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    Happy #BookLoversDay!

    Happy #BookLoversDay!


    Books have the power to inspire, connect, and educate. Today in honor of Book Lovers Day, here are some of the books that have inspired the Feedly team as lifelong learners. What’s on your must-read list right now? What recent read inspired you to see...

    Books have the power to inspire, connect, and educate. Today in honor of Book Lovers Day, here are some of the books that have inspired the Feedly team as lifelong learners.

    What’s on your must-read list right now? What recent read inspired you to see the world in a new way? Tweet at us, or comment below. We always respond.

    Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

    Petr says, “I liked the story and how passionate one can be about running and endurance and pursuing dreams. It inspired me to run longer distances.”

    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery

    Emily says, “I felt a connection to this 67-year-old woman who lived and worked on farms all her life before deciding she needed to hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. The suffering she happily endured on the trail must have been a welcome relief from the darkness of her past.”

    Evicted by Matthew Desmond

    Victoria says, “This is one of my faves because of the empathy and understanding it creates within you as you experience the loss of eviction through the eyes of the evicted. It’s a powerful piece on how to better take care of your neighbors.”

    The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel García Márquez

    Eduardo says “It’s easily one of my favorite books. The struggle of the guy who was adrift at sea … he never lost hope. You could almost feel what he was feeling. That’s the vividness of the writing.”

    Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

    Remi says, “Finnegan has a way of pulling his reader into what a life of pursuing their obsession and journeying all over the world really feels like. Bonus points for the years in South Africa which bring it back to a moment in history … beautifully written, permeating passion all the way through.

    Les Fleurs Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire

    Guillaume says, It has the best reread value of any book I know. Every piece is incredibly beautiful and well written, and the whole volume oozes a sort of calm melancholy that always gets me.

    Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus) by Albert Camus

    David says, “This was one of the most pivotal books in my life.”

    Thanks for reading!

    Here are some of our most-loved books. What are yours?
    Experiment 05 — Night Mode

    Experiment 05 — Night Mode


    Some of you really love to read Feedly at night, or you prefer to read in night mode all day. In Mobile+AI Lab Experiment 05, we have a new night mode theme that turns Feedly into a friendly low-light experience. To turn on night mode, open the left...

    Some of you really love to read Feedly at night, or you prefer to read in night mode all day. In Mobile+AI Lab Experiment 05, we have a new night mode theme that turns Feedly into a friendly low-light experience.

    To turn on night mode, open the left navigation bar, scroll to the bottom, and tap on “night mode.”

    Two questions for the community:

    Question 1. For those of you who like the dark mode, does the contrast we offer in this first iteration align with what you expect?

    Question 2. Did you see any theme-related bugs? Any parts we missed that are still displaying day mode when you have night mode selected?

    Looking forward to seeing you on channel 05-night-mode of the Feedly Lab Slack.

    -Edwin, Emily, and Petr

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

    Experiment 04 — Mark As Read

    Experiment 04 — Mark As Read


    We collected lots of great insights in the last four weeks on people’s mark-as-read workflows. In Experience 04, we are adding to the lab application five different ways to mark articles as read. Option 1. Tap on the check button on the top right of...

    We collected lots of great insights in the last four weeks on people’s mark-as-read workflows. In Experience 04, we are adding to the lab application five different ways to mark articles as read.

    Option 1. Tap on the check button on the top right of the page to mark the content of the page a read

    Option 2. Long press on an article and mark the items before or after that article as read

    Option 3. Use the swipe from right to left to mark a specific article as read (extend the gesture and hide the article)

    Option 4. If you have auto-mark as read on scroll configured on Feedly Web, that setting will now be honored in the Lab app and articles will get automatically marked as read as you scroll. You can configure auto-mark-as-read on-scroll in this preference section

    Option 5. At the end of each source and feed, there is a button to let you mark the articles you reviewed as read (and jump to the next source of feed)

    Finally, we fixed the swipe-to-close article bug (and added a symmetric gesture for people who prefer to swipe from the right)

    Three questions for the community:

    Question 1. Do the 2-level swipe left to “mark-as-read and hide” feel natural?

    Question 2. Do these 5 mark as read options cover all your needs?

    Question 3. What would be the top 1 or 2 features you would like to see added over the next 4 weeks for the Lab app to become your default reader?

    We created the Feedly Lab to give a voice to the community and make our development process more collaborative and transparent. So far the conversations have been very rewarding and insightful. Thank you!

    Looking forward to your input on this new experience on channel 04 of the Feedly Lab Slack.

    -Edwin, Emily, and Petr

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

    Experiment 03 — Access all your feeds, boards, and sources

    Experiment 03 — Access all your feeds, boards, and sources


    We are very grateful for the feedback, ideas, and bugs reported by the Lab community. Thank you for your participation. In Experience 03, we started to integrate some of your suggestions. You can now open the left selector and access your feeds, boards,...

    We are very grateful for the feedback, ideas, and bugs reported by the Lab community. Thank you for your participation.

    In Experience 03, we started to integrate some of your suggestions.

    You can now open the left selector and access your feeds, boards, and sources. We hope that this will help us get more refined feedback on paged scrolling versus normal smooth scrolling.

    We also morphed title-only into 2 views: compact and text-only. We hope that people who were asking for more density will enjoy the new compact view.

    Finally, if an article has a high engagement on Feedly or social media, we brought back the engagement count indicator so that you can quickly spot which pieces of content are going viral.

    Three questions for the community:

    Question 1. What do you think of the new compact view? Is it dense enough?

    Question 2. What do you think of the new open and close animation? This animation was designed so that when you close an article, it is easier to get a sense of where you are on the list and you can easily go back to reviewing the list. Do we deliver on that goal?

    Question 3. Does the Lab app load as quickly as the main app for you? Are you satisfied with the initial load time?

    Looking forward to your input on channel Experience 03 of the Feedly Lab Slack.

    -Edwin, Emily, and Petr

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

    Experiment 02 — Title-only, Magazine, and Card Views

    Experiment 02 — Title-only, Magazine, and Card Views


    We all have different preferences when it comes to the layout of the lists of articles we skim. Some people prefer text only, some prefer large images, some prefer a mix of both. We created different views to let you personalize Feedly to what works best...

    We all have different preferences when it comes to the layout of the lists of articles we skim. Some people prefer text only, some prefer large images, some prefer a mix of both. We created different views to let you personalize Feedly to what works best for you.

    The purpose of Experiment 2 is to give the community the opportunity to provide feedback and help tune the designs.

    Use the […] button on the top right of the Today view to customize the view and test different layouts.

    Questions for the community:

    Question 1. What do you think of the choice of the font and font-size? Are the lists easy to skim?

    Question 2. In the new magazine view, we moved the images to the right to have a better alignment when some articles don’t have images. Does that work for you?

    Question 3. Are you satisfied with the layout and density of the title-only view?

    Question 4. Are you satisfied with the amount of metadata we surface in the article list? Do you have enough information to determine if an article is worth opening?

    Question 5. Do you have any additional feedback on how we could make these views more useful and productive for you?

    Looking forward to talking more about this in the Lab Slack channel!

    What did we learn from Experiment 01 – smooth scrolling?

    We want to thank the 200+ people who installed the Lab app and joined the Lab Slack. Your feedback and bug reports have been super useful.

    We fixed most of the bugs as part of the new experience.

    We also asked the design team to explore the two most pressing issues reported by the community: 1/ the ability to mark articles in batch and 2/ re-enforcing the feeling that the today page is not infinite. We will start sharing some design ideas on Slack shortly.

    -Edwin

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

    Experiment 01 — Smooth Scrolling

    Experiment 01 — Smooth Scrolling


    The first experiment of the Mobile+AI Lab is around the scrolling experience in the mobile app. The main purpose of the Feedly mobile app is to allow you to quickly skim through 50 to 100 articles, pick and read 3 to 10 of them, and share or save the...

    The first experiment of the Mobile+AI Lab is around the scrolling experience in the mobile app.

    The main purpose of the Feedly mobile app is to allow you to quickly skim through 50 to 100 articles, pick and read 3 to 10 of them, and share or save the most interesting ones.

    How easily and naturally you skim through articles is the most important part of the experience.

    In the existing Feedly mobile app, we have a paged scrolling experience — mainly for performance reasons.

    Given that we are starting the new Feedly mobile application from scratch, we thought that it would be interesting to explore a smooth scrolling experience and see if it makes skimming through 50 to 100 articles more seamless and effortless.

    Questions for the Lab participants:

    Question 1. Download the Feedly Lab iOS app and log into your Feedly account. Scroll through your Today stream, and then let us know if the new scrolling experience feels better than the current paged scrolling.

    Question 2. On average, how many articles can you scroll through before your eyes get tired?

    Looking forward to talking more about this in the Lab Slack channel! Catch up with past experiments here.

    -Edwin

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

    Introducing the Mobile+AI Lab


    Join the Feedly LabThe Feedly mobile app was created during the Google Reader shutdown storm. During the past 5 years, the app has delivered on its promise and helped millions of curious minds connect to their favorite sources and topics on the go. Today...

    Join the Feedly Lab

    The Feedly mobile app was created during the Google Reader shutdown storm. During the past 5 years, the app has delivered on its promise and helped millions of curious minds connect to their favorite sources and topics on the go.

    Today we are launching an initiative called the Mobile+AI Lab. In our minds, this is an opportunity to work with you, the Feedly community, to create a faster, simpler, and smarter Feedly.

    We’re inviting 100 Feedly mobile users to join the Lab and work closely with the design and dev team as we explore new ideas.

    We want this process to be as open and collaborative as possible.

    We will push a new Lab app and update it every week or so with your features and experiments. We are starting with iOS in July and plan to expand to Android in August.

    Conversations between the Feedly team and the community will happen on Slack, where we will collect ideas and feedback. We think this will help us iterate quickly and create a meaningful dialogue.

    If you love the web and you love reading, this is a unique opportunity to have a big impact on what the next version of Feedly looks like. Click the button below to get started with a short survey:

    Join the Feedly Lab

    We’re happy to have such a caring, engaged community. It’s exciting to connect with you, our customers. We can’t wait to learn from you.

    – Edwin, Petr, Emily, Dallas, John, Clement, Eduardo, and Marina

    Mobile+AI Lab Experiments

    Experiment 05 – coming soon

    Experiment 04 – Mark as read

    Experiment 03 – Access all your feeds, boards, and sources

    Experiment 01 -Smooth scrolling

    Experiment 02 – Title-only, Magazine, and Card Views

    Feedly For iPhone X

    Feedly For iPhone X


    We have been using the iPhone X for two weeks and have found the fluidity of the touch-based interface and the beauty of the new OLED screen very inspiring. We just pushed out a new version of Feedly that takes advantage of these new features and more....

    We have been using the iPhone X for two weeks and have found the fluidity of the touch-based interface and the beauty of the new OLED screen very inspiring. We just pushed out a new version of Feedly that takes advantage of these new features and more. We hope that you will enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it.

    New Layout

    The new Feedly app is optimized for the iconic iPhone notch and respects the bottom home area.

    New iPhone X LayoutNew OLED-Friendly Black Theme

    The iPhone X comes with an incredible OLED display. We transformed the Feedly dark theme to pure black, creating a sharper and more energy efficient experience.

    OLED-Friendly Pure Black ThemeSeamless Buffer Integration

    Lots of Feedly Pro users use the content they discover in Feedly to mold their digital identity and showcase their expertise on Social Media. Buffer makes sharing on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other networks easier and more efficient. In this new version of Feedly, we have optimized the user experience for Feedly+Buffer users. In one click, you can jump from reading an article in Feedly to sharing that article in the Buffer app.

    Thank you to Andy and the Buffer team for their collaboration on this joint project!

    1-Click Buffer IntegrationPolish, Polish, Polish… Upgraded the Twitter and Facebook integrations so that you can easily share articles you find interesting Improved the Google News keyword alert integration Enhanced the source discovery experience Fixed iPad share selection crash Fixed iOS 11 save image crash Available in the App Store (free)  

     

     

    Introducing Team Newsletters

    Introducing Team Newsletters


    The increasing volume of information, along with accelerating industry trends, has made it harder for busy professionals and teams to keep up with emerging threats and opportunities in the market. Current solutions for keeping up with trends fall short....

    The increasing volume of information, along with accelerating industry trends, has made it harder for busy professionals and teams to keep up with emerging threats and opportunities in the market.

    Current solutions for keeping up with trends fall short. By default, most teams rely on ad hoc email chains and chat to share links. These options lack context and add a lot of unwanted noise, chaos, and stress.

    Today, Feedly is excited to launch Team Newsletters. It’s the latest addition to our intelligence tools for teams.

    Team newsletters are quickly becoming one of the most popular features of Feedly Teams. It is a simple yet powerful way to share important industry trends and insights with the rest of your team.

    Newsletters are easy to set up and provide a quick summary of relevant articles saved by your team. And best of all, Feedly will send your newsletters to any email address, even if the person isn’t part of your Feedly Teams account.

    Turn Boards Into Newsletters

    Creating a team newsletter is very easy: simply save the articles you would like to include in your newsletter to a Team Board and activate the newsletter feature on that board.

    If you are already subscribed to Feedly Teams, you can activate your newsletter in just a few clicks. Open one of your Team Boards and click on the email icon. Flip the switch to ON, and select your options. If you are new to Feedly Teams, follow the link above to try it free with your team for 30 days.

    Click on the email envelope icon on any of your Team Boards or Feeds to activate the newsletter feature.

    Feedly will automatically convert newly saved articles into a formatted newsletter and deliver it on the schedule you choose to your teammates as well as people outside of your team. Here’s an example showing a newsletter with images turned on:

    Newsletters are a great way to automatically send your team the latest articles saved to your Team Boards.

    Team newsletters are delivered right to your inbox, giving everyone a personalized email newsletter to kick off the day.

    Our strategy team uses Feedly’s newsletter feature to ensure the pertinent articles always find the team membersClark Cameron, 3M Strategy & Market Research

    Among our customers using team newsletters today, we see the greatest traction from those that are focused on a single theme, project, or client. Inspired by their success, we created 4 examples of effective team newsletters based on customers in finance, information security, and sales, as well as our awesome design team at Feedly.

