Experiment 07 — iPad, Power Search, and Paged Scrolling

Experiment 07 comes with 5 different parts we want to share and discuss with you: iPad/Tablet Preview, Power Search, Settings, Paged Scrolling, and Pro upgrade – all on both Android and iOS.

iPad and Android Tablet

After twelve weeks of phone exploration, it is time to shift our focus to the tablet and see how some of the innovation translate to a bigger screen. In Experiment 07, we are sharing with you some ideas we have around how the iPad compact, text-only, magazine, and cards view might look like.

Questions for the community

Question 1 – Are you satisfied with how the new mobile views look on the iPad and Android Tablets?

Question 2 – Are you satisfied by the new navigation model and the side-by-side implementation?

We look forward to your feedback on the #ipad slack channel.

Power Search

Power Search is the ability for you to search for specific articles in your Feedly feeds and boards. You can think of it as a personalized search engine focusing only on the sources you trust. It is one of the top Feedly Pro features. In Experiment 07, we implemented a mobile-friendly version of the experience available on the Web.

Like on the Web, you can use operators (AND, OR, quotes, etc..) to refine your searches and use filters to narrow the result to the right sources, content time or popularity.

Questions for the Pro community

Question 3 – Are you satisfied with the new mobile Power Search user experience? Where you able to easily find a specific article in your Feedly?

Question 4 – Is there a feature we could add to Power Search to make it more useful to you?

Please join the 07-power-search channel on Slack if you would like to discuss the Power Search feature with the product team.

Settings

As part of the continuous polish effort, we added settings support. You can now access the settings panel from the bottom of the left navigation bar and customize: the theme, the start page, the auto-mark-as-read behavior, the default view, and many more features.

Paged-Scrolling

The lack of paged scrolling has been one of the biggest “snakes” in the new design. About 10 % of the users seem to prefer paged scrolling to the new smooth scrolling. We decided last week to try to understand more. We created a private Slack channel with the 75 people who were not satisfied with the new smooth scrolling. Through these conversations, we learned that what users really liked about the old experience is that it made it easy to not over-scroll or under-scroll and empowered users to scroll through content faster.

As part of Experiment 7, we are pushing out an idea a few users suggested: it would be nice to have a preference which would allow you to have some kind of intelligent scrolling that would automatically stop at the right place.

If you go to the new settings panel, you will see a “Paged” scrolling option that should allow you to play with this idea.

Question to the community

Question 5 – If you are part of the “I miss the old scrolling” camp, is this option enough to remove all the frustration caused by the lack of productivity? Let us know in the 01-scrolling channel

Upgrade to Pro

As part of Experiment 07, we now allow non-pro users to upgrade to Pro and either unlock some interesting feature or just back Feedly. To thank the Lab community, this mobile upgrade to Pro offers a free 30-day trial.

Question to the community

Question 6 – If you end up trying the upgrade experience, please let us know what you think and if there are friction points we could remove.

Question 7 – If you are not a Pro user, please let us know if there is a feature we could add to the Pro offering to inspire you to upgrade!

Please use the 08-pro Slack channel for all the Pro related conversations.

Next Three Weeks

The focus of the next 3 weeks is to finalize the iPad implementation and polish as much as we can.

Question 8 – If you still see any gaps preventing you from using the new Lab app as your primary reading/research experience, we would love to hear about them.

We would like to thank once again everyone in the Lab community for participating in this giant experiment and helping us design the best Feedly possible. Your feedback and ideas help us better understand how you use the product and how to optimize and refine our decisions.

-Edwin, Petr, and Emily

Love the Web? Love reading? Join the Feedly Mobile+AI Lab initiative

New feedly Pro with notes and highlights

Notes and Highlights

Reading shapes what you know, who you are, and how you think. Reading is your silent teacher and mentor. With the new highlights feature, you can easily save the magic moments when you connect to new ideas – and come back to them more easily.

If you are not interested in using the new notes feature and would like to save the space at the top of your stories, there is a preference knob in your preferences page to turn this feature off.

Better WordPress Integration

If part of your workflow is saving excerpts of the best stories you discover in your feedly to one of your WordPress blogs, the new feedly Pro will save you a lot of time.

Simply click on the WordPress icon in the share toolbar and feedly will launch the WordPress PressIt window with the story you are reading. Quickly pick a picture, a category, or a tag, add your point of view and click on publish!

