What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

feedly mobile 14.1 is out: New Title-only View

Thank you to Apple for approving feedly for iOS 14.1. This release focuses on a better list view and fixing a few critical bugs around authentication and loading. It is a step forward towards making feedly a better home for Google Reader users looking for a new reader.

Feedly for 14.1 is available now in the app store and continues to be free:
Get feedly 14.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Get feedly 14.1 for Android

New title view

Here is the detailed change log:
☂ Users do not need to login over and over again.
★ Denser and cleaner title-only view.
★ Brought back the old list view.
★ Better support for Hebrew and Farsi.
☂ Titles are no longer cut off in the title only view on iPhone 4
☂ Better support for flaky network connections.
☂ Lots of small bug fixes.

feedly mobile 14.1 is out: New Title-only View

Thank you to Apple for approving feedly for iOS 14.1. This release focuses on a better list view and fixing a few critical bugs around authentication and loading. It is a step forward towards making feedly a better home for Google Reader users looking for a new reader.

Feedly for 14.1 is available now in the app store and continues to be free:
Get feedly 14.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Get feedly 14.1 for Android

New title view

Here is the detailed change log:
☂ Users do not need to login over and over again.
★ Denser and cleaner title-only view.
★ Brought back the old list view.
★ Better support for Hebrew and Farsi.
☂ Titles are no longer cut off in the title only view on iPhone 4
☂ Better support for flaky network connections.
☂ Lots of small bug fixes.

14.0.477 – An update of feedly desktop focused on performance and quality

Our current focus is quality and keeping the service up. We are pushing out today a new release of feedly for Chrome/Safari/Firefox which addresses some of the most pressing issues reported by the community.

Download the latest version

feedly for Firefox (requires manual update)
feedly for Safari (requires manual update)
feedly for Chrome (auto-updates)

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.48.13 AM

Change Log

Issue #1: “Re-login”. The session management has been improved so that users do not have to continuously re-login, even when the server is under very high load.

Issue #2: Full width. To make reading in title only mode more efficient, we now stretch the content of the list to take advantage of the full width of the window.

Issue #3: Support for Hebrew and Farsi. Feedly knows now how to render right to left languages like Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic.

Issue #4: Faster load time. We optimized some of the client code to make loading feedly faster. We are also adding hardware as fast as we can.

Issue #5: Support for folders including [ ]. The previous version was not able to load categories with brackets in their name. This issue has been fixed.

Issue #6: Better feed search. It should be easier now to find a feed by URL and add it to your feedly.

Issue #7: More sharing options in the title only view. We added shortcuts in the list view to easily share articles to twitter, Facebook, linked in and Buffer.

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.49.02 AM

14.0.477 – An update of feedly desktop focused on performance and quality

Our current focus is quality and keeping the service up. We are pushing out today a new release of feedly for Chrome/Safari/Firefox which addresses some of the most pressing issues reported by the community.

Download the latest version

feedly for Firefox (requires manual update)
feedly for Safari (requires manual update)
feedly for Chrome (auto-updates)

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.48.13 AM

Change Log

Issue #1: “Re-login”. The session management has been improved so that users do not have to continuously re-login, even when the server is under very high load.

Issue #2: Full width. To make reading in title only mode more efficient, we now stretch the content of the list to take advantage of the full width of the window.

Issue #3: Support for Hebrew and Farsi. Feedly knows now how to render right to left languages like Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic.

Issue #4: Faster load time. We optimized some of the client code to make loading feedly faster. We are also adding hardware as fast as we can.

Issue #5: Support for folders including [ ]. The previous version was not able to load categories with brackets in their name. This issue has been fixed.

Issue #6: Better feed search. It should be easier now to find a feed by URL and add it to your feedly.

Issue #7: More sharing options in the title only view. We added shortcuts in the list view to easily share articles to twitter, Facebook, linked in and Buffer.

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.49.02 AM

Announcing the New Feedly Mobile

Today, we are very excited to announce a brand new version of Feedly Mobile, centered around search and discovery, productive reading and better sharing.