    Notes and Highlights Add Valuable Context

    You can use the notes and highlights features to enrich newsletters with insights and article summaries, ask questions to spark discussion, and call your teammates’ attention to important news events.

    When you open a Team Newsletter in your inbox, you will see the notes and highlights your teammates have added to articles.

    Let’s say each person on your sales team is following a set of boards related to their target accounts. Every morning they will receive a beautiful email digest with all the new articles saved to each of the boards they follow.

    These valuable nuggets of context make it easy to scan for relevant insights to use on sales calls or strategy sessions.

    On busier days, maybe all you have time for is a 5-minute overview of what has happened related to the topics in your Team Boards. Newsletters give you just that—a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest news.

    And you can always click on an item in the email to read the full article.

    Flexible Scheduling and Display Options

    In the settings for each newsletter, you can change the days and times you want your newsletters to land in your inbox.

    Customize each newsletter to send on your desired schedule. Choose the template with or without images.

    If you are subscribed to two or more newsletters scheduled for the same time, Feedly will bundle them into a single email. In our team at Feedly, some of our Team Newsletters send daily, while others are less frequent. We have some newsletters scheduled for the same time, so they are combined into one email.

    Check out these sample templates to see examples of both display options: Text-only or with a featured image. The text-only option makes the email shorter, especially if your newsletter contains more than a few articles.

    Include People Outside Your Feedly Team

    Easily add people outside your Feedly Team account to a newsletter too.

    This is popular with customers who need to send relevant updates to a wider audience such as your sales team or senior executives.

    Share your team newsletters with colleagues outside your Feedly Team account.

    Go to your Board Settings and enter the distribution list or individual email addresses in the box labeled “external recipients.” They will receive the newsletter on the same schedule.

    If you want to send your newsletter to multiple external email addresses, be sure to use a comma to separate each email.

    External recipients—anyone not part of your Feedly Team—will be directed to the article on the source website, rather than going to the article in Feedly.

    Beautiful on Any Email Client

    We have optimized Team Newsletters to be easy to read on any device and email client.

    Save Articles From Anywhere

    Using Feedly’s “Save to Board” browser extension, you can save articles to your boards while reading on the original source website.

    Articles you save using the extension will appear in your newsletter the same as articles saved within Feedly.Ready to get started? Create a Team NewsletterFAQ Q: Which template should I choose?

    There are two templates available: with or without images. You can change this setting anytime. Read more about templates.

    Q: How do I adjust the frequency of emails?

    Set a different sending schedule for each newsletter, or combine newsletters by having two or more send at the same time. Click the email envelope icon on a Team Board or Team Feed to adjust the sending days and time. For example, one board’s newsletter could send daily while all others send 2 or 3 times a week.

    Q: What time will my newsletters arrive?

    Set each board to send an email roundup at the time that’s best for your team. Select the hour of the day you want to trigger the email in each board’s settings page. The newsletter will include all of the new articles saved since the last newsletter.

    Q: Why didn’t I get the newsletter?

    It’s likely there weren’t any new articles saved to the board in the time since the last email roundup. Also confirm whether the board is set to send a roundup daily or less frequently. If you are still not receiving your newsletter, check with your email administrator to ensure you can receive emails from [email protected]

    Join the Feedly Customer Success Team


    At Feedly, we care passionately about the success of our customers. With more than 1,000 organizations relying on Feedly Teams for connecting to the content they need to accelerate research, marketing, and sales, we are growing our customer success team...

    At Feedly, we care passionately about the success of our customers. With more than 1,000 organizations relying on Feedly Teams for connecting to the content they need to accelerate research, marketing, and sales, we are growing our customer success team to continue to deliver a 7-star onboarding and support experience.

    WHY FEEDLY? Massive opportunity. Industry trends are accelerating. The volume and complexity of information is increasing. The Open Web and the progress in AI create a unique opportunity to reimagine how companies research, synthesize, and share market, business, and competitive insights. Feedly is uniquely positioned to seize this opportunity. Feedly empowers 12 million knowledge workers and 1,000+ organizations to connect with millions of sources and research the topics and industry trends that matter to them. Our platform and community put us in a unique position to be the leader in the next generation of AI-driven industry intelligence tools. We take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance: we are in this for the long term. YOU ARE: You are persistent and energetic and ready to do whatever it takes to help make customers successful. You are smart and analytical and like to understand the customer’s vision and business needs by asking open questions and listening attentively. You have great communication skills (native English speaker or equivalent), and you enjoy giving presentations and talking to customers. You are empathetic and care deeply about the success of the customer. You are technically savvy and enjoy digging through a problem to help customers troubleshoot issues and report bugs to the development team. You are curious and coachable with a growth mindset, and you’re constantly looking to learn. You are a team player and enjoy working with the product team to learn how Feedly works and offer feedback on how to improve the experience. You either live in the San Francisco area or are interested in a remote working experience. DURING YOUR FIRST YEAR: You will have hundreds of conversations with customers and understand what they are trying to achieve. You will deliver passionate and engaging 1:1 demos (short, conversational, personalized to the customer’s needs) You will follow up diligently with customers to make them successful, to make sure that they are on track, and help them troubleshoot issues. You will work with our product management team to improve the end-to-end customer journey and address product gaps. INTERESTED?

    If you are interested in exploring this full-time opportunity, please send us some information about yourself.

    I AM INTERESTED

    Our hiring process takes 2-3 weeks. It starts with a 20-minute Skype introduction where you get to know us and we get to know you. If there is a match, we set up 2 follow-up meetings to learn more about your customer success experience. We finish the process with 3 short meetings where you get to talk to various people in the team—focusing on culture fit.

    Design Review: The New Organize Experience

    Design Review: The New Organize Experience


    Update: We launched the new organize experience! Read the announcement here. At Feedly we’re focused on simplifying how you consume information every day. We help you find and connect to all the sources you need. The next step is giving you a simple,...

    Update: We launched the new organize experience! Read the announcement here.

    At Feedly we’re focused on simplifying how you consume information every day. We help you find and connect to all the sources you need. The next step is giving you a simple, effective way to organize your sources by topic, project, industry, client, or passion.

    Being able to re-organize these sources as your needs evolve is a critical part of controlling the signal-to-noise ratio in your Feedly. One of our goals for 2017 is to make re-organizing sources easier, faster, and more data-driven.

    We started this journey by reaching out to the community and listening to your feedback. Thank you to the 27,000+ people who participated in the Organize survey by telling us how we could improve the experience. Here are some of the most popular requests from the survey:

    Visibility into broken sources and publishing frequency Ability to sort and filter feeds Show personal reading statistics Editing single sources and bulk operations to move or unfollow sources 00 — Design Direction

    Based on the survey data, we decided to center the new organize experience on 3 features:

    Show a bird’s-eye view of your sources using filters for source activity (active, inactive, or unreachable) in a specific feed or by searching for a source by name Surface metadata about how useful each source has been to you recently. In the first version we’re focusing on the number of articles per month and how many of those you have read Make it easy to act on this metadata: select multiple sources and move or unfollow them 01 — Filter sources

    During our research we found that on average most of you follow about 75 sources organized into 10 feeds. At the same time some users have 20,000 sources and more than 200 feeds.


    One of our challenges was finding a way to enable you to manage a large number of sources as easily as just a few. We decided on an table-like interface with a list of all your sources along with some reading statistics. This list, combined with a powerful filter, should solve two big needs expressed in your survey responses: 1) to find sources that are either unreachable or too noisy, and 2) to see which of your feeds the source belongs to.

    We also created some shortcuts for the most-used operations like finding unreachable or inactive sources.

    In the new user interface, you can filter sources by activity and by the feeds they belong to.02 — Reading Statistics and Source Status

    The ultimate goal of the new organize UI is to help you optimize your signal-to-noise ratio. By reviewing your personal reading statistics, you can make informed decisions about the sources you follow. You will see 2 metrics to keep things simple: how often sources are updated, and how many of those updates you read.

    We believe these metrics are correlated. If the feed is getting hundreds of new articles and you’re reading just a few of them, this is a good indication of where the “noise” is coming from.

    03 — Batch Operations

    Now that you know where most of your content is coming from and how you consume it, the next step is to take action. Our gut feeling (validated by the survey data) is that the most important actions are re-organizing your sources and feeds and unfollowing inactive or unreachable sources.

    In the new Organize experience, it’s easy to move multiple sources at once. You can also group sources into multiple feeds. Lastly, you can unfollow multiple sources at once by selecting them and clicking “Unfollow.”

    Next Steps

    Soon we will push these changes to everyone who signed up for early access. After the early-access period ends, we will activate the new Organize experience for all Feedly users. In the meantime, we would love to hear your feedback on this new design.

    Please leave us a comment below — we’ll write you back.

    Stay tuned!

    Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights

    Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights


    Feedly is home to a vibrant community of experts, students, and trailblazers. We all have our own reasons for reading what we do. Maybe you want to gain a deeper understanding of a topic, or discover something new. Whatever your motivation, the power of...

    Feedly is home to a vibrant community of experts, students, and trailblazers. We all have our own reasons for reading what we do. Maybe you want to gain a deeper understanding of a topic, or discover something new.

    Whatever your motivation, the power of information lies in your ability to harness it. Today we are sharing three new features we hope will make your Feedly experience even better: Boards, notes, and highlights.

    Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to using Boards. Or watch this replay of a live demo announcing Boards:

     

    With our vibrant community in mind, we set out to build new features that would make it easier and more meaningful to read in Feedly.

    As you save more articles, your Boards become libraries of high-value content. Everyone can create new Personal Boards. Feedly Teams users will see separate lists in the left navigation for Personal and Team Boards.

    Feedly is turning its reader into a powerful knowledge board creation tool Sarah Perez, TechCrunch (@sarahintampa)

    How to Save an Article to a Board

    Boards are for saving and organizing articles. All Feedly plans (Basic, Pro, and Teams) can save articles.

    Click on the star   on any article to save it. If this is your first time using Boards, we will ask you to create one.

    When it comes to naming your Boards, try to keep a singular focus. This will keep you organized by your specific projects, clients, brands you monitor, or other important tasks.

    Save a single article to multiple Boards. In the example above, a piece about marketing tactics is saved to both the “Marketing & Growth” and “Social Media” Boards.

    Want to get started right now? Here are 8 ways to use Boards to streamline your curation process.

    Adding Notes & Highlights

    Imagine you’re reading and a phrase sparks an idea about a client or a business opportunity. Feedly Pro and Teams users can enrich articles using notes and highlights.

    If you are part of a Feedly Teams plan, your teammates will be able to read your notes and add their own.

    Here’s a step-by-step guide to adding notes without missing a beat.

    Your note appears at the top of the article, where you can edit it or add another note right below it.

    Highlight the most important passages to make it easy for your colleagues and other executives to scan. Since articles saved to Boards never expire, you’ll be able to revisit these notes and highlights in the future.

    Shared Team Boards

    We’ve seen that active knowledge sharing can drive tons of value for your team. By creating shared Team Boards, you have a central place to store those gems you find and see what your teammates have saved.

    Say goodbye to clunky email chains and spreadsheets. With Team Boards you have the additional option of sending email roundups to teammates as well as executives outside your team and even external clients. Read more about the benefits of Feedly Teams.

    To help you get started, we reviewed the Boards of some of the smartest industry analysts, researchers, and marketers. Here are some of their best practices that might inspire you: 7 Great Board Examples.

    Turn your Team Boards into newsletters. It’s a great way to keep up with fast-changing industry trends as a team.Save From Anywhere

    Easily switch between devices. The Feedly mobile apps (for iPhone or Android) keep your content synced in real time.

    You can save content while browsing the web on desktop or mobile. Add the Feedly browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and you can save any article in just two clicks. When you go back to your Boards on Feedly, the article will be right where you saved it.

    This Medium post is now saved to my “Entrepreneurship” Board in Feedly.Now it’s your turn…

    What Will You Save?

    FAQs Q: How do I get my team started on Feedly?

    Start a one-month free trial and invite as many teammates as you like. With Boards, you and your team can stay ahead of changes in your market, move faster than competitors, and plug knowledge gaps in your organization. We’re happy to work with your team through the one-month free trial and beyond.

    Among the team here at Feedly, we use Boards every day to track mentions of our brand and share articles on topics such as machine learning, sales, and company culture.

    Q: Can I save to Boards on my phone?

    Yes. You can read, save, and share on mobile and desktop. If you’re reading on the Feedly mobile app, tap the   icon to save. You’ll be able to save the current article to one or more of your Personal and Team Boards.

    Don’t forget there are 5 easy ways to save to Boards!

    Q: Can I add notes and highlights on my phone?

    Yes, Feedly Pro and Teams users can use all the same features on mobile.

    Q: Can I keep using Read Later?

    Yes. Read Later is still there. You can save articles to Boards and Read Later for an even more customized Feedly.

    Q: How are Boards different from tags?

    We heard from users that it would be useful to be able to privately share content with teammates. Boards felt more like a central hub with shared access to allow for team curation. Tags didn’t meet the needs communicated to us by the Feedly community. Given that this is an area where we are going to invest a lot, we decided to change the terminology to have the right foundation in place.

    If you were using tags, all of your tags and the content associated with them are available as private personal Boards.

    Q: How do I rename a Board?

    When you are looking at one of your Boards, click on the […] button and go to Settings. There you can change the Board name.

    Q: How many Boards can I create?

    Feedly Pro and Teams accounts have unlimited Boards. Basic accounts can create up to 3 Boards. Feedly is proud to be supported by subscriptions to our premium feature set. Compare the different features here.

    Q: Is there a tutorial for adding notes and highlights?

    Yes, here is a step-by-step guide to adding notes. And you can see how to create highlights here.

    Boards, Notes, and Highlights on Mobile

    Boards, Notes, and Highlights on Mobile


    We just released a new version of the Feedly Mobile application for both iOS and Android. You can download them for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Here is a quick overview of the new features included in this release. New Richer Cards We...

