Feature requests

  1. A way to "undo" Mark All As Read.

    I've accidentally hit it too many times. I know people complained about the "are you sure?" dialogue box-- which blows my mind, since I'd LIKE an "are you sure?" pop up-- but maybe a way to ctrl-z it would solve the same problem?

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  2. Have a "Next New" bookmarklet

    I use Google Reader's "Next" button, that you can find under the goodies section. Once in my bookmark bar, I can click it to take me to the latest updates- on the actual blog or site. I love giving the sites hits and just visiting them.

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  3. make windows phone browsers work

    Currently when going to the old reader on windows phone you get an exact look like using a desktop browser. More specifically: feed list on the left and on the right the stories. However if you have a long list of feeds in your menu you can't scroll all the way down so it's not usable.

    On Android you get it nicely under each other (which isn't optimized but at least works).

    I guess recognizing mobile IE and giving it the same rendering as Chrome on Android should do the trick.

    Thanks,

    Jorn

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  5. Support Authenticated Feeds

    Some feeds require that you log in to access the feed. I know google reader did not support this feature but it would be nice.

    Some current work around's include freemyfeed, but I'm having issues getting that working.

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  6. Offline Sync

    I was using Greader pro for google reader and I was able to download the latest news and read while I was offline. The next time I connects to the net it syncs for rea/unread/liked/starred items...

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  7. have full screen option

    I have a netbook. That means small screen. Google reader had the 'w' option to full screen within the window to remove everything except the reading pane. I would love to have that

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  8. Fix "Clicking on a post scrolls to it" (again)

    I appreciate that the "Clicking on a post scrolls to it" feature was improved, but the behavior is still not what I expect (i.e.: not the way Google Reader works, anyway).

    Right now, the implementation seems to be "if a post's title is lower than the top of the reading pane and the post is clicked, scroll to it". This is a problem because I can be reading a post that is in the middle of the reading pane, select text, and boom it slides up, which is clearly unwanted. Also, it only works one way: when clicking on the…

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  9. 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.

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  10. Mark Articles older than X as read

    Basically this is identical to what Google Reader had. It had options like 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, etc, it will take all those articles older than the specified period and mark them as unread, but also marks the articles newer than that period as unread.

    Great for reversing accidental "Mark all as read".

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  11. Search for multiple words in articles

    When I search for articles with multiple words, it does an "or" search (ie: it searches for articles with any of the words, when I want to find all of the words). I've tried using boolean eg, searching for word1 AND word2 AND word3, and it does not return any results. Would be great if there was an easy way to search for all words in an article.

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  12. 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).

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  13. Change folder from the feed

    Change what folder a feed is part of from the feed, no dragging/dropping required.
    Since I have updated my settings to hide feeds/folders with no unread items I can't move a new feed to that folder until a new post shows up there or I change my settings. A dropdown with the available folders available from the feed would solve the problem.

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  14. Blogroll/Link List HTML Generator

    On my website, I have a tab for "Links" to share the sites that I enjoy reading. I published that link page with HTML that Google Reader produced based on subscriptions I had. I had reader set up in folders (News, Gossip, Recipes, Fun Stuff, Fashion, etc) and I could create HTML for each folder listing links to all my subscriptions.

    Would love to see that here to replace that, so that I do not have to manually update, it just mimics what I am reading.

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  15. Export Liked

    I would like to be able to export my Liked articles, in a way that allows them to be imported into another service. I see this is done already for feeds (OPML) and Shared (RSS), so I think adding of export of Liked would be a big step toward being to export all of a users data.

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  16. 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.

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  17. Move the 'unsubscribe' button

    The 'unsubscribe' button and 'mark all as read' button are too close to each other, and the wrong button could be pressed by mistake. Suggestion is to move the unsubscribe button to the other side of the screen, or simply elsewhere.

    NB : There was already a suggestion for this which has been marked as 'completed'. However they're still right next to each other, so submitting this again.

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  18. Option to hide counter at unread feeds in sidebar

    Having a count at each feed items introduces a negative pressure to me. Instead ive disabled this feature in Google Reader to only highlight the feeds with unread items.

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  19. Extra audio support

    Google Reader, Netvibes and Feedly seem to be able to play all of my mp3 podcast feeds perfectly in Firefox.

    Theoldreader seems to do nothing when i press play.

    Having emailed support they say it's because Firefox doesn't support mp3 files (which I find odd as the other three players seem to cope fine).

    I propose that theoldreader add an extra case so that it uses the existing <audio> html tag for other browsers but embeds the audio in the same way Google etc. do for Firefox users.

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  20. "Scrolling through post marks it as read" setting per view type

    It looks like some users do not like "scrolling through post marks it as read" as a global setting and would prefer being able to configure this behavior separately per view type.

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