It is available now on:
iPhone
iPad
iPod touch
Android Phone
Android Tablet
Firefox
Chrome
Safari

We’ve had two crazy, wonderful weeks at Feedly. Over 3 million new users have joined Feedly since the announcement of the retirement of Google Reader. We are thankful that so many Reader refugees have chosen Feedly for their new home, and are adding hardware as quickly as we can to make that transition as seamless as possible.

feedy

All-new search and discovery engine

Introducing a completely new way to search and discover feeds. Our new feed search engine is amazingly fast, and brings over 50 million feeds to your fingertips. No other news reader comes even close to offering this breadth of choice.

The smart topic completion feature enables a truly intuitive search and discovery experience. The new search algorithm leverages millions of interactions from the Feedly community, helping you find the best feeds on the web. There are already millions of people using Feedly, and more and more joining every day. The more you use Feedly to search, categorize and follow your favorite feeds, the better our search and discovery will become.

Feedly New Search

Productive reading

To make sure you never miss updates from your most important feeds, we have added a feature called “Must Reads”. New posts from the feeds that you promote as “must read”, will bubble up to the top of the feed selection panel and in the “Today” section.

We have also added a pull to refresh gesture to the feed selection panel so that you can always easily get to the latest content available.

Finally, we added a new title only view to make scanning of headlines more efficient.

Productive Reading

Fast and easy sharing

The redesigned sharing panel makes sharing and saving articles to read later, easier than ever. We have added support for Google+, and settings that let you select which saving and sharing option should have a shortcut on your main toolbar. Google+, Pocket and Buffer users will appreciate the direct access to their favorite tools.

Sharing

We would like to thank all the users who have provided invaluable feedback through the UserVoice support forum. We would also like to thank the 500+ people who have participated in the Android private beta over the last 10 weeks. Their feedback and bug reports were key in helping us to get to the release finish line. Last but not least, we would like to thank Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace, for providing us with such great insight over the last three months on how to make Feedly a better reader. His feedback was the inspiration for a lot of the productivity features we are delivering in this update.

The feedback we collected during the private beta was the best we have received since the first release of Feedly Mobile and we can’t wait to see how this update resonates with the rest of the community.

Please let us know what you think!

All the best,

Your Feedly Team

Announcing the New Feedly Mobile

Today, we are very excited to announce a brand new version of Feedly Mobile, centered around search and discovery, productive reading and better sharing.

It is available now on:
iPhone
iPad
iPod touch
Android Phone
Android Tablet
Firefox
Chrome
Safari

We’ve had two crazy, wonderful weeks at Feedly. Over 3 million new users have joined Feedly since the announcement of the retirement of Google Reader. We are thankful that so many Reader refugees have chosen Feedly for their new home, and are adding hardware as quickly as we can to make that transition as seamless as possible.

feedy

All-new search and discovery engine

Introducing a completely new way to search and discover feeds. Our new feed search engine is amazingly fast, and brings over 50 million feeds to your fingertips. No other news reader comes even close to offering this breadth of choice.

The smart topic completion feature enables a truly intuitive search and discovery experience. The new search algorithm leverages millions of interactions from the Feedly community, helping you find the best feeds on the web. There are already millions of people using Feedly, and more and more joining every day. The more you use Feedly to search, categorize and follow your favorite feeds, the better our search and discovery will become.

Feedly New Search

Productive reading

To make sure you never miss updates from your most important feeds, we have added a feature called “Must Reads”. New posts from the feeds that you promote as “must read”, will bubble up to the top of the feed selection panel and in the “Today” section.

We have also added a pull to refresh gesture to the feed selection panel so that you can always easily get to the latest content available.

Finally, we added a new title only view to make scanning of headlines more efficient.

Productive Reading

Fast and easy sharing

The redesigned sharing panel makes sharing and saving articles to read later, easier than ever. We have added support for Google+, and settings that let you select which saving and sharing option should have a shortcut on your main toolbar. Google+, Pocket and Buffer users will appreciate the direct access to their favorite tools.

Sharing

We would like to thank all the users who have provided invaluable feedback through the UserVoice support forum. We would also like to thank the 500+ people who have participated in the Android private beta over the last 10 weeks. Their feedback and bug reports were key in helping us to get to the release finish line. Last but not least, we would like to thank Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace, for providing us with such great insight over the last three months on how to make Feedly a better reader. His feedback was the inspiration for a lot of the productivity features we are delivering in this update.

The feedback we collected during the private beta was the best we have received since the first release of Feedly Mobile and we can’t wait to see how this update resonates with the rest of the community.

Please let us know what you think!

All the best,

Your Feedly Team