    We just released a new version of the Feedly Mobile application for both iOS and Android. You can download them for free from the App Store and Google Play Store.

    Here is a quick overview of the new features included in this release.

    New Richer Cards

    We enhanced the design of the card view. The new design is more readable and more modular. It allows us to surface notes and highlights when needed.

    The modular design creates a uniform experienceNew Notes Feature

    If you are on a Feedly Pro or Teams plan, you can create notes to capture your thoughts and enrich articles with unique insights. Mention your friends and teammates by email to quickly share articles (along with your notes and highlights).

    Enrich articles with your insightsNew Highlights Feature

    If you are part of the Pro or Teams plan, you can also highlight important passages that you want to come back to later. Share those passages with friends and teammates.

    Press and drag to select the important text, then tap HighlightNew Team Boards section

    If you are part of a Teams plan, you will see a new Team Boards section in the left navigation menu. This new section allows you to quickly access all the articles saved by your teammates across all the Team Boards you follow.

    Your Personal Boards are listed on top of your Team Feeds and BoardsNew iOS and Android Share Extensions

    On both iOS and Android—from any app or mobile browser—our Save to Board extension gives you the option to save articles to your Feedly Boards (Personal or Team).

    Open your phone’s share options and select the Feedly “Save to Board” extensionOne More Thing: Faster Feed Search

    We redesigned the feed search experience so that you get faster and more relevant auto-completion and a broader set of topic suggestions. Finding the sources you want to follow is now faster and more relevant than before.

    Mobile search returns a greater breadth of topics and sources Bug fixes

    We also took advantage of this new build to fix some bugs:

    We changed the Buffer integration to avoid the crashes caused by the old SDK For Android users, the share with email option now includes the URL of the article being shared

    We look forward to seeing what the community does with Boards, Notes and Highlights on mobile. If you have questions, please leave a comment and we will be happy to answer them.

    Feeling Mobile?Download the latest Feedly mobile and test drive these new features
    Sample post with all our new features

    Sample post with all our new features


    New images frames Image with “normal” size in browser frameImage with “larger” size in browser frameImage in an iPhone frameImage in an Android frameImage group The same but with a captionWith bigger imagesProtips We find that the best Board...

    New images frames Image with “normal” size in browser frameImage with “larger” size in browser frameImage in an iPhone frameImage in an Android frameImage group The same but with a captionWith bigger imagesProtips

    We find that the best Board names are specific and project-related. For example, a board just for articles about your competition’s new products; or a board for articles mentioning a client’s brand.

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    Clicking on the star   opens the list of available Boards. If this is your first one, take a moment to give it a name. You can save an article to multiple Boards.

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    Incident report on Cloudflare parser bug

    Incident report on Cloudflare parser bug


    Cloudflare reported last night a bug in their service which could have leaked information from the services using their edge cache servers. Feedly uses Cloudflare as a security shield which increases the reliability and performance of the Feedly web...

    Cloudflare reported last night a bug in their service which could have leaked information from the services using their edge cache servers.

    Feedly uses Cloudflare as a security shield which increases the reliability and performance of the Feedly web application. As such, Cloudflare informed us it is possible that some of the Feedly Web request performed between Feb 13 and Feb 18 might have been impacted by the information leak.

    Despite the 1 in 3,300,000 chances of being impacted, we recommend to be extra cautious and take the following actions:

    1/ If you are using the Feedly login/password, change your password. Go to the Logins page and change your password. Note: if you are using a third-party login option like Google, Facebook, or Twitter, you are NOT impacted and do not need to change your password [1].

    2/ Logout and log back in. On Feedly Web, click on the face bubble icon (at the top right of the screen), select the logout option and then log back in. This will invalidate your old session/cookies and create a brand new one.

    Our engineering team has a follow up call with the Cloudflare team later this afternoon and we will update this post if we learn anything that changes these recommendations.

    We want to thank the Cloudflare team for how well they handled this situation. It is how you manage exceptions that defines your brand, and Cloudflare did really well despite what might have been a very stressful moment for them. We look forward to continuing to work with them to make Feedly safer and more reliable.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    -Seb, David, and Edwin

    [1] The third party login authentication is performed via OAuth. You login directly with those 3rd party sites and Feedly only gets an authentication token. One of the benefits of OAuth is that Feedly or Cloudflare never get to see your third party passwords.

     

    Become feedly’s wordsmith

    Become feedly’s wordsmith


    Hello! In the next 3 months, we will be announcing a major new offering and rolling out several partnership programs. We are looking for a prolific and talented content creator to write and produce various types of content and blog regularly, to...

    Hello! In the next 3 months, we will be announcing a major new offering and rolling out several partnership programs. We are looking for a prolific and talented content creator to write and produce various types of content and blog regularly, to expand feedly’s digital footprint and awareness. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and passion for storytelling.

    Why feedly?

    We serve an amazing community of 10 millions smart / growth mindset individuals who are passionate about reading and learning and rely on feedly to connect to the content that matters to them. In a world where the amount of content is exploding and trends are accelerating, connecting millions of people to the right pieces of content is an interesting and challenging mission / journey. We are a small team of passionate engineers, designers, product managers and customers success heroes, where everyone has a voice and an impact. We take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance: we are in this for the long term.

    You are:

    Prolific and talented wordsmith / storyteller Creative / energetic / driven Social media savvy Curious and passionate about learning new things Care about doing what’s right for users

    During the first year, you will: 

    Help define feedly’s narrative and voice Work closely with the feedly product and management team to identify pieces of content that can help serve the community Produce regularly various types of content (blog posts, white papers, infographics, presentations, etc.) to expand feedly’s digital footprint and awareness Develop a personal brand and lay down the foundation for a vibrant feedly community

    Interested?

    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please apply by sharing some information about yourself using this form.

    We look forward to reviewing your application and learning more about you!

    Update: Oct 6th 2016. A big thank you to the 600 candidates to applied for this position. We are thrilled to have so many creative minds as part of the feedly community. The team is diligently reviewing each application. We will get back to you as soon as we have more information.

    -Edwin / Kireet

    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...

    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.

     

    What Goes Down Better Come Up a.k.a. Adventures in Hbase Diagnostics

    What Goes Down Better Come Up a.k.a. Adventures in Hbase Diagnostics


    Earlier this year, the feedly cloud had a rough patch: API requests and feed updates started slowing down, eventually reaching the point where we experienced outages for a few days during our busiest time of the day (weekday mornings). For a cloud based...

    Earlier this year, the feedly cloud had a rough patch: API requests and feed updates started slowing down, eventually reaching the point where we experienced outages for a few days during our busiest time of the day (weekday mornings). For a cloud based company, being down for any period of time is soul-crushing never mind for a few mornings in a row. This led to a lot of frustration, late nights, and general questioning of the order of the universe. But with some persistence we managed to get through it and figure out the problem. We thought it may be some combination of instructive and interesting for others to hear, so we’re sharing the story.

    But first we’d especially like to thank Lars George. Lars is a central figure in the HBase community who has now founded a consulting company, OpenCore. It’s essentially impossible to find a great consultant in these situations, but through a bit of luck Lars happened to be in the Bay Area during this period and stopped by our offices for a few days to help out. His deep understanding of the HBase source code as well as past experiences was pivotal in diagnosing the problem.

    The Cloud Distilled

    Boiled down to basics, the feedly cloud does 2 things, downloads new articles from websites (which we call “polling”) and serve API requests so users can read articles via our website, mobile apps, and even third party applications like reeder. This sounds simple, and in some sense it is. Where it gets complex is the scale at which our system operates. On the polling side, there are about 40 million sources producing over 1000 articles every second. On the API side, we have about 10 million users generating over 200 million API requests per day. That’s a whole lotta bytes flowing through the system.

     

    the main components of the cloud

    Due to this amount of data, the feedly cloud has grown significantly over the last 3 years: crawling more feeds, serving more users, and archiving more historical content – to allow users to search, go back in time, and dig deeper into topics.

    Another source of complexity is openness. As a co-founder, this is one aspect of feedly that I really love. We allow essentially any website to be able to connect with any user. We also allow 3rd party apps to use our API in their application. As an engineer, this can cause lots of headaches. Sourcing article data from other websites leads to all kinds of strange edge cases — 50MB articles, weird/incorrect character encodings, etc. And 3rd party apps can generate strange/inefficient access patterns.

    Both of these factors combine to make performance problems particularly hard to diagnose.

    What Happened

    We experienced degraded performance during the week of April 10th and more severe outages the following week. It was fairly easy to narrow the problem down to our database (HBase). In fact, In the weeks prior, we noticed occasional ‘blips’ in performance and during those blips a slowdown in database operations, albeit on a much smaller scale.

    The feedly cloud was not so happy that week, my friends.

    Fortunately our ops team had already been collecting hbase metrics into a graphing system. I can’t emphasize how important this was. Without any historical information, we’d be at a total loss as to what had changed in the system. After poking around the many, many, many HBase metrics we found something that looked off (the “fsSyncLatencyAvgTime” metric). Better still, these anomalies roughly lined up with our down times. This led us to come up with a few theories:

    We were writing larger values. This could occur if user or article data changed somehow or due to a buggy code change. We were writing more data overall. Perhaps some new features we built were overwhelming HBase. Some hardware problem. We hit some kind of system limit in HBase and things were slowing down due to the amount or structure of our data.

    Unfortunately all these theories are extremely hard to prove or disprove, and each team member has his own personal favorite. This is where Lars’s experience really helped. After reviewing the graphs, he dismissed the “system limit” theory. Our cluster is much smaller than some other companies out there and the configuration seemed sane. His feeling was it was a hardware/networking issue, but there was no clear indicator.

    Theory 1: Writing Larger Values

    This theory was kind of a long shot. The idea is that perhaps every so often we were writing really big values and that caused hbase to have issues. We added more metrics (this is a common theme when performance problems hit) to track when outlier read/write sizes occur, e.g. if we read or wrote a value larger than 5MB. After examining the charts, large read/writes kind of lined up with slowdowns but not really. To eliminate this as a possibility, we added an option to reject any large read/writes in our code. This wouldn’t be a final solution — all you oddballs that subscribe to 20,000 sources wouldn’t be able to access your feedly — but it let us confirm that this was not the root cause as we continued to have problems.

    Theory 2: Writing More Data

    This theory was perhaps more plausible than theory 1. The idea was that as feedly is growing, we eventually just reached a point where our request volume was too much for our database cluster to handle. We again added some metrics to track overall data read and write rates to hbase. Here again, things kind of lined up but not really. But we noticed we had high write volume on our analytics data table. This table contains a lot of valuable information for us, but we decided to disable all read/write activity to it as it’s not system critical.

    After deploying the change, things got much better! Hour long outages were reduced to a few small blips. But this didn’t sit well with us. Our cluster is pretty sizable, and should be able to handle our request load. Also, the rate of increase in downtime was way faster than our increase in storage used or request rate. So we left the analytics table disabled to keep performance manageable but continued the hunt.

    Theory 3: Hardware Problem

    As a software engineer this is always my favorite theory. It generally means I’ve done nothing wrong and don’t have to do anything to fix the problem. Unfortunately hardware fails in a myriad of oddball ways, so it can be very hard to convince everyone this is the cause and more importantly to identify the failing piece of equipment. This ended up being the root cause, but was particularly hard to pin down in this case.

    How we Found the Problem and Fixed it

    Here again, Lars’s experience helped us out. He recommended isolating the HBase code where the problem surfaced and then creating a reproducible test by running it in a standalone manner. So after about a day of work I was able to build a test we could run on our database machines, but independent of our production data. And it reproduced the problem! When debugging intermittent issues, having a reproducible test case is 90% of the battle. I was able to enable all the database log messages during the test and I noticed 2 machines were always involved in operations when slowdowns occurred, dn1 and dn3.

    I then extended the test to separately simulate the networking and disk write behavior the HBase code performed. This let us narrow down the problem down to a network issue. We removed the 2 nodes from our production cluster and things immediately got better. Our ops team found out the problem was actually in a network cable or patch panel. This was an especially insidious failure as it didn’t manifest itself in any machine logs. Incidentally, network issues was actually Lars’s original guess as to the problem!

    The metric in question when we fixed the problem. Notice the immediate change in behavior.Lessons Learned

    The important thing when dealing with performance problems (outside of, you know, fixing them) is trying to learn what you did well and what you could have done better.

    Things we did well:

    Have a good metrics collection/graphing system in place. This should go without saying, but lots of times these types of projects can get delayed or deferred. Get expert help. There’s lots of great resources out there. If you can’t find a great consultant, lots of people are generally willing to help on message boards or other places. Stayed focused/methodical. It can get crazy when things are going wrong, but having a scientific process and logical way to attack the problem can make things manageable. Dig into our tech stack. We rely almost exclusively on open source software. This enabled us to really understand and debug what was going on.

    Things we could have done better:

    Communicate. While Lars suggested networking, I initially discounted it since the problem manifested everywhere in our system, not just one machine. I would have learned there are some shared resources specific to data center build outs. Gone more quickly to the hardware possibility. We did a lot of google searching for the symptoms we were seeing in our system, but there was not much out there. This is kind of an indicator something weird is probably happening in your environment. A hardware issue is pretty likely. Attacked the problem earlier. As I mentioned, we had seen small blips prior to the outages and even done some (mostly unproductive) diagnostic work. Unfortunately not giving this top priority came back to bite us. The feedly cloud today, hardy and hale.

    But there’s a happy ending to this story. As this post hopefully demonstrates, we’ve learned a lot and came out stronger: the feedly cloud is faster than ever and we have a much better understanding of the inner workings of HBase. We realize speed is very important to our users and will continue to invest in making the feedly Cloud faster and more resilient. Speaking of resilience, though we had a small downturn in feedly pro signups in April, we are back to normal. This speaks to what a great community we have!

    Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

    Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming


    The Trend: Live Video Streaming In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an audience....

    The Trend: Live Video Streaming

    In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an audience. Video quickly conveys meaning and emotion. It’s memorable, and it catches the eye in a sea of text and static images.

