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  • Don't see your idea?

Feature requests

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base