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  1. Explain your business model

    I'm leery of free services that don't explain what their business model is. Am I the customer, or the product?

    28 votes
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  2. Subscribing bookmarklet

    A bookmarklet to subscribe to any feed right from the site, avoiding going to the The Old Reader page. Saving time, you know? ;)

    362 votes
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  3. Clarify what normal and reverse order are.

    In the settings, you have the option to sort the posts in normal and reverse order, some information about what normal and reverse are would be nice. For example

    normal (new posts first)
    reverse (old posts first)

    Or whatever normal and reverse are.

    37 votes
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  4. bookmarklet to go to next item in a folder

    Google Reader has a bookmarklet that goes to the next item in a feed or folder. It looks like this:

    http://www.google.com/reader/next?go=nextauto&t=4586323219818568841&label=comics

    91 votes
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  5. Allow me to authenticate via Google without giving you any access to my contacts

    Checking for other people in my contacts who use The Old Reader is not a core requirement for the product to work, and I don't want you to have my contacts at all.

    This pretty much means I can't use your product at all.

    169 votes
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  6. The email should not suggest followback if you're already following that person

    The e-mail now says "Blabla is now following you. Nice! Follow back at URL/blabla", but I'm already following blabla

    1 vote
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  7. Android

    It would be nice if there were an Android app after the iOS app is done. :-)

    3,524 votes
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  8. Star entries

    Ability to star entries for later reading + sharing (pocket integration is nice but probably no enough i you read your article on pocket then want to share it, wading back through old entries can be painful).

    925 votes
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  9. enclosures

    i'd use it if it showed enclosures, can't listen to podcasts with it ot view enclosed images

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  10. allow turning off "scrolling past item marks it read" as an option

    I don't find the auto-marked-"read" behavior useful (though I know others do). It'd be nice to be able to turn this off.

    106 votes
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  11. Collapse folders as the default view

    If you have many folders, it can be very tedious to browse with all of them expanded

    63 votes
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  12. default autoplay=false on video/audio clips

    A few feeds have had embedded videos that autoplay when I click on the feed, which can be annoying, especially if the video is many posts down the line, and difficult to find and pause.

    I'm so glad you guys made this, btw. Reader was the greatest thing on the internet while it lasted.

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  13. Add support for pubsubhubbub

    Making pub-compatible feeds refresh almost instantly.

    8 votes
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  14. Block users from following or commenting

    As an alternative to private accounts, allow users to share publicly but block others from following or commenting on their items.

    87 votes
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    This has now been released. If you go to your settings, you can choose to protect your shared items. If selected, you must approve all new follow requests, and your shared items will not be available to anyone except your followers.

    If you “like” a post, your name may still appear on the post for all users.

    Additionally, any existing followers can be removed by going to your followers page.

  15. Add a link to a list of all dead feeds

    The list of dead feeds on the home page is super handy! I'd love to see a list of all my dead feeds.

    69 votes
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  17. Improve the performance of posting a comment

    It's very slow to post a comment and sometimes I think that I post something but it was in the load status yet. =/

    4 votes
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  18. API

    We should make an API for external clients to connect to The Old Reader.

    637 votes
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  19. Bug Tracker

    There should be somewhere to file bug reports.

    9 votes
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  20. Extend keyboard shortcuts

    I'd love to be able to exclusively use keyboard shortcuts rather than ever touch the mouse. To that end:

    • add a '?' shortcut that gives an overlay describing available shortcuts
    • add a shortcut to mark a post unread
    297 votes
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    Most of requested shortcuts have been implemented, check out the announcement at http://blog.theoldreader.com/

    If you think that more keyboard shortcuts should be added, please create separate feature requests for each additional shortcut. This will allow others to vote and will help us prioritize.

    UPD: We also have fixed shortcuts for international layouts and added ‘x’ key to toggle posts in list view.

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