    To hit home the growing popularity of video: Over one billion people use Youtube (that’s almost one third of all people on the internet), and the number of daily Youtube viewers has increased 40 percent since March 2014.

    Accordingly, many social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have integrated some form of video content on their platforms. Additionally, new social media platforms have recently emerged that feature video as the central medium for interaction.

    More and more, brands are recognizing the value of video as an online marketing strategy. Demand Metric completed a survey of 398 marketing, sales, and business professionals which revealed that 69 percent have used video marketing and another 31 percent are planning to. A recent study of 200 executives by Brandlive found that 44 percent held a live streaming event in 2015 and 39 percent believe live streaming video will be important to their marketing efforts going forward.

    Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

    The video trend is growing alongside the surging smartphone use trend, as more and more people use phone cameras. Daily mobile internet usage continues to grow year by year, on a global scale. Of all mobile traffic, online video now accounts for upwards of 50 percent.

    The prevalence of both video and smartphones have paved the way for newer social platforms centered around live streaming video, like Periscope, Meerkat, and now Blab.

    Blab.im (which is still in beta) is quickly growing in popularity. As a platform that is truly social, interactive, informational, and fun, Blab is certainly worth getting acquainted with for its many potential uses as a tool for business and marketing.

    Since Blab is one of the newest of the live video trend, let’s take a closer look.

    What Is Blab?

    Blab.im is a live video broadcasting platform for hosting, watching, and joining conversations.

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    Image source: https://blab.im/about

    While many have likened it to “Periscope for groups,” you can also think of it as a cross between a talk show and a webinar. It can be used for either of those things as well as casual hang outs, debates, discussions, and workshops. There is nothing quite like it on the market, although it incorporates the best components of several different social media platforms.

    Anyone can host their own Blab. It’s available for anyone to watch and interact with. No professional equipment is necessary.

    Blab supports two to four “presenters” at a time, displayed in a grid, à la Brady Bunch. Meanwhile, other participants can watch the conversation live on video while adding to the discussion and posing questions via text chat. The host can even pull in audience members into the “hot seat” on the live video chat from time to time, if they so choose.

    After the chat wraps up, the conversation can be re-watched on Blab, and the hosts have the option to post the recording to Youtube or embed it on their own site.

    Industry

    Blab.im primarily seems to be used by solopreneurs and online thought leaders, discussing topics that range from sports to politics to social media trends.

    Blab is also ripe for online marketers and sales departments in just about any industry. It’s ideal for brands that want to give their customers a chance to interact in a personal way, visually demonstrate the value of their product or service, or establish their brand’s expertise and thought leadership. Granted, a direct sales pitch or advertisement won’t fly on this platform. But the interactive and visual nature of Blab opens doors to a number of benefits for businesses.

    Why Blab Could Change Your Business

    Blab can be used for a number of valuable business functions. It shortens the distance between you and your customer and opens up a new realm of in-the-moment experiences to create. From an online marketing standpoint, it’s a great platform for developing authentic and personalized connections with clients because it is live and unpolished. Showing, rather than just telling, and being able to answer customer concerns on the spot goes a long way in developing trust and loyalty.

    Here are some examples of a variety of ways Blab can be used for business:

    Unveil new products with live demonstrations. Provide group coaching sessions. Conduct a Q&A session or office hours. Demonstrate expertise by providing useful info for your audience. Demonstrate transparency by answering tough customer questions. Discuss strategy with your peers. Give a behind-the-scenes experience to your tribe. Network with your target audience by being a participant in other shows. Brainstorm ideas with your audience, almost like a focus group. Get feedback on changes you’ve implemented or ideas you’re considering. Record and re-use a Blab conversation as a podcast or blog post. Learn More

    Blab.im is still in beta, so the best way to get acquainted with it is to watch shows by folks who have proven success on the platform. Here are a few to get you started:

    Bryan Kramer – CEO of PureMatter Kim Garst – Social selling strategist Brian Fanzo – Digital live streaming strategist

    Now is the perfect time to jump on Blab and increase your brand’s visibility while the competition is slim. Check out their Getting Started on Blab post to learn more.

    Posted by Michelle Chang, feedly Contributor

    Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

    6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling


    If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards. With social experiences like Twitter and...

    If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards.

    With social experiences like Twitter and Facebook becoming core to the web, this concept of social selling has become a definitive new approach for the ways that organizations think about building relationships. It is a methodology that embraces at its center a driving belief for us at feedly: Content is a currency. That is, that high quality content is more than just an entertaining read. Content builds relationships, drives business, and steers innovation.

    In fact, as we’ve talked with more and more of you as part of our regular product development process, we’ve learned that many of you are using feedly as a core content engine to drive your social selling. Many of you are using feedly as your main hub to organize your favorite sources, feed yourself with daily reading, and then deciminate the best stories to your customers.

    But just what is social selling?

    Social selling is the idea of using content—mostly online—to help educate prospective customers, build a relationship with them, and help guide them to a purchase decision.

    Sometimes this means that sales people build personas and share relevant information through social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and more. Sometimes it means emailing interesting, relevant content to prospective customers. All of these activities overlap with a bunch of other trends that people have been buzzing about: sales enablement, employee advocacy, personal branding, social media marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, and more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkap9qDYnlY

     

    Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

    A salesperson at a content marketing company, for instance, might share content on her LinkedIn about why good content is important. Or a digital marketing firm might post about the decline of old ad formats and the latest information about the new ones.

    Yes, put another way, social selling is a way to drive revenue using content.

    Is it really becoming more popular?

    According to some sources, yes, it is:

    71 percent of sales people believe that their role is changing and will be radically different in five years. 69 percent of sales executives believe that the buying process is changing faster than organizations are responding to it. 75 percent of B2B buyers use social media to be more informed about vendors. Why? Because statistics are showing that the methodology could be pretty effective. 98 percent of sales reps with more than 5,000 LinkedIn connections meet or surpass quota. 40 percent of salespeople have closed two to five more deals per year as a result of social selling. Bain & Company found that a 12 percent increase in brand advocacy generates 2X increase in revenue growth 73 percent of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded their quotas 23 percent more often. Where can you learn more?

    Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring more about using social selling to help your business. As a starting place, here are the six awesome resources we found to go deeper on social selling. What did we miss? Feel free to share your own favorite sources (maybe it’s a blog you write!) in the comments below.

    01 Ogilvy’s Report on Social Selling

    The Future of Selling – white paper from Ogilvy & Mather

    02 Hootsuite’s Art of Social Selling

    03 Salesforce’s mini-guide to social selling

    http://www.salesforce.com/uk/socialsuccess/social-sales/mini-guide-to-social-selling.jsp

    04 Aberdeen Group’s research brief: “Social Selling: Leveraging the Power of User-Generating Content to Optimize Sales Results”

    https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/business/sales-solutions/global/en_US/site/pdf/ti/linkedin_social_selling_impact_aberdeen_report_us_en_130702.pdf

    05 “4 Ways to Boost Your Social Selling Profile (Courtesy of Linkedin)”

    http://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/the-4-secrets-of-social-selling-revealed-by-linkedin-s-vp-of-sales-solutions.html

    06 “The Rise of Social Selling

    ” by Jill Konrath

    http://www.jillkonrath.com/sales-blog/bid/142711/Video-The-Rise-of-Social-Selling

    Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

    iOS Google sign-in not working [fixed]


    April 14th [fixed,updated] The fixed app is now ready. You can update it directly in the App Store [33.0.4] April 6th [submitted for review] We’ve fixed the issue and submitted the app for review. It should be available for update within 7-10...

    April 14th [fixed,updated]

    The fixed app is now ready. You can update it directly in the App Store [33.0.4]

    April 6th [submitted for review]

    We’ve fixed the issue and submitted the app for review. It should be available for update within 7-10 days.

    March 29th [Issue reported]

    We’re receiving emails from users who have had trouble logging into their feedly accounts on iOS using Google Authentication.

    We are working on upgrading our Google Sign-in so that it is compatible with iOS 9.3. The fix will be submitted to Apple for review shortly and should be available within 7-10 days.

    To make sure that you are not locked out of your account during that time, here is a simple work around: Add a second feedly Login to your account and use that login on your iOS device. Here are the instructions to do so:

    On your PC or Mac, sign in to your feedly via your browser and login with the Google authentication. Head over to https://feedly.com/i/logins and press “Add login.” A new window will appear. Click on “Add a feedly login.” Enter an email and password you’d like to use and press “Add login.” You’ll receive confirmation email to the email address you’ve chosen in step 4, click on “Verify your email.” Restart the feedly app on iOS, login with the feedly login. You are now able to connect to your feedly account on iOS.

    We will update this blog post as soon as we have more information. Please accept our apologies and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Posted by Petr

    How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator

    How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator


    You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can...

    You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can use feedly to leverage content as an art curator. He provides a guest post for us today.

    My name is Ryan Cowdrey and I’m the Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com, an online marketplace that offers rare and limited edition digital art. For your enjoyment, I pose the question:

    “With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

    Being an art curator in the digital age requires strategic tools for effectively treading through the massive amount of content that we can access. Curators are relying more and more on internet sources to get content updates that they need on a daily basis. (Blouin ArtInfo, ArtNet News, Design Collector, Fubiz, BOMB Magazine, Colossal, to name a few.)

    Not to mention that if you curate digital art exclusively, you are now relying solely on internet sources to get your art fix. The tools that one uses to augment their curation efforts will set them apart from the rest.

    As a digital art curator at 23VIVI.com, I follow upwards of 30 big-time art magazines to stay up to date on art creation and news. After implementing feedly into my daily routine, I can now consume double the amount of content in less time.

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    Pre-feedly, I was literally using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the magazines that I was visiting weekly. I would record what site I was visiting, the day I last checked it, and the title of the last article, so I could pick up where I left off. Sound like a hassle? IT WAS!!!

    After being introduced to feedly, I honestly lost 10 pounds of stress. It was by far the easiest, most effective tool I use to augment my career. Not only do I follow those same magazines that I was already subscribing to, but I was exposed to countless other publications that feedly offers in my space… and now they are all in one place. Along with that, I did away with the email subscriptions, which were immensely cluttering my workflow. Not to mention, I don’t risk ever missing a single article or post, which is imperative to my profession.

    The typical curator goes to school to study Art History and might apprentice under a known curator until they have the skills to put on their own exhibitions.

    We are in a new era of digital art, though, that doesn’t require all the technical training. One has an Art History degree at their fingertips at most libraries. Many big-name curators can be followed on social media, where you can get a feel for their curation efforts.

    So, it ultimately comes down to getting your hands on lots of content, so that you can begin noticing trends, formulating hypotheses, and putting together thought-provoking collections.

    On my path to becoming a “curatorial expert,” I’m relying on feedly to feed my content needs—much like Indiana Jones relied on his whip—haha! To avoid limiting my hunger for creative ideas, I use feedly’s Collection feature to break up my content and feed into various categories: Photography, Physical Design, Graphic Design, Art News, Pop-Culture, and Visual Art. This allows me to not only keep things organized but also easily pull influences from various art mediums.

    Because I swim through so much content on a daily basis, it is very easy to get lost in the immensity. To augment this problem I use the tag and “save for later” features to create collections of art that work well together. I can easily communicate with my team what my thoughts are on our newest curated collection and show what influences me.

    With feedly, anyone with an aptitude for creativity, noticing patterns, and expressing their thoughts through creation can become a digital art curator.

    Contributed by Ryan Cowdrey, Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com

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    Storyful’s Art and Science of Real-Time Discovery


    Storyful has become a leading expert Real-time Discovery—that is, the lightning-fast-paced work of monitoring and verifying the real-time web. Their 200-person global team helps news organizations and brands stay on top of current events as they...

    Storyful has become a leading expert Real-time Discovery—that is, the lightning-fast-paced work of monitoring and verifying the real-time web. Their 200-person global team helps news organizations and brands stay on top of current events as they unfurl.

    “We discover and verify the content from social media using our own technology and open source technology [editor’s note: including feedly!], monitoring the social web in real time,” explained Derek Bowler, Storyful senior journalist and special projects lead, who also helps lead the company’s internal work flows, processes, and tools.

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    Storyful’s ability to work together across timezones and continents is central to the value that they create. They have global offices in Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, and New York, and each team works together in real time. “Collaboration is at the core of Storyful,” said Bowler.

    Organize what you are monitoring into feedly Collection.

    Storyful creates a feedly Collection for every story they monitor like Decision 2016, funny videos, cat videos, ISIS, and more. It’s an easy way for them to follow multiple sources on the same topic in one place. And when they see a Collection updating with many new articles, it often means that a new story might be breaking.

    Create a diverse mix of sources with your Collections

    When Storyful creates a topic to monitor, they carefully hand pick sources that include as many known YouTube accounts from that particular location, Facebook feeds from active posters, key Twitter accounts, and any relevant sub-reddits. They ensure that they have at least one feed from each channel, often many more.

    “That’s a one-stop shop because a lot of things we see happening in social media are encompassed in those channels,” says Bowler. “We knew a year ago that if we were monitoring those four major social platforms effectively, we were not able to monitor the topic effectively. The best thing about feedly is that it allows you to bring it all to one place.”

    When Storyful editors start to see some feeds updating with increasing velocity, they know that something big is breaking.

    Create an archive

    One way Storyful uses feedly is a bit unconventional: They use it as a YouTube archive that is easy for them to search through. They have over a thousand YouTube videos that they monitor. By connecting the YouTube feed to their feedly, it becomes easy for them see what is breaking, but also use search terms to find a relevant video.

    Connect feedly with other open source tools

    “There are a lot of open source tools that you can combine with feedly to create a really powerful discovery tool for discovery desks to minimize their workflow,” Bowler says. “I no longer see feedly as an RSS reader.”

    In particular, Storyful likes to use:

    FB-RSS – This tool creates feeds from Facebook pages. IFTTT + Slack – Storyful relies on Slack for their team communication. So, they create Google Alerts that they import into feedly. And from feedly, they use IFTTT to push breaking articles into their Slack. What do you use to monitor every day news?

