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Launched today: Totally New Web Reader for Feeder

May 07, 2018 20:55


Today we’re proud to announce the next exciting step in Feeder’s journey: The Web Reader 2.0.

Since the announcement that AOL Reader and Digg Reader were shutting down we’ve been working our butts off to make Feeder a warm welcoming place for all these users.

What is new?

We have added more ways for you to consume your feeds. There are now three different modes of feed consumption, and that’s not counting the additional options within.

First let us introduce a new button:

Display switcher


This little button is the portal to the new reader modes. Try them out and stay with the one you enjoyed most.

Reader mode:


An infinite scroll of your posts. You can choose to see only the headlines, or the entire summary of the posts inline.

3-pane mode:


View your feeds, their posts and your selected post in the 3 pane mode.

Minimal mode:


Minimal is the classic display mode, no bigger changes have been made.

All & Starred lists

In the new 2- and 3-pane modes it made more sense to ditch the 3 tabs at the top in favor of 2 new list items: All posts and All starred.

Faster loading of post contents

With this release we have also made the browsing of posts significantly faster in all modes. Previously a network request had to be made to fetch the summary of the post each click, now we load the summaries together when fetching the posts. This means a blazing fast reading experience and less waiting for your news.

It’s still very fresh

This is huge release, a lot has changed and a lot of new code has been written. We have continually been doing user testing, the feedback has helped us find issues and find new ways of thinking. (Thanks Damien! ❤️)

We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts and reactions to the new display modes. There are probably many things we overlooked, so we believe in the near term a lot of great improvements will be added to this release.

Try it now

Tell your friends

This release would not be possible without the great support from our users and insightful feedback from our friends. It would be immensely helpful if you shared Feeder to your friends, or told an ex-Digg Reader user about the 2-pane mode.

Please let us know what you think! We’re always listening on or the chat in the bottom right corner of your window.

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