You can also personalize the excerpt that gets associated with the story by selecting a snippet of text before clicking on the WordPress icon.

WordPress is continuously improving their PressIt feature so we highly recommend upgrading to WordPress 4 if you want to benefit from the latest improvements.

IFTTT and Zapier

The new feedly Pro also includes a better integration with IFTTT and Zapier. This new version integrates with those platforms in real-time. For example, as soon as a story is saved to one of your personal knowledge boards (the new name for tags), all the recipes and zaps which are bound to that event are fired in real-time. We also improved the logic for image selection for recipes which require an image.

Faster Experience

We are working continuously behind the scenes to optimize feedly and add the hardware needed to keep feedly fast and boost your productivity. Here is a blog post about the performance optimizations we are currently working on.

Thank You!

Thank you for your backing: we are very grateful to be funded by our customers and to control our destiny.

 

60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

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Today we passed an exciting new milestone: 60,000 users have subscribed to feedly Pro. We would like to take a moment and thank each one of you and share some of the projects we are working on, thanks to this new funding.

1. More servers – The feedly cloud is connected to 42,000,000 feeds of information, receiving about 50,000,000 new stories every day. We are adding servers to the feedly Cloud to store, organize, and index all of this information so that we can continue to serve you feedly very fast.

 2. Feedly login (#delivered / Nov 16th 2015 / Announcement) – This is something a lot of users have been requesting for some time. We now have the resources to fund this project and make it a reality. We will continue to offer the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Evernote to people who prefer to use existing logins. We are also adding support for logging in with Slack and Office 365, since we hear that it will make logging in even easier for some of our users.

3. Shared tags – When we released Shared Collections last month, some users asked us to go one step further and also allow them to share some of their tags. We really like this idea and are working on both continuing to enhance Shared Collections and adding shared tags.

4. Filtering, saved search, and noise reduction – We have been hearing a lot of murmurs from you around the need for filtering and for alerts. We are going to use part of the new Pro funding for a project that will allow you to define manual and automated filters. It will also allow you to save searches as alerts. We love the idea of giving you even more control over how to tailor your feedly. More signal, less noise.

5. Better Slack integration – We think that we can reduce some of the friction that exists around manually sharing stories from your feedly into your Slack channels. Many users are  using feedly and Slack in tandem, so we are going to invest some time enhancing the integration.

6. Fewer iOS crashes (#delivered / Oct 21st 2015 / Announcement)– We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly. We hate crashes as much as anyone else, and we are fixing this. We are investing time into a new update of the feedly iOS application which changes how we load content and minimizes the risk of the application crashing. We are also investing time optimizing how we serve content to minimize battery usage. You should see the fruits of this work in the v30 update of the app which should be available within a few weeks.

7. Team edition – More on that soon…

Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continuously invest in building a better, faster, stronger and more useful work newsfeed. It is a great pleasure to serve you.

Edwin, Noelle and Remi

60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

Screenshot 2015-10-15 15.53.38

Today we passed an exciting new milestone: 60,000 users have subscribed to feedly Pro. We would like to take a moment and thank each one of you and share some of the projects we are working on, thanks to this new funding.

1. More servers – The feedly cloud is connected to 42,000,000 feeds of information, receiving about 50,000,000 new stories every day. We are adding servers to the feedly Cloud to store, organize, and index all of this information so that we can continue to serve you feedly very fast.

 2. Feedly login (#delivered / Nov 16th 2015 / Announcement) – This is something a lot of users have been requesting for some time. We now have the resources to fund this project and make it a reality. We will continue to offer the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Evernote to people who prefer to use existing logins. We are also adding support for logging in with Slack and Office 365, since we hear that it will make logging in even easier for some of our users.

3. Shared tags – When we released Shared Collections last month, some users asked us to go one step further and also allow them to share some of their tags. We really like this idea and are working on both continuing to enhance Shared Collections and adding shared tags.

4. Filtering, saved search, and noise reduction – We have been hearing a lot of murmurs from you around the need for filtering and for alerts. We are going to use part of the new Pro funding for a project that will allow you to define manual and automated filters. It will also allow you to save searches as alerts. We love the idea of giving you even more control over how to tailor your feedly. More signal, less noise.