    Are their tools, tips, or tricks that you or your organization use to be the first to know something? Share them with us!

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    Give your content distribution wings


    If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If you create a piece of content, but no one reads it, does it exist? Despite investing time, money, and sweat into creating the content, driving readers to your content can be just...

    If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If you create a piece of content, but no one reads it, does it exist?

    Despite investing time, money, and sweat into creating the content, driving readers to your content can be just as difficult. Whether you are a content marketer, a blogger, or a big publisher, this has becoming increasingly difficult in an accelerating world of online content and biased social feeds. In our “State of Content Marketing” report, one in five marketers reported distribution as a top challenge.

    So just how do you distribute content these days?

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    We went to three companies with thriving content marketing strategies—Buffer, Help Scout, and InVision—and asked them about their distribution strategies.

    Here are seven ways to distribute your content.

    1. Social

    Despite recent conversations that it has become increasingly important to earn attention on social media because of the changing algorithms that encourage brands and publishers to use paid social ads, brands are continuing to use social as a primary channel for content distribution. “Social traffic is definitely down for us,” says Kevan Lee, content crafter at Buffer. “At the same time, it’s our second biggest referrer source. Still we get about 100k or so a month from social. That one is definitely significant.”

    2. SEO

    Sure, SEO is a long play that can take months to deliver benefits. But over time it can become the gift that keeps on giving. Forward-thinking blogs still report that SEO is key to their audience traffic. For some, this is a deliberate strategy that they have invest in over time. For others, it has been a product of a bigger commitment to quality content.

    Buffer has seen tons of traffic originating from search. “Having written the longer form content and writing it focused on specific topics has been a good strategy—though I’m not sure if I’d call it a strategy,” says Lee. “I’m not sure if we set out to do it necessarily but it ended up working out that way.”

    3. Social Ads

    In recent months, the feed algorithms at major social networks have continued to morph, making it harder for business content to stand out without the help of paid social ads. It takes some experimenting with your content and audience—and some mulah—but social ads is another way to increase the reach of your content.

    InVision spends about $4000 per month on content promotion various social media channels, including Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and other industry-specific outlets like Dribbble, according to head of content at InVision, Clair Byrd. “It’s not a lot of money,” she says, “but it’s enough to understand what content works best and it helps us create more things that work best.

    4. Email

    Growing an email list for content is a great way to ensure that the people who are interested in your content are getting it sent straight to their email inbox.

    Buffer, for instance, has a list of 45k which it uses for distribution.

    InVision says that email is still its most powerful channel and does one overall content email a week—a piece of content that performs strongly. “They’re free, and they tell us a lot about what’s working,” says Byrd.

    InVision also send out a stand alone email for key content initiatives, depending on how bit the impact is for the company.

    “We run content like people run product,” says Byrd. “Everything is campaign based, and everything we can tear apart. So if we think that a release is going to be Tier 1, we will support the content just like the Tier 1 product.

    5. Partnerships

    Syndication partnerships with other blogs or publications are another way to engage a large audience that goes beyond your user population. “One of our main distribution channels that runs almost automatically is our partnership with the Huffington Post,” says Gregory Ciotti, content strategist at Help Scout. “We set up agreements with them and Business Insider. They’ll handpick something they want to run. We just require that they use real canonical tags to protect our search. They offer us a small byline that links back to HelpScout. So all of those are happening automatically. People  will overestimate how much traffic is sends back, but either way, it is helpful. Syndication is definitely fantastic.”

    6. Content Submission Sites

    There are many sites for communities to post interesting and relevant content. Dribbble, Quibb, and Reddit are just a few examples. For some content distribution strategies, it may make sense to participate in the conversations at these sites and to submit content in a way that helps the community.

    The key, of course, is to respect the site for what it is—a community—and to avoid spamming by truly becoming a part of it and taking part in the conversations.

    7. Sponsored Content

    Many brands are increasingly using sponsored content services, or native ad platforms, like Outbrain and Taboola. These services try to reach more people placing your content within online publications that reach a relevant audience or post about similar things. In addition to distribution, it can provide a method of testing the efficacy or your content among a known persona or help you explore what persona reacts well to your content.

    These are our experts’ six recommendations. What do you use to reach more people with your content?

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    It’s Not Just You: Trends Are Moving Faster Than Ever


    Some people are calling it Content Shock or Content Clutter. We like to call it the Content Renaissance. Whatever you call it, many of us have been talking about the same idea: Content is coming to us at an ever increasing rate. The result is that ideas,...

    Some people are calling it Content Shock or Content Clutter. We like to call it the Content Renaissance.

    Whatever you call it, many of us have been talking about the same idea: Content is coming to us at an ever increasing rate.

    The result is that ideas, trends, and memes have become a swiftly moving current that will easily overwhelm us or leave us behind if we let it.

    The Content Renaissance Is Creating an Explosion of Content

    We live in an unprecedented age in which we are creating more content than ever before and in which we have more access to information and ideas than ever.

    Ninety percent of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years, according to one study. Google publishes 20 petabytes of information every day, according to Promodo in 2013. To put it in perspective, there have been 5,000 petabytes of information created from the dawn of civilization to 2003. In 2014, WordPress reported that it was publishing 17 posts every second—or 1.5 million posts per day. In that year alone, 72 million websites were created.

    And the production of content is still growing. Ninety-two percent of marketers are creating more digital content now than they did two years ago, and 83 percent expect this number to continue to rise, according to Accenture.

    If this isn’t overwhelming enough, social networks are accelerating this flow of information still faster. According to Domo, every minute:

    Facebook users share almost 2.5 million posts Twitter users tweet almost 300,000 times Instagrammers upload almost 220,000 photos

    This influx of content carries plenty of upside for individuals and publishers alike. It’s easier than ever to share your gospel. Creatives thrive in this new medium, and businesses are creating engaging new experiences.

    However as consumers of this content and as merchants of ideas, the firehose is overwhelming as it is satisfying.

    Enter Trend Acceleration

    The result of the Content Renaissance is that content has become the currency of change. Ideas are being exchanged, embraced, and evolved at an ever increasing rate.

    As a result, while trends used to come and go over the span of years, these days discussions are moving thought leadership at a cadence of months or weeks.

    This deeply impacts the way we do business and the way we operate in this world.

    For marketers, in particular, it means that the ability to engage consumers with fresh and relevant points of view is a swiftly moving window. The current of new ideas is so fast, that it is easier than ever to attach your brand to something considered more passé.

    For PR people, it means a bigger challenge in cutting through the noise with something sharply unique.

    For corporations, it means creating products that serve customers in a quickly changing competitive landscape. Small businesses have to move just as quickly with often times fewer resources.

    So how do you stay ahead of it?

    The key is to identify the right signals and then implement the right workflow to monitor those signals.

    1.Recognize the need to monitor for yourself and your company, and dedicate resources to the task.

    Monitoring is an art, science, and a process, and above all, it takes time and attention. Recognize that with your daily work or within your business and be deliberate about setting aside time for yourself or people resources within your business to do it well. Have you set aside some time for yourself to crunch through these trends? Do you have the right people on the job? Do you have the right tools in place?

    2. Identify the right signals — create the right mix of places and people to follow.

    Many algorithms today try to guess what is important to us by predicting future interests based on past behavior. Staying on the cusp, however, requires a proactive, but efficient, way of identifying what the right signals are. A signal is that place from which new ideas and new trends are broadcast.

    Identify the most important pieces of news or thinking on the new trend and use those to develop a personalized content mix based on:

    Key influencers and thought leaders – Who are the main voices in the articles? Who are the main people they cite? Who are other thinkers in that realm? Key producers in Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit – Real-time channels can indicate the earliest rumblings of a trend. Find the right people in each of these social networks and add them to your list. Storyful, a company that specializes in newsgathering from social networks, recommends finding relevant content from each of these social channels to get a full picture. Specific Geographies to keep a pulse on – Is your main industry magazines in New York? Is it a new irrigation system being tried in Venice? Is it human trafficking legislation in San Diego? Consider some local sources in your content mix. Keywords – Are there buzzwords that show up within the trend you are monitoring? If you are following the Tea Party movement in America, should you be following any mentions of “Sarah Palin,” “immigration,” “gun ownership”?

    Here are some great feeds that other people have created to follow the latest trends in a given industry:

    Sarah Levine and the most important publications in Maps. Guy Kawasaki’s Collection of Social Media sources. Rand Fishkin’s Collection on Inbound Marketing. Ann Handley’s Collection on Content Marketing. Hilah Johnson’s Collection on Food YouTube Channels. Annie Cushing’s Collection on Data Analytics.

    3. Centralize these signals into the fewest number of places that allow you to follow these people, publications, and trends most efficiently.

    Much of today’s content is on different platforms and requires you to go to it. Flip this around and have this content come to you by creating the right workflow. Focusing in on the workflow will allow you to crunch through the onslaught of content quickly and methodically. We’re a bit biased, but naturally we recommend Feedly as a place for you to house all the blogs, publications, Google Alerts, YouTube feeds, Facebook feeds, and Twitter feeds you are monitoring.

    With Feedly, you can create a separate feed for each specific trend, vertical, product, or industry that you are monitoring. With Feedly Pro, you can even use Power Search to search for specific terms within a feed, organized by media type or date.

    4. Archive the data points.

    Create a methodology for saving and organizing the precious content pieces you find online that speak to the topic you are following. Many people like to use Evernote or Pocket to save articles. We highly recommend using boards within Feedly to save and organize the great pieces of content you want to share with others or return to later.

    5. More eyes, better vision: Crowdsource monitoring

    The more people who are collaborating together, the better a pulse you will have on trends and the richer your conversations will be around them. Create an internal system through which all employees can contribute important content on new trends and key teams can ingest this information in an organized fashion.

    6. Broadcast your interest and join the conversation

    The more you can show your interest in a particular conversation the easier it will be to have conversations with the right influencers. Consider taking the content you are monitoring and broadcasting your interest in the vertical via social channels.

    What are ways that you and your company have found effective in finding the right signals or organizing them into workflows that are easy to follow?

    Help us choose your new Organize experience

    Help us choose your new Organize experience


    Feedly is the best way to ingest the content you need for work by putting your favorite feeds in an organized newsfeed. Over the past few weeks we have rethought the way you can clean up and reorganize your feedly. I worked with the feedly team...

    Feedly is the best way to ingest the content you need for work by putting your favorite feeds in an organized newsfeed. Over the past few weeks we have rethought the way you can clean up and reorganize your feedly. I worked with the feedly team to design two different concepts and would love to hear your feedback to help us build the best organized experience possible!

    In a recent survey with 5,000 participants, many of you showed us that you like to reorganize your feedly for two main reasons:

    Spring cleaning
    Every once in a while you need to clean up your feedly to make sure you only follow the feeds that interest you. This involves removing inactive feeds (the ones that have not published in months), removing the feeds you don’t read anymore, and promoting articles to “must-read” publications, so you don’t miss a story.

    Reorganization
    There are other times when you feel like reorganizing parts or all of your feedly. Maybe you have new interests or you want to split a topic into a few more specific topics, such as splitting your Marketing Collection into SEO and Digital Marketing Collections. All of this involves renaming Collections, moving them around and moving feeds from one Collection to another.

    After a few weeks of design work with these two use cases in mind, we came up with two design directions:

    Concept 1: Organize At a Glance

    The main idea behind this concept is that everything is available in one page with just the crucial information you need to optimize your feedly. Your collections are listed on the right and the selected Collection’s feeds appear at the center of the page. This enables you to move from Collection to Collection without switching context.

    You can try out this concept on InVision: https://invis.io/D567GADVZ

    View important information at a glance
    With this first concept we are showing you the essential information you need when you need it, no less, no more. For instance, when looking at a Collection you will see the feeds that are Must Read and those which are inactive. It’s just enough information for you to take action with no clutter.

    Because your Collections are listed on the right side, you can easily navigate from one to the other rapidly.

    Take the main actions in one click
    Most actions are one click away or one drag away. Hit the cross or the star icon to remove a feed from a Collection or mark a feed as must read, respectively (see below for examples). Use drag and drop gestures to move a feed to the Collection it should belong to and re-order your Collections.

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    Making a feed must read

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    Moving a feeds to a different Collection

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    Reordering a Collection

     

    Concept 2: Organize with Deep Site Information

    This second concept takes advantage of data tables and the feedly slider. The main page displays all of your Collections. After you select a Collection we use the feedly slider to show all of the feeds it contains.

    This concept focuses on showing you as much information as possible in a consistent way so you can easily decide what action to take on each item.

    You can try out this concept on InVision: https://invis.io/ED67GAMB2

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    Concept 2: Collection list

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    Concept 2: feed list

     

    See all the data you need
    Both the Collection list page and the feed list slider are tables displaying all the information you need to quickly undestand where you should take action. Quickly see which Collections have the most inactive feeds and which feeds last posted a long time ago.

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    Last posted data on feed list

    Use a consistent popup to edit your feeds
    Whether you want to edit the name of a feeds, mark it as read, remove it from a Collection, move to a different one or add it to multiple Collections, a consistent dropdown menu will be there to accomplish all these tasks across the application.

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    Editing a feed

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    Reordering a Collection

    Both of these concepts are available on InVision (here and there). There are a few things you can interact with so you can get a feel for them. Have a look and let us know about what works and what doesn’t. Feel free to leave comments here or within the InVision prototypes.

    We are looking forward to listening to your feedback!
    Antoine and the feedly Team.

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    Announcing feedly Login

    Announcing feedly Login


      Today, we’re excited to bring you feedly Login, a new way to add a dedicated feedly login to your feedly newsfeed. This means that you have the freedom to keep your newsfeed separate from your social logins, if you prefer to, and get even more...

     

    Today, we’re excited to bring you feedly Login, a new way to add a dedicated feedly login to your feedly newsfeed.

    This means that you have the freedom to keep your newsfeed separate from your social logins, if you prefer to, and get even more control over your privacy. It is an optional feature: If you are happy with your existing login, you can ignore this post and continue to use your existing login without making any changes.

