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.
Richard Mitnick - You can alphabetize your feeds in settings here: https://theoldreader.com/users/edit - Near the bottom, the setting is "Sort Folders/Feeds Alphabetically"
S - In settings, if you uncheck "Show only those folders/feeds that have unread items" you will see all folders and all subscriptions, whether or not they have unread items.
Sending starred items to Pocket is already available. If you go to the settings page and then the "Read Later" tab, you can connect your Pocket account directly.
We actually just heard back from them last week after 2 years. We're trying to evaluate whether or not it is worth the cost. They charge us $2500 per year to integrate The Old Reader. What kinds of recipes would you put together if it was available?
There are several services out there that monitor sites for changes and then put those changes into an RSS for you to subscribe to in The Old Reader. If you search Google for "convert website to RSS" you'll see several options.
Just to make sure, you do see our Mark As Read now supports an "Older Than" concept? So you can mark items as read older than 1 week, 1 month or 1 year.
This is for the most part now available with Premium accounts. We store posts up to 6 months old, and the title and body of the post will be in the search index for premium subscribers.
GnorthernGnome - Can you expand on the date ranges and an unread counter concept? I'm not sure I fully understand. Are you suggesting instead of storing read/unread items per user, we should just store the date of the latest post they marked as read and then every time new items are added to that feed, if we increment a counter?
“Refresh all feeds” button can only work in a reasonable amount of time for users that have a very small number of feeds (10-15 at most). An additional requirement will be for RSS feeds that are refreshed to serve their XML files very quickly.
Please keep in mind that voting for this feature, you automatically vote for imposing a very low limit of feed count per user.
Anonymous - If you'd like to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about what app you downloaded as well as the address of the feed that is not updating, we can investigate further.
Rick, you are either deliberately taking "once a day" figure out of context, or you have not read http://theoldreader.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/146275-how-often-are-feeds-updated-i-see-some-delays- carefully. Feeds are usually updated twice as often as their new post interval is, so "once a day" only applies to feeds that on average get less than 4 posts a week. Feeds that support pubsubhubbub (which all high-traffic feeds should aim to support) get updated almost instantly. A small number of feeds still have some fetching issues right now because of the insane rate we had to scale our infrastructure with, but this system works fine for the vast majority of feeds.
As we said previously, for a public service this feature can only work properly for accounts with small number of feeds. If there are heavy users who would like their feeds updated more often, we can discuss deploying a private version of The Old Reader on separate servers just for you. You will have to pay for this, and you will lose all the social features, but we can configure all your feeds to be updated as often as you wish.
Rick, are you serious? Google is multi-billion-dollar corporation with thousands of engineers and millions of servers, and even they found operating Reader so expensive that they decided to close it. Do you really think it's fair to demand "at least" the same performance from three people who do this on their spare time with no budget?
@Sean: good news is, you don't have to. All feeds are refreshed automatically in background.
This is something we've been told is coming in the new version of the Spritz API that is soon to be released. We'll update this ticket once it is available.
Here's an update on our current philosophy around manipulating the original feed's published by the source:
You can export an OPML of your feeds by going to Settings, scrolling to the bottom and clicking "export your feeds"
Once you turn on Readability integration, anything you star in The Old Reader will be sent there.
Your best bet is probably to request this from Flipboard. Unfortunately we don't have any control over what services they integrate with. We have made it easy for them however, by essentially cloning the Google Reader API.
Maybe send them some Tweets?
Also, if you're looking for the ability to send posts from The Old Reader to Flipboard, you can do so with the Send To feature and adding a custom option (in settings) with the following url:
We don't have any Nokia E72 to test, but mobile devices we have - several iOS and Android phones/tablets - work just fine.
Even though this does not seem like a valid feature request, we will leave it open just in case somebody with a similar device will be able to confirm that there are indeed some issues and provide more information that might help us troubleshoot.
So, your preferred language varies depending on the site you are visiting? That's a pretty exotic use case. You could find or code yourself a browser extension to change accept-encoding on a per-site basis.
Anyway, we are leaving the request open. Let's see how many people actually need this.
Matthew, it has been marked as Completed by mistake, thanks for noticing. We have removed the mark.
Feel free to vote for this feature to get its priority increased.
Joonas, thanks a lot for detailed information. We did not realize you were using List View.
We have updated the description of this feature request accordingly.
We could not reproduce this issue. "Clicking a post scrolls to it" option seems to work properly in all browsers that we have access to.
If anybody comes up with a reliable way to reproduce this, please let us know, and we will investigate this further.
We are happy to announce that we have improved our feed update procedures and The Old Reader should now be fetching up to 100 posts per feed at once. This should resolve any issues with scientific journals that get updated every so often with large number of posts.
@Christian: you should not have any issues with your use case. When you subscribe to a new feed, we only parse first 20 posts, because most RSS feeds only contain 10-20 latest posts anyway. Additional posts are added to the feed as they are published, and we keep several hundred of latest posts for each active feed. We also keep liked/shared/commented posts indefinitely.