5. Better Slack integration – We think that we can reduce some of the friction that exists around manually sharing stories from your feedly into your Slack channels. Many users are  using feedly and Slack in tandem, so we are going to invest some time enhancing the integration.

6. Fewer iOS crashes (#delivered / Oct 21st 2015 / Announcement)– We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly. We hate crashes as much as anyone else, and we are fixing this. We are investing time into a new update of the feedly iOS application which changes how we load content and minimizes the risk of the application crashing. We are also investing time optimizing how we serve content to minimize battery usage. You should see the fruits of this work in the v30 update of the app which should be available within a few weeks.

7. Team edition – More on that soon…

Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continuously invest in building a better, faster, stronger and more useful work newsfeed. It is a great pleasure to serve you.

Edwin, Noelle and Remi

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with others

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it!

So we are excited to introduce today a new feedly Pro feature we call Shared Collections—a new and highly requested tool that lets you choose to share what you read with your teammates, colleagues, and followings.

With Shared Collections, you can take the collections of reading sources you’ve already created—or create a new collection for the purpose of sharing—and make them public on one shared collections page dedicated just for you or your team. This Shared Collection page will showcase all of the blogs, publications, YouTube feeds, and Google News Alerts you want to showcase and make it easy for other people to follow the same sources with just a click. It’ll also allow you to create a personalized URL for your Shared Collections (nab the one you want today!).

Take that Shared Collections page and use it to collaborate with others or to show the world what feeds your mind. You can even customize it to fit your company’s identity or your personal brand.

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Shared Collections is completely opt-in. All of your collections default to private, so you can make use of this feature only if you want to. When you are ready to share, turn on the collections you want public and keep your personal collections private.

See Shared Collections in action.

See how ThoughtWorks, a consulting agency in San Francisco, has been using Shared Collections to collaborate across their organization and to scale their content marketing efforts:

Here are a few ways you can use your Shared Collections:

Help your organization all follow the same publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts. Empower your workforce to read and share.

Lead your industry by curating and sharing a rich list of must-follow reads. Lead others by showing them the important sources in your industry and move everyone forward together.

Help your teammates and peers find the best publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts to do their jobs and join the conversation. Keep your teammates informed, moving in the same direction, and inspired with new ideas.

Make it easy to promote your company or agency’s thought leadership by putting all of your employees’ blogs and social media in one easy-to-follow branded page. Provide your customers, clients, social media following, and observers with a one-stop shop to find all of the resources created by your company. Perfect for any company in content marketing or with an employee social media program.

Organize your social media curation efforts by getting your team organized with the same sources. Need to feed the Content Monster? Arm your social media team with lots of publications and blogs to find entertaining posts.

Looking for some inspiration? Go to http://feedly.com/i/discover to browse other people’s Collections. Here are just a few we love:

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Guy Kawasaki’s Shared Collection page – See how he feeds his social media channels, i.e. “The Content Monster.”

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MIT’s Shared Collection page – Get all of MIT’s rich—and often free—resources in one place. Easily browse MIT’s feed by department and add their content to get the latest on what one of the world’s best universities is doing at the forefront of science and technology.

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Seth Godin’s Shared Collection page – See what this marketing expert reads about marketing, so you can become an expert, too.

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Annie Cushing’s Shared Collection page –  Annie, who is a data analytics and SEO expert, uses her Shared Collection page to share interesting sites on a daily basis to her friends and colleagues on social media.

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ThoughtWorks’s Shared Collection page – As spotlighted in the video above, ThoughtWorks uses Shared Collections to provide clients resources, to boost internal collaboration and communication, and to stay connected to alumni.

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

Enjoy the feature! Please try it out and if you make a cool Shared Collection, share it with the feedly community in the comments below and we’ll spotlight our favorites. For more information on making the most of Shared Collections, you can check out the tutorial.

– Team feedly

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with others

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it!

So we are excited to introduce today a new feedly Pro feature we call Shared Collections—a new and highly requested tool that lets you choose to share what you read with your teammates, colleagues, and followings.

With Shared Collections, you can take the collections of reading sources you’ve already created—or create a new collection for the purpose of sharing—and make them public on one shared collections page dedicated just for you or your team. This Shared Collection page will showcase all of the blogs, publications, YouTube feeds, and Google News Alerts you want to showcase and make it easy for other people to follow the same sources with just a click. It’ll also allow you to create a personalized URL for your Shared Collections (nab the one you want today!).