    Adding a feedly Login to your existing login options is easy:

    Go to http://feedly.com/i/logins Click on the “Add login” button Select the “Add feedly login” option Enter the email and password you would like to use for your feedly login

    Once you have added a feedly Login to your account, you may choose to remove the previously used social logins. Or you could choose to keep multiple logins for your newsfeed.

    You can also use feedly Login on your phone or tablet. To do that, please upgrade to the latest versions feedly for iOS and feedly for Android.

    We are happy to cross this highly requested feature off the roadmap we shared with the community last month. Thanks to the feedly Pro funding, the development of new features is accelerating. Thank you for your backing!

    We look forward to hearing what you think and answering any questions you may have.

    /David, Arthur, Edwin, Noelle

    FAQs

    Q: Do I have to use the feedly login?
    Nope, you don’t have to. You can keep using your current login credentials and not touch anything, if you wish.

    Q: What are the password rules?
    Your password must be at least eight characters long. That’s it!

    Q: Does my password expire?
    No, it doesn’t expire.

    Q: I got an email to confirm my feedly email address. Do I have to click on the link?
    The short answer is yes. It’s a good idea to confirm your email because it will enable you to reset your password if you forget it.

    Q: Can I reset my password?
    Yes, if you forgot your password, you can reset it from the login page and we’ll send you instructions. We can only send an email if you have verified your email address (see above).

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    Join feedly and help make customer support awesome


      Update: Nov 21st – This position has been filled. We are excited to have Petr join feedly and lead our customer support group. More in this the first week of January. -Edwin Hello. We are looking for someone to join the feedly team and lead...

     

    Update: Nov 21st – This position has been filled. We are excited to have Petr join feedly and lead our customer support group. More in this the first week of January. -Edwin

    Hello. We are looking for someone to join the feedly team and lead our customer relationship efforts. This is an important role at feedly because you will be in direct contact with our users and will have a direct impact on how successful they are at using feedly.

    Here is a short overview who we are and the qualities we are looking for in a candidate.

    Who are we? Feedly is a team of 10 people serving 8M+ users. We are passionate about the Open Web, the power of personalization and our mission to connect people to the ideas and information that matters to them. We have big ambitions for feedly. We are profitable – with a feedly Pro community of 60K subscribers (and growing). We are thrilled that our users are our customers – it helps us focus on building an awesome product (And it also makes the relationship with our users super important). We recently announced the upcoming team/business version of feedly and the level of demand has been huge. We are working on scaling the team to respond to the amazing level of interest from the community. Our differentiation is based on design, ease of use, and technology. So we heavily invest in pushing the limits on both fronts. We have a very refined and iterative design process and we use a modern technology stack on both the front end and the back end. Although our main focus is on building a great product and serving our customers, we are also investing time into nurturing our core values and culture: “Passion for learning/Growth mindset”, “Design like you are right, and listen like you are wrong” and “See opportunity in crisis”. We have a flat organization and work with an agile monthly development process. Everything is discussed openly. Every member of the team has high autonomy and can have high impact at many levels of the product and company culture. We take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance: we are in this for the long term. We have a flexible vacation policy, sponsor sports packages, and provide a monthly book allowance to encourage personal growth. Perks include the best equipment available on the market to help you get your job done. We pride ourselves on company get-togethers like our weekly lunches and our monthly Roadmap meetings, which reinforce our culture of collaboration and connectivity. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco to help optimize teamwork while minimizing commute. You are: You have a growth mindset and love to continuously learn and grow. You are patient, empathic and enjoy interacting with customers. You are persistent and energetic and ready to do whatever it takes to help customers troubleshoot issues. You are a team player and enjoy working with the product team to learn how products work and offer feedback on how to improve the experience. You enjoy sharing knowledge and information with others, writing tutorials and FAQ articles. You either live in the San Francisco area or are interested in a remote working experience. During your first year at feedly you will: Help thousands of interesting users. The feedly community is very diverse and comes from all over the world. From the academic researcher who uses feedly to stay on top of the latest publications in her field to the social media specialist, CIO, doctor, lawyer, as well as the passionate fly fishing enthusiast, rock climbing fanatic, YouTube fan and die-hard foodie … 8 Million users following 40+ million of feeds on the web means you will get to interact with people from all over the map. Enhance the toolkit we use to support our users and make them more successful. The team has been working on building feedly for over 6 years now. We have a number of tools and systems in place to try and provide the most effective support to our user community (tutorials, knowledge base, Helpscout). Of course, these efforts can always be improved. As the lead for customer relations, you will be able to expand on these existing tools and build on these foundations to provide the best level of support to the community. Work closely with the product team on how to improve feedly. User feedback is essential to our product development process. Input that we get from the community feeds into the features that we build, the design of the app, and everyone in the team benefits from user feedback. As customer success champion, you will be the voice of the user. Contribute to building a culture centered around doing what’s right for users. Interested?

    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please apply to send us some information about yourself.

    Our hiring process takes 2-3 weeks. It starts with a 20-minutes Skype introduction where you get to know us and we get to know you. If there is a match, we set up a follow up meeting to learn more about your customer support experience. We finish the process with 3 short meetings where you get to talk to various people in the team – focusing on culture fit.

    Edwin
    CEO/co-founder

    Safari Viewer, San Francisco and 3D touch – New feedly for iOS

    Safari Viewer, San Francisco and 3D touch – New feedly for iOS


    The new feedly for iOS is available for download in the App Store. This update takes advantage of the enhancements in iOS 9, reduces crashes, and improves battery consumption. Get feedly for iOS 01. Safari viewer We integrated feedly with the new iOS...

    The new feedly for iOS is available for download in the App Store. This update takes advantage of the enhancements in iOS 9, reduces crashes, and improves battery consumption.

    Get feedly for iOS

    01. Safari viewer

    We integrated feedly with the new iOS 9 Safari viewer so that when you open websites you can take advantage of the full power of Safari.

    02. San Francisco font

    As part of iOS 9, Apple designed a new font called San Francisco which is more readable at small sizes and more beautiful when used for headlines. For those using this new operating system, we transitioned feedly’s fonts from Helvetica to San Francisco to take advantage of those new features. We are also offering you an option to use San Francisco as the default article font, if you prefer a sans serif reading experience.

    03. No more background activity

    Your battery is going to love this change.

    04. Home screen quick actions

    If you are running iPhone 6s, you can force touch the feedly app icon and quickly jump to your today, your must reads, your saved storied, or the explore section.

    05. Fixes a few crashes

    There were a few crash reports in the reviews. We hate crashes as much as anybody else, so we took the time to rewrite how webpages are loaded in feedly and optimize what happens when you swipe from one story to another. This should result in fewer crashes.

    Get feedly for iOS

    We are excited to check off one of the items in the roadmap we shared with the community last week.

    -Michal, Arthur and Edwin

    60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

    60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next


    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...

    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

    Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections

    Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections


    We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you...

    We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you empower others to grow as well.

    We’ve seen so many inspiring Shared Collections over the past few weeks, and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. Gain an expert perspective by following what these professionals consume regularly.

    (Have your own expertise? Make your own Shared Collection with a feedly Pro account and post the URL in the comments. We’ll choose one to win feedly Pro for life.)

    Get your own Shared Collection

    01. Become a better TV Writer

    Dane Anderson, a TV writer in Los Angeles, uses his feedly to keep up on entertainment industry trades and other film and television news sources. He curates a couple of collections at the bottom of his feed to research projects he’s working on. Check out Dane Shared Collections on TV + Movies, Crime + Forensics, and Security Science Shared Collections (Can you tell what he must be writing?).

    http://feedly.com/dane

    02. Become a better creative influencer

    Santa Monica creative director Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency uses his feedly to stay on top of design topics and follow specific news beats. Check out his collection on influence to see resources on how to spread ideas.

    http://feedly.com/redcupagency

    03. Become an expert on the latest in education technology

    Ted Curran is an Oakland-based instructional technologist at Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division. His goal is to empower students and teachers to improving teaching through technology. Check out his Shared Collection to read the very latest in edtech.

    https://feedly.com/tedcurran

    03. Become versed in brand identity

    Graham Smith is a designer in East Sussex, England, who focuses on logo and brand identity. He caters to a large crowd of 46.1k followers on his Twitter. If you follow him and are thirsty for more, get deep into the nuances of typography and follow Graham’s Shared Collection for a curated list of great resources.

    https://feedly.com/thelogosmith

    05.  Become informed about marine biology

    About 71 percent of the world is water, and you can plunge into the deep blue with Madrid-based marine biologist Gipsy Jules’s collections on Climate Environment, Green Tech, and Science.

    http://feedly.com/gipsyjules

    06. Become a better salesperson

    Interested in improving your sales skill set? DocSend is a company that helps sales teams understand what happens after they hit send. But sales is not only about the tools, but the way you use them. The company has curated a list of great resources to help people get better at sales.

    http://feedly.com/docsend

    We hope you enjoy these Shared Collections! If there are other Shared Collections you love, please leave them in the comments—or add your own for a chance to win feedly Pro for life.

    Start a Shared Collection

    Join feedly! We are growing our dev team.

    Join feedly! We are growing our dev team.


    Hi. We are feedly. We are a small team located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are passionate about the web, personalization, and connecting people to the content they rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We serve million users and teams,...

    Hi. We are feedly. We are a small team located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are passionate about the web, personalization, and connecting people to the content they rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We serve million users and teams, connecting them to the subset of the web that matters to them. We love to listen to our users and iterate quickly – it helps us get details right. We are funded by our users and profitable. We are thrilled that our users are our customers – it helps us focus.

    We have big ambitions for feedly. We are starting a new set of projects aimed at making feedly smarter, more collaborative, and more ubiquitous. We are looking for passionate front end developers to join our dev team and play key roles in this new chapter.

    This is an excellent opportunity join the ground floor of a startup with great traction, revenue, and great customers. If you thrive in an entrepreneurial startup environment and want to be surrounded by experienced people who love their work, you might be a great fit for this position.

    Why apply for this job? Work as a key member of a high-performance, lean startup team Stay in the forefront of software development – on both mobile and web Help build a startup from the ground up Contribute to improving the web and keeping it open During your first year at feedly you will: Think about interesting problems around personalization and collaboration Work with the design team to define new features Architect new UI components Write reusable Javascript/ReactJS libraries, semantic HTML and responsive CSS Define RESTful web services Deploy to prod at least once a week Listen to user feedback and iterate fast Contribute ideas to the feedly roadmap You should have: Degree in CS or related field Solid Javascript fundamentals (React or Angular are a plus) Experience building a large scale web application Interest in solving hard problems (Plus) Experience working on an open source project (Plus) Experience leading a dev team You are: Growth mindset Team-oriented Detailed-oriented

    At feedly, we take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance – we are in this for the long term. We have a flexible vacation policy, sponsor sports packages, and provide a monthly book allowance to encourage personal growth. Perks include the best equipment available on the market to help you get your job done. We pride ourselves on company get-togethers like our weekly lunches and our monthly Roadmap meetings, which reinforce our culture of collaboration and connectivity. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco to help optimize commute.

    Feedly’s core values and culture are built around embracing a growth mindset and being authentic, customer-focused, and collaborative. Joining the ground floor of a growing startup means that you will have control and direct impact on how feedly serves millions of users everyday. You will also get the unique opportunity to grow as feedly grows and reach your full potential.

    Interested?

    Please send me an email to [email protected] and include a link to your GitHub, your LinkedIn profile or your resume.

    Referral program

    If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect fit, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their LinkedIn/GitHub profile.

    Edwin
    CEO/co-founder

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

    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...

    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.

    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:


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


    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.


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


    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.


    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

    Designing the future of the work newsfeed


    “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson As human beings, our lives are shaped by the collection of experiences we live and the people we know. One of the ways we broaden what we learn...

    “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
    –Ralph Waldo Emerson

    As human beings, our lives are shaped by the collection of experiences we live and the people we know.

    One of the ways we broaden what we learn from others is by reading. Reading shapes what we know, who we are, how we see, and how we think. Reading is our silent teacher and mentor. It parents us. It’s on our team when we are are alone. It builds our character. It grows our person and intellect, around life and our life’s work. It is an age-old tradition that has transformed societies, started revolutions, and raised world changers. Reading empowers us to be more and to do more.

    This is why at feedly we believe that reading is so powerful, especially when it comes to our professional lives. Magic moments manifest when people connect to new ideas through reading — which becomes the fodder for new ideas, innovations, and paradigm shifts. With the explosion of great content all over the web, this type of transformation through reading will only continue to accelerate and help us get better and better at what we do. In this sense, reading is more powerful than ever.

    So we’ve dedicated ourselves to facilitating the productive, seamless integration of ideas, knowledge, and creativity, full of magic moments.

    With feedly, we are building the “work newsfeed” — the most personalized way for the content you rely on to come to you, so that you can read important stories efficiently and deeply collaborate with other people on the web’s best ideas and inspiration. This more productive reading experience provides people a way to deeply personalize the news that they rely on. When reading on the web is truly personalized, it empowers people to get better at what they do and then put that content to work through a multitude of integrations with other services.

    The open web is the best place to see content grow and it is made rich by the creators who contribute to it. So we also build tools that help publishers — small boutique bloggers and news giants alike — nurture and thrill their loyal readers.

    But what does it mean to design for people looking for a modern reading experience? One that makes today’s content renaissance on the web clear and accessible and one that works across platforms and screens. In this mode of work, we face some specific challenges:

    How do you create a truly personalized experience?

    The web is a vast place, exploding with rich content. These experiences on the web really become powerful when they are personalized to us, especially when it comes to getting better at our jobs. This is why our goal at feedly is to create the most personalized news reading experience for the content that is important to us.

    This “work newsfeed”—as we like to call it—should not only be filled with rich, high-definition information, free from distractions and noise. It should also allow us to be in the driver’s seat—to fully control what we read and how we want to read it.

    With the boom of great content on the web, the ability to control, personalize, and organize that experience is more important than ever, but no product has really delivered it.

    We have specific sources we want to read from—we like and trust some more than others—and we can’t merely trust any random algorithm to throw at us a bunch of stories related to our interest. We are more granular. We are more specific. We are more opinionated.

