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  1. 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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    • 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

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      • Make font size user-adjustable

        I have somewhat poor vision, and often bump font sizes up in Chrome using the CTRL+= shortcut. Unfortunately, on The Old Reader this makes the sidebars and top navbar unnecessarily huge (http://d.pr/i/JcoK). For some reason, this also causes the j,k keyboard shortcuts to function strangely (two or three keystrokes necessary to go to the next story).

        Can we have a simple preference to set the font size?

        59 votes
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        • 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)

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          • Import all entries contained in a feed

            Most of my feeds provide 100 articles at a time, but "the old reader" only imports 20 of them. This has actually prevented me from becoming a regular user of your service. Please import all items contained in a feed.

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            • Be able to set the starting page.

              When I start the application, maybe I want it to always show first a certain feed, or maybe I want it to show a specific folder, or "All items".

              54 votes
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              • Subscribe by clicking Chrome extension button.

                When a site has an rss feed, the extension button should show for example a plus, to let you know that the site you are on, has a feed that you can subscribe to.

                Then you should be able to right click the button and select subscribe directly.

                53 votes
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                • 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
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                  • Allows feeds to be in multiple folders

                    In Google Reader I had multiple overlapping categories, and feeds duplicated between categories. Unless I'm missing something, TOR restricts feeds to a single category.

                    51 votes
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                    • Reconsider your decision not to support IE8

                      I appreciate your reasoning not to support IE8, but the sad truth is that MOST companies restrict their browers to IE8 because they are woefully behind the times! Wish you guys would reconsider or I'll have to use something else at work.

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                      • 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
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                        • Allow nested folders

                          Google Reader never supported this, but many other RSS readers do. It would be great to be able to have nested folders for mass operations (mark all as read) and better organization of feeds.

                          48 votes
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                          • Number of unread articles in favicon.

                            I like my feed-reader pinned, and of course faviconised.

                            46 votes
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                            • Show when a feed was last refreshed

                              Some of my feeds are not geting updated (even after waiting for more than a day). It's nice to have the ability to manually refresh a feed, but I don't want to hit refresh on ALL my feeds.

                              So, for each of my feeds I'd like to know when was th last refresh timestamp.

                              44 votes
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                              • Implement statistics

                                Implement statistics as it helps to manage feeds and keep track of The Old Reader use.

                                40 votes
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                                • Readability integration

                                  Similarly to current Pocket integration.

                                  39 votes
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                                  • APP!!

                                    Can there be integration of the old reader with ipad/iphone apps like reeder? etc.

                                    38 votes
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                                    • 38 votes
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                                      • RSS feed for posts you've liked the way shared has an rss feed.

                                        There is an RSS feed for shared items. Can there be a feed for liked items too?

                                        37 votes
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                                        • Aggregate Feed for Folder

                                          Join all feeds inserted in a folder, and output them like a new aggregate feed.

                                          35 votes
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