Development of Read Feeder has been going on at a relatively steady pace. Michelle is really putting it through it’s paces with a whopping 153 feeds on her account! I’m still looking for more testers during this private testing phase, so if you are a heavy consumer of syndicated content that you need to keep organized, send me an email.
Now on to the improvements!
I’ve reduced the amount of clutter and wasted space on Read Feeder’s interface. I looked at Facebook and GMail for ways to keep functions accessible, without drawing your eyes away from what you’re really interested in (your articles). The goal is for Read Feeder to be there when you need it, but stay out of the way when you don’t. There’s still more improvements that can be made here, but it’s moving in the right direction.
Read Feeder now gives you a numbered list of pages, making it easy to jump further back into your article list without having to press the “Older” link multiple times. Your current page is highlighted in bold and underlined.
I recently added the Chrome RSS Extension to my browser, which lets you specify your own apps to use for subscribing to feeds. To make that work with Read Feeder, I’ve added a handler that allows Chrome (and Firefox too) to send feeds from a page to your Read Feeder account. From the extension’s options, add Read Feeder with this URL: http://apps.mhall119.com/feed/subscribe/?feed_url=%s