    Over the past few years feedly has become a place where you can follow close to any source of content on the web, whether it’s a well-known publisher, a blogger, a YouTube channel, or Google search alerts. As part of the feedly experience, we have also created algorithms that suggest to people great related stories and publications you might like.

    But there is so much more we could do. We could supercharge our suggestions and allow even more personalization. We could enhance how we rank the most important stories. We could create new, useful ways to let people define even better what they are trying to achieve with their reading.

    How do you design the future of collaboration?

    Steve Jobs once said that, “Creativity is about connecting the dots.” We think that reading is about generating these dots.

    The most successful people are those who use the stories, insights, and new ideas they discover as inspiration to spark conversation and create something new.

    This is why we are building feedly as the news feed with richest personalization tools and the strongest integrations with other web sources, so that you can put content to work. Reading is powerful, and it should be easily streamlined with everything we do — whether it’s saving stories for future reference, sending them to your team or manager, collaborating on the same key internet searches, empowering employees with the right stories, or leading the inspiring others through content.

    Today feedly is connected to hundreds of popular services, including Evernote, Dropbox, Buffer, and IFTTT—and we consider this just the beginning. Creating an awesome collaboration experience is core to our roadmap because we believe the future is all about working together and working in teams, and we are excited to take part into shaping this future.

    How do you optimize the content experience for all participants?

    The popular phrase is true: Content is king.

    As online engagement with quality content has soared, brands are becoming publishers, and publishers are becoming brands.

    As a reading platform, feedly is in the center of this global trend. It is the watering hole where people come for focused web reading and where publishers can find tools to grow and nurture their most loyal followers.

    At feedly we want to support the open web as a thriving ecosystem in which the reader and the publishers are meeting their deepest needs.

    How do you use typography, color, and spacing as an ally in creating the best reading experience in the world? How do you balance the need for a focused, uncluttered interface while also presenting publishers, boutique bloggers, and the feedly brand in a beautiful way? We want to help everyone thrive.

    So, join us!

    There is a lot that we’ve done. But there is still so much more to be done.

    We are looking for a product designer who expresses her/his design thinking into clean and efficient visual design (check out the job description here). Please get in touch with [email protected] if you’re interested. Attach your portfolio, what excites you about working at feedly, and what challenges you like to work on.

    We are looking forward to making feedly even better and better every day.

    – Arthur Bodolec, feedly designer/co-founder

    Join feedly! We’re looking for designers


    Are you a designer who loves to get inspired everyday and whose work is clean and helps people do things simply? Do you love to get feedback and iterate? Do you have experience working on desktop, iOS, and Android? Do you love building features no one...

    Are you a designer who loves to get inspired everyday and whose work is clean and helps people do things simply? Do you love to get feedback and iterate? Do you have experience working on desktop, iOS, and Android? Do you love building features no one else thought about from the ground up? Are you passionate about design and crafting beautiful things?

    Let’s talk! We are looking for designers to join feedly.

    About Us

    feedly is your single place for all of the news, knowledge, and ideas you rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We build deeply personal web experiences by bringing the content that is important to you in your own work newsfeed.

    T-shaped design skills Redefine what reading is on the web and mobile by pushing the boundaries of design. Bring innovative thinking, problem solving, and design solutions to the table. Conduct user research and user testing with potential and existing users. Design beautiful, clear, and consistent interfaces for our desktop, iOS, and Android apps. Generate pixel-perfect production assets. Generate comprehensive information architecture, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and desktop. Present your work effectively and articulately communicate design rationale to the team. Help craft the design team as it grows. Must have’s 2+ years of applied product design experience. Ability to design for any platform (iOS, Android, mobile web, etc.). A passion for listening to user feedback and iterating. Strong information design skills with a solid foundation in UX design heuristics. Excellent oral and written communication skills. You love making things beautiful, and you have a strong understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and whitespace. Mastery of design tools: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop. Experience with prototyping tools such as Framer, Pixate, Origami, HTML/CSS/JS, After Effects, Swift. Ability to generate pixel-perfect production assets. Superb attention to detail. Ability to work well on an ego-free, highly collaborative, and cross-functional and very experienced team. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment. You see yourself in our core values. Something magical happens when you find the right piece of content. Design like you are right, listen like you are wrong. See crisis as opportunity. Frugality is fun. Details matter. Be humble. Nice to have Experience doing motion design would be great. Expertise with html and CSS absolutely amazing. Location

    You will be working from our Palo Alto office, though you will be able to work from our San Francisco office two to three times a week or work from home some days.

    Interested? Please send an email to [email protected] and include a link to your work.

    If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect match, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their portfolio and/or LinkedIn/Dribbble/Behance profile.

    feedly + Google Now: Your most important stories, when you want them

    feedly + Google Now: Your most important stories, when you want them


    Feedly and Google have been collaborating on integrating feedly into Google Now so that your most important stories surface in your Google Now stream. We recently rolled out this feature in beta and are seeing a high 14% tap-through rate with the feedly...

    Feedly and Google have been collaborating on integrating feedly into Google Now so that your most important stories surface in your Google Now stream. We recently rolled out this feature in beta and are seeing a high 14% tap-through rate with the feedly cards. We are excited to announce that the feature is now being rolled out to everyone.

    Your important stories come to you

    We believe reading sparks magic moments when ideas, knowledge, and creativity seamlessly come together. It’s the core reason why we work so hard to make feedly the most efficient way to personalize and read the content that’s important to you.

    We spend a lot of time talking to our users, and we know that most of you weave what you read into your everyday life—to get better at what you do, to keep you ahead of what’s going on, to stay inspired, to learn new things, and be productive. We know that the ability to personalize this experience—when and how you get your news—and to integrate it with other services you use is just as important.

    Google Now allows you to easily access specific information in the time and place that it’s most useful to you. As we keep expanding the number of integrations available to feedly users, Google Now seemed like a fitting service for our users, so that you can easily have the stories you need the most come to you, without you having to look for it yourself.

    With feedly Now cards, feedly will find the trending stories in the publications you follow and surface them to you throughout the day through Google Now. And you can personalize this experience even more: If you have favorite publications or blogs that you’d love to see in Google Now, you can tell us to follow these stories more closely by marking those sources as must-read in your feedly.

    For instance, if you are a PR manager in tech, you can mark the top-tier tech blogs as “must read,” so that breaking stories automagically come to you. Or if you are a physician following the latest in, say, pediatrics or infectious diseases, you can mark your favorite journals as must-read, so that the big stories from these favorite sources surface in your Google Now stream.

    Turn it on!

    To start seeing feedly Now cards, please make sure you have the latest Google app and feedly app installed on your Android device and are logged into feedly.com. Simply tap the blue Google app icon to see your Now cards.  You’re good to go!

    feedly for Android

    (You can also opt out by clicking the settings icon next to the feedly Now card in the Google Now app. Go here to learn more about turning off Google Now cards.)

    Open Design Contest / Win feedly Pro lifetime

    We would love to hear from the feedly community about how we could improve the personalization engine powering this feature and give you more control over which stories should be surfaced in Google Now. Please leave some suggestions by commenting on this blog post, and we’ll pick two of our favorite suggestions, implement them, and offer a lifetime feedly Pro subscription to the lucky people who suggested them!

    We’ll use all of your feedback, so that we can iterate quickly on the next version of feedly Now cards, which we plan to push soon.

    Enjoy!
    David and Noelle

    [Update: Wow! Lots of interesting comments! Thank you! We will be reviewing them in detail next Tuesday and announce the winners on Wednesday, August 12th]

    10 ways to optimize your feed for feedly

    10 ways to optimize your feed for feedly


    We want to make Feedly a great tool for publishers, bloggers, and videographers to nurture and thrill their most loyal readers. Here are 10 tips on how to optimize your RSS or ATOM feed for the Feedly open platform. 1 — Feed Metadata Used for...

    We want to make Feedly a great tool for publishers, bloggers, and videographers to nurture and thrill their most loyal readers. Here are 10 tips on how to optimize your RSS or ATOM feed for the Feedly open platform.

    1 — Feed Metadata Used for Discovery

    Feedly users are constantly searching for new sites and blogs to add to their Feedly. To optimize the discovery experience, we have created a set of RSS and Atom discovery extensions that allow publishers to deliver a richer discovery experience in Feedly. These extensions give content creators control the cover image, icon, title, and description that are used to present feeds when users search for new sources.

    Sample markup:


    Your short feed title

    The right login


    The feedly app allows you to login to your feedly using a Google, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Microsoft or Feedly login. If you land into a feedly and do not see your feeds and collections, it is likely that you used a different login. The solution to...

    The feedly app allows you to login to your feedly using a Google, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Microsoft or Feedly login. If you land into a feedly and do not see your feeds and collections, it is likely that you used a different login. The solution to this is to log out and log back in using your initial feedly login. Here are some tips to help you do this:

    Tip #1: Who I am logged in as?
    In the upper right corner, you’ll see a profile bubble. If you click it you’ll see your name and the login you’re logged in as. Please make sure that the email/id and service you are currently logged in as is the same as the email/service you used to sign up initially to feedly.

    Tip #2: “I don’t remember using a social login!”
    If you are a long time feedly user and do not remember which login you used to create your feedly account, you most likely used the Google login – we only supported Google at inception. If you migrated during the retirement of Google Reader, try to use the same Google email as you used for Google reader.

    Tip #3: Handling multiple Google logins
    Google has a feature – annoying bug – where it will try to automatically log you to the account you use on Google.com. If you use a different Google login for feedly and for google.com or use multiple google.com logins, please double check that you are logged in with the correct account.
    To select which account you are logging in from, go to Google.com and in the upper right corner, click on your picture or avatar, underneath you will see the list of Google Accounts you are currently signed into. If you don’t see the account you normally log in from, you can add it from there.
    Next, when you log out of feedly and log back in, you will have the option to pick the account you want to use.

    Tip #4: Attaching multiple logins to the same feedly account
    If you have created multiple logins before and you don’t know which one you should use, have a look here: http://feedly.com/i/account/logins

    Tip #5: Erasing your feedly account
    The feedly erase page allows you to completely delete your feedly account and all your personal information from the feedly system. Please keep in mind that this operation can not be undone.

    If you tried all these steps and are not able to login to your feedly or are not seeing your feed list after logging it, please contact Pro support if you are a pro user or ask a question on the Open feedly community.

    Happy reading

    /@edwk

    Collection sharing: A new way to share your favorite sites

    Collection sharing: A new way to share your favorite sites


    Today we’re introducing a new feature called collection sharing, which enables you to easily share the sites you read with others. Over the years, feedly users have curated millions amazing collections of the best sites to read on a myriad of topics,...

    Today we’re introducing a new feature called collection sharing, which enables you to easily share the sites you read with others.

    Over the years, feedly users have curated millions amazing collections of the best sites to read on a myriad of topics, from photography to fashion, travel to home improvement, politics to finance and everything in between. Shared collections will unlock the incredible wealth of knowledge that has been created within those feedly reading lists.

    Though feedly will always remain a reader app at its core, collection sharing is part of our larger vision to make reading more collaborative and create a platform for knowledge sharing within feedly. Thousands of users have told us over the past year that having better ways to share would help them at work and at school. In fact, one of the main takeaways from a survey we ran last year about this topic was that feedly readers are enthusiastic about sharing and want more ways to share what they read with friends and co-­workers.

    We’re building a community of passionate readers and we’ll be inviting users who are excited to share the sites they read and represent the breadth of knowledge available in feedly.

    Our plan is to open collection sharing to everyone over the next few months, starting with feedly Pro users, but you can apply now to get early access and view collections from your peers.

    Explore collections and apply for access

    Feedly Mini is back [Chrome]

    Feedly Mini is back [Chrome]


    feedly Mini is back! Our popular web browsing companion is officially relaunching today with a brand new user interface and a suite of new features. feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that keeps you connected to your feedly as you browse, allowing you to...

    feedly Mini is back!

    Our popular web browsing companion is officially relaunching today with a brand new user interface and a suite of new features. feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that keeps you connected to your feedly as you browse, allowing you to save, tag, share or subscribe to the great content you find each day.

    A big thank you to all the users to participated to the beta program.

    Get feedly Mini for Chrome

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does feedly Mini work on every site?

    feedly Mini should show up on most of the sites you browse allowing you to share, save or subscribe to new content — you can even save articles from sites you’re not already subscribed to. However, feedly Mini has a blacklist of sites where it shouldn’t appear, so you can specify sites on which you don’t want feedly Mini to appear (see Options to edit the blacklist). Feedly Mini will also not appear on sites that use HTTPS (SSL).

    Can I disable feedly Mini?

    Yes. Click on the feedly mini icon, select the gear option and you will find a checkbox that let’s enable/disable feedly Mini.

    Will feedly Mini be available on Firefox or Safari?

    feedly Mini is currently available only as an extension for the Chrome web browser. We’re evaluating which other browsers we should support in future releases. Please let us know in the comments below what browsers you use.

    Does feedly Mini collect any information about my browsing history?

    No. We value your privacy and will not collect any information about the sites you browse while feedly Mini is active.

    Why doesn’t feedly Mini work on HTTPS pages?

    We are just being extra cautious: we do not want to interfere with HTTPS pages and we do not want users to grant us access to HTTPS pages.

    Introducing slider: A new way to read on feedly [Updated]

    Introducing slider: A new way to read on feedly [Updated]


    Our goal at feedly is to connect readers to the sources of information they love and deliver the best possible reading experience. Based on feedback from many of our readers, we’re launching a new way to read articles in feedly we call the slider view....

    Our goal at feedly is to connect readers to the sources of information they love and deliver the best possible reading experience. Based on feedback from many of our readers, we’re launching a new way to read articles in feedly we call the slider view. Here’s how it works and why we’re sure you’ll love it:

    The Slider

    When you click on an article in feedly, that content will now appear in a card that slides open from the right edge of your screen.

    Easier Reading

    While reading, this makes it super easy to jump back and forth between your list of unread articles and the content you want to read.