Take that Shared Collections page and use it to collaborate with others or to show the world what feeds your mind. You can even customize it to fit your company’s identity or your personal brand.

Screenshot 2015-09-01 08.15.18

Shared Collections is completely opt-in. All of your collections default to private, so you can make use of this feature only if you want to. When you are ready to share, turn on the collections you want public and keep your personal collections private.

See Shared Collections in action.

See how ThoughtWorks, a consulting agency in San Francisco, has been using Shared Collections to collaborate across their organization and to scale their content marketing efforts:

Here are a few ways you can use your Shared Collections:

Help your organization all follow the same publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts. Empower your workforce to read and share.

Lead your industry by curating and sharing a rich list of must-follow reads. Lead others by showing them the important sources in your industry and move everyone forward together.

Help your teammates and peers find the best publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts to do their jobs and join the conversation. Keep your teammates informed, moving in the same direction, and inspired with new ideas.

Make it easy to promote your company or agency’s thought leadership by putting all of your employees’ blogs and social media in one easy-to-follow branded page. Provide your customers, clients, social media following, and observers with a one-stop shop to find all of the resources created by your company. Perfect for any company in content marketing or with an employee social media program.

Organize your social media curation efforts by getting your team organized with the same sources. Need to feed the Content Monster? Arm your social media team with lots of publications and blogs to find entertaining posts.

Looking for some inspiration? Go to http://feedly.com/i/discover to browse other people’s Collections. Here are just a few we love:

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.33.19 AM
Guy Kawasaki’s Shared Collection page – See how he feeds his social media channels, i.e. “The Content Monster.”

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.35.04 AM
MIT’s Shared Collection page – Get all of MIT’s rich—and often free—resources in one place. Easily browse MIT’s feed by department and add their content to get the latest on what one of the world’s best universities is doing at the forefront of science and technology.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.36.14 AM
Seth Godin’s Shared Collection page – See what this marketing expert reads about marketing, so you can become an expert, too.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.38.36 AM
Annie Cushing’s Shared Collection page –  Annie, who is a data analytics and SEO expert, uses her Shared Collection page to share interesting sites on a daily basis to her friends and colleagues on social media.

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 10.54.13 PM
ThoughtWorks’s Shared Collection page – As spotlighted in the video above, ThoughtWorks uses Shared Collections to provide clients resources, to boost internal collaboration and communication, and to stay connected to alumni.

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

Enjoy the feature! Please try it out and if you make a cool Shared Collection, share it with the feedly community in the comments below and we’ll spotlight our favorites. For more information on making the most of Shared Collections, you can check out the tutorial.

– Team feedly

Feedly + OneNote helps you better organize your world

We’re happy to announce that today we are adding Microsoft OneNote to the growing list of services that are integrated directly within feedly. OneNote is a cross-platform, cross-device application that enables you to capture, store and share all your ideas, thoughts and information in one place.

Feedly and OneNote share the goal of helping you work smarter, better and more efficiently. That’s why we’re so excited about the integration of our two services. We’ve added a button to feedly that lets you save stories that matter to you directly to your OneNote account with one click. Once a story is added to OneNote, you’ll be able to categorize it, edit it, annotate it, collaborate with others and access it from anywhere.

Here’s how it works.

First, find a story you want to save. Then, click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon). The first time you save to OneNote, you’ll be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account or create one. Once you’ve been authenticated, your content will be saved directly to your OneNote. Easy!

Saving to OneNote in feedly.

Feedly is a single place to discover and connect with everything you want to read, OneNote is a place to organize what you find.

Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature, but from now until April 17, Microsoft has graciously agreed to sponsor the feature on feedly — which means it will be free for everyone for the next month!
Learn how you can do more with feedly and OneNote together.

FAQ

What is Microsoft OneNote?
OneNote is a free application from Microsoft that enables you to create, organize and share notes. Your notes can include text, to-do lists, images, attached files and audio recordings. You can access your notes from anywhere, and share them with family, friends, classmates and coworkers.

Where can I get OneNote?
If you have Microsoft Office, chances are you already have OneNote, and it comes pre-installed on Windows Phone. You can also download OneNote for free for Windows, Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone and Android, or you can use OneNote on the web.

How do I sign up for OneNote?
You need a free Microsoft account to access OneNote using any of the apps mentioned above. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for an account here: https://signup.live.com/

How do I sign up for feedly?
When you visit feedly.com for the first time, you’ll be prompted to choose a few content sources to follow. When you find something you want to read, click the “Subscribe” button. Feedly will then give you the option of signing up with your Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter account.

Okay, I found something I want to save to OneNote, how do I do that?
Great! Just click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon) at the top of the article you want to save (it’s right below the headline). If you’re already signed into OneNote, the article will automatically be saved to your “Quick Notes” notebook. You can then move it to another notebook, edit, annotate or share. If you’re not logged into OneNote, feedly will ask you to sign into your Microsoft account.

Will it work on mobile?
Yes! The save to OneNote feature can be accessed from any of feedly’s mobile apps. Once an article is saved to your OneNote notebook you can access it from anywhere you use OneNote.

How much does it cost?
Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature. Feedly Pro supercharges your feedly experience with more powerful search options, faster update speeds and integrations with other web apps you already use. A subscription to Pro costs $5/month or $45/year, however, Microsoft will be sponsoring the OneNote feature until April 17, which means it will be available for free to all feedly users during that time!

Want to see feedly innovate faster? Become a feedly backer

Related:
Microsoft’s free OneNote vaults to top of Mac App Store chart

Feedly + OneNote helps you better organize your world

We’re happy to announce that today we are adding Microsoft OneNote to the growing list of services that are integrated directly within feedly. OneNote is a cross-platform, cross-device application that enables you to capture, store and share all your ideas, thoughts and information in one place.

Feedly and OneNote share the goal of helping you work smarter, better and more efficiently. That’s why we’re so excited about the integration of our two services. We’ve added a button to feedly that lets you save stories that matter to you directly to your OneNote account with one click. Once a story is added to OneNote, you’ll be able to categorize it, edit it, annotate it, collaborate with others and access it from anywhere.

Here’s how it works.

First, find a story you want to save. Then, click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon). The first time you save to OneNote, you’ll be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account or create one. Once you’ve been authenticated, your content will be saved directly to your OneNote. Easy!

Saving to OneNote in feedly.

Feedly is a single place to discover and connect with everything you want to read, OneNote is a place to organize what you find.

Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature, but from now until April 17, Microsoft has graciously agreed to sponsor the feature on feedly — which means it will be free for everyone for the next month!
Learn how you can do more with feedly and OneNote together.

FAQ

What is Microsoft OneNote?
OneNote is a free application from Microsoft that enables you to create, organize and share notes. Your notes can include text, to-do lists, images, attached files and audio recordings. You can access your notes from anywhere, and share them with family, friends, classmates and coworkers.

Where can I get OneNote?
If you have Microsoft Office, chances are you already have OneNote, and it comes pre-installed on Windows Phone. You can also download OneNote for free for Windows, Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone and Android, or you can use OneNote on the web.

How do I sign up for OneNote?
You need a free Microsoft account to access OneNote using any of the apps mentioned above. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for an account here: https://signup.live.com/

How do I sign up for feedly?
When you visit feedly.com for the first time, you’ll be prompted to choose a few content sources to follow. When you find something you want to read, click the “Subscribe” button. Feedly will then give you the option of signing up with your Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter account.

Okay, I found something I want to save to OneNote, how do I do that?
Great! Just click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon) at the top of the article you want to save (it’s right below the headline). If you’re already signed into OneNote, the article will automatically be saved to your “Quick Notes” notebook. You can then move it to another notebook, edit, annotate or share. If you’re not logged into OneNote, feedly will ask you to sign into your Microsoft account.

Will it work on mobile?
Yes! The save to OneNote feature can be accessed from any of feedly’s mobile apps. Once an article is saved to your OneNote notebook you can access it from anywhere you use OneNote.

How much does it cost?
Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature. Feedly Pro supercharges your feedly experience with more powerful search options, faster update speeds and integrations with other web apps you already use. A subscription to Pro costs $5/month or $45/year, however, Microsoft will be sponsoring the OneNote feature until April 17, which means it will be available for free to all feedly users during that time!

Want to see feedly innovate faster? Become a feedly backer

Related:
Microsoft’s free OneNote vaults to top of Mac App Store chart