    Better Navigation

    When you have an article open, the slider article card includes left / right navigation buttons that make it simple for you to quickly page through unread content using your mouse. As always, you can use the ‘j’ and ‘k’ keyboard shortcuts to navigate through articles, as well.

    Faster Sharing

    The slider makes it even easier to share your favorite content, because sharing buttons are always kept visible while reading, especially when scrolling down long articles.

    Better Discovery

    When discovering new sources on feedly, the new format makes it much easier for you to check out a source and read a few articles without losing your place in the search results.

    We’d love to hear what you think of the new slider view in the comments below.

    Try the new feedly slider

    Some quick bug fixes [Update on Friday]

    A big thank you to all the users who provided us feedback and bug reports during the last 12 hours. We just pushed out a new version which fixes the following issues:

    o/x keyboard shortcuts will close the slider if it is open n/p keyboard shortcuts will close the slider and bring the focus back to the main list Fixed bug in which grandfathered users were asked to upgrade to Pro to access Buffer or Pocket Fixed preview issue in Firefox 31 Fixed “card view has only 2 columns on Chrome Safari and Firefox beta” bug Spacebar allows you to navigate vertically in the slider

    We are going to continue to listen and look out for bugs and suggestions on how to improve the slider so that it works for more workflows and more screen sizes. Thanks for the great feedback!

    More bug fixes and enhancements [23.1 / Monday night]

    We crunched through a lot of awesome feedback over the week. We are releasing 23.1 today to fix more bugs and integrate some of the best suggestions. Here is the change log for 23.1:

    Better centering on wide screens Added previous and next arrows to the home section Keyboard navigation in the slider using arrow keys Fixed bug in email option Do not include the sharebar if there are no shortcuts defined Re-enabled sharebar at the top and at the bottom of the full article view when the slider is not used Hide article link closes the slider Fixed Safari 5 bug Fixed “more sources” bug Fixed “card view has only 2 columns in Chrome canary” Fixed “sharebar floating over content” bug

    Please clear your cache and reload feedly.com to make sure that you are running the latest 23.1.825 update. You can see your version information at http://feedly.com/#console

    We are going to continue to listen and improve the slider experience so if you have suggestions or run into bugs, please continue to be vocal.

    Frequently Asked Question

    I don’t like this new format. Can I keep the old one?

    There is a new Slider knob in the Preferences which allows you to limit the use of the slider to the Card view only (roughly the same behavior we had in v22).

    I’m still seeing the old article view, what’s going on?

    First clear your cache and refresh the browser to make sure that you are running the latest version of feedly.

    By default, you’ll see the new slider view on the ‘Magazine’ and ‘Cards’ layouts, but not the ‘Title Only’ layout. Visit your feedly Preferences to select the layouts you want to use the slider view. The ‘Full Article’ layout will function as it always has.

    Can I customize the share and save options that appear on the top of each article? I don’t want to have to use the dropdown menu to share to my favorite site.

    Yes. In the “Sharing Shortcuts” section of your feedly Preferences, you can select up to 6 sharing or saving services to show directly on the article toolbar.

    In one of the screenshots, I see multiple tabs, how is that possible?

    If you go to the “Add Content” section of your feedly and start exploring for new content, try choosing a site. That source’s page will open in the slider. If you then choose an article, this pattern results in the creation of multiple tabs. (You can also do this in reverse, by picking an article and then clicking the source link near the top.) The goal is to allow users to drill down, while staying in the same context and not get lost while navigating between pages.

    Try the new feedly slider

    Feedly + OneNote helps you better organize your world

    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...

    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 (). 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!

    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 () 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

    What's new in Feedly 18 for Android?

    What's new in Feedly 18 for Android?


    We just released the new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store. As mentioned in the beta announcement, the main feature of this release is speed reading – a new tap gesture which allows power readers to quickly jump from one inlined...

    We just released the new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store.

    As mentioned in the beta announcement, the main feature of this release is speed reading – a new tap gesture which allows power readers to quickly jump from one inlined article to the next:

    Here is a summary of the other features and bug fixes we are releasing as part of the this request:

    1) We redesigned the user experience on the Nexus 7 – focusing on speed and efficiency.

    2) We fixed the back button bug reported by many users – where the app would sometimes require multiple back taps to exit.

    3) We addressed the rendering bug reported by many Android 4.1 users. This was due to an optimization we put in place for Kitkat but did not play nice with Android 4.1. If you are a feedly + android 4.1 user, you should see fewer rendering issues.

    4) We enhanced the login. We now offer a full Google+ login option (the red ‘Login with Google’ button) as well as the old Google OAuth button. The Google+ option comes with a safer Single Sign On implementation and a better sharing dialog. Your choice.

    5) Fixed the login expiration bug.

    6) Improved the speed of the image processing service. This was one of the key requirements to delivering the speed reading feature.

    7) Added a new Mark All As Read card which includes some status about your reading session. More on this later this year.

    8) Compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy Gear. More on this next week.

    9) Removed the colors in the left selector. This is because we will soon allow users to assign colors to categories, making colors functional.

    10) New enhanced black/night theme.

    What are the next features we are exploring for feedly mobile 19?
    + Tagging
    + Evernote integration (pro)
    + Customizable font and font size
    + Ability to associate a color to each collections
    + Better search
    + Smooth scrolling for the title only view
    + Offline support for home, must reads and saved items
    + Notification support for must reads

    If you want to participate to the creation of the feedly roadmap, join the feedly beta community.

    /Edwin

    New Feedly for Android – Version 17 is out.

    New Feedly for Android – Version 17 is out.


    We just pushed a new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store (version 17.0). You can update it on your device or download it from:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devhd.feedly Here is the change log: New version of the...

    We just pushed a new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store (version 17.0). You can update it on your device or download it from:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devhd.feedly

    Here is the change log:

    New version of the android widget 300% faster start time More fluid scrolling experience Better fonts and visual design Search in my feedly (pro) New discover section Enhanced feed search No auto-refresh on restart New Facebook SDK integration Dashclock support Support for Samsung Gear

    Special thanks to the Google Android and Google Chrome teams for their coaching.

    Version 17 will be submitted to Apple for review on Friday and should be available in the app store shortly after.

    If you run into a bug, please leave a comment and we will pass the feedback to the dev team.

    Update (Wednesday morning): Some of the optimizations we performed for Android 4.1 and 4.3 seem to cause some issues on Android 2.x and 4.0. The dev team is looking this. We aim to have a fix out by Monday.

    Update (Wednesday night): Pushed a 17.1 patch out. Fixed a GPU rendering issue for Android 3.0 and Android 4.0.4 users.

    What feeds them? Michael L. Martin Jr., fantasy author

    What feeds them? Michael L. Martin Jr., fantasy author


    First of all, could you introduce yourself? My name is Michael L. Martin Jr. and I’m an author of fantasy. Currently, I’m writing a fantasy series called The Darker Side of Light Saga. The first book of that series is titled Burn in Hades. It is...


    First of all, could you introduce yourself?
    My name is Michael L. Martin Jr. and I’m an author of fantasy. Currently, I’m writing a fantasy series called The Darker Side of Light Saga. The first book of that series is titled Burn in Hades. It is about a deceased man on a quest across the underworld in search of a river that will erase the terrible memories of his past (more info on mlmjr.com).

    How does feedly help you get inspired?
    I use Feedly for inspiration. As a storyteller, paying attention to the world around me is one way to invite stories to find me, and subscribing to feeds is a great tool to stimulate ideas. Inspiration doesn’t always come to us. Which is why I expose myself to as many different things as I can, feeding my subconscious. All the content I absorb is locked away and stored somewhere in the archives of my mind and referred to when I need it.

    Inspiration can come in a variety of forms and my eclectic set of subscriptions reflects that. Music blogs, design blogs, photography, filmmaking, fashion, technology–I’m a devourer of stuff. I subscribe to 460 sources in 26 categories (and growing). My eyes are always open for films, images and words that excite my creativity.

    I usually start my feedly inspiration sessions with the “Today” section. The featured articles are like the front page of a newspaper. Remember those? Yeah, me neither. (I’m kidding!). I scan through the Today section and “mark as read” articles I’m not interested in, reading a few of the intriguing ones as I go along, saving others for later. After I browse through the featured articles in Today, I tend to choose categories at random. Whatever I’m feeling in the moment, I’ll just go with it.

    What are your 5 top tips to help other people getting inspired from such a wide range of topics?

    Follow a lot of feeds on a lot of various topics and include topics you had no previous knowledge of.

    Ignore the unread count. Never feel like you’ve missed anything because there’s always a shiny new something waiting to inspire!

    Every time you open feedly, mark as read all the articles older than one day.

    Use save for later as an “article limbo” for those times when you’re uncertain whether or not you want to archive an article, or if an article doesn’t clearly fall into a specific category. But don’t archive anything in there.

    Tag articles you want to archive and do so as soon as possible. I hate going back to organize a bunch of stuff, so I try to immediately tag things I want to refer back to later. For example, here are two good tags I use:

    Words of Wisdom – Sometimes I come across a post that speaks to me in a way that sparks a new way of seeing something or reinforces my personal philosophy in a profound way. Stuff like that goes in this tag.

    Watch Later – I subscribe to a lot of feeds of filmmakers. It would be impossible to watch everything they publish. And even when it comes to the films I want to watch, there are just too many to watch in one sitting. So, I have a “Watch Later” tag. As new videos appear in my feed, I scan through them, picking out the ones that strike me as interesting, and tagging them. Sometimes I may watch one or two in that moment but the rest get tagged for later viewing. And I remove the tag from watched videos.

     

    What would be some great feeds to subscribe to to start an inspiring feedly?

    Some great categories to start with:

    Apps & Co.
    Feedly’s blog – Subscribe
    Google’s Official blog – Subscribe
    Evernote – Subscribe
    Dropbox – Subscribe

    Geeky
    io9 – Subscribe
    Red Letter Media – Subscribe
    MAKE – Subscribe
    Geeks Are Sexy – Subscribe
    How-to-Geek – Subscribe

    Thinkers
    kottke – Subscribe
    Ill Doctrine – Subscribe
    Freakonomics – Subscribe
    Tweetage Wasteland – Subscribe
    Co.Exist – Subscribe

    Philosophy
    Talking Philosophy – Subscribe
    PEA Soup – Subscribe
    Leiter Reports – Subscribe

    Science
    Bad Astronomy – Subscribe
    Seriously Science? – Subscribe
    Universe Today – Subscribe
    Scientific American – Subscribe
    National Geographic News – Subscribe

    Art & Visuals
    FFFFOUND! – Subscribe
    500px – Subscribe
    BOOOOOOOM! – Subscribe
    Colossal – Subscribe
    Fonts In Use – Subscribe

    Interesting
    Boing Boing – Subscribe
    Likecool – Subscribe
    The Curious Brain – Subscribe
    Co.Create – Subscribe
    ANIMAL – Subscribe
    Flavorwire – Subscribe
    Fubiz – Subscribe

    Filmmakers

    Red GiantSubscribe
    The visual effects team behind the clever science fiction short-films Plot Device, Order Up, and the hilarious Form 17.

    Vimeo Staff PicksSubscribe
    The majority of the filmmaker feeds I subscribe to were introduced to me by Vimeo’s very own staff. A must follow feed for video nerds like me.

    Daniel AblinSubscribe
    Daniel Ablin is a french film director behind the poetic science fiction short-film series “•363” (Check out Episode 1 and Episode 2).

     

    What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer

    What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer


    What is your passion? I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a...


    What is your passion?

    I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a medium. I am a freelance writer for various blogs and journals and a writer at Huffington Post. You can follow me on @Rich20Something.

    What do you use feedly for?

    As a writer, I have to read in order to write great posts. I use feedly as part of a 90 minute reading session in the morning to inspire and inform my writing. I start by reading my “Blogs to comment on” category where I have listed all the blogs I want to be active on. My goal there is to leave comments on as many articles as possible — that’s an important aspect of establishing my presence and giving back to the community. When it’s time to write an article for my Huffington column, another site or my personal blog, I scan through the “Things I want to teach” category where I’ve developed a customized list of blogs and sites about marketing, persuasion, freelancing and negotiation. After an idea is sparked, I head over to my Omnifocus app on my desktop to jot notes down. I don’t always use the notes right away, but they serve as a pool of ideas to pull from later. With this method, I never have “writer’s block”.

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

    Create a category that reflects personal or professional goals. In my case, I want to be really active in my space. So I have created a category called “Blogs to comment on” with all the relevant blogs. Every time I go in this category my goal is to leave as much valuable feedback as I can and build relationships with other authors and readers.

    Try this segmentation strategy out for yourself.

    For instance, if you are about to get married, try creating a “Ideas for wedding” category. Alternately, if you want to work on making your garden more beautiful create a category called “Tips on gardening”. Then use the categories you’ve made to systematically parse information that you’re looking for.

    The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much easier to focus on the topic at hand when all the information is pre-selected for you. If you’re anything like me, it’s very easy for you to start reading a business article and end up looking at cat memes. Short circuit that tendency before it happens!

    What are your favorite feeds?

    I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Subscribe
    Ramit Sethi’s blog on finance and negotiation

    Study Hacks – Subscribe
    Cal Newport’s blog on study hacks and performance

    Scott H. Young – Subscribe
    Scott Young’s blog on learning methodology

    Social Triggers – Subscribe
    Derek Halpern’s blog on persuasion and negotiation

    James Clear – Subscribe
    James Clear’s blog on personal performance and habit creation

    James AltucherSubscribe
    James Altucher’s blog on….everything

    Seth GodinSubscribe
    Seth Godin’s blog on marketing and being amazing

    If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at [email protected]

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

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


    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...

    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 [email protected]

    feedly mobile 14.1 is out: New Title-only View

    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...

    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

    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

    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...

    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)

    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.

    Announcing the New Feedly Mobile

    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:iPhoneiPadiPod touchAndroid PhoneAndroid TabletFirefoxChromeSafari We’ve...

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    10 new features for a smoother transition

    10 new features for a smoother transition


    We just released a new update of feedly for Chrome, Firefox and Safari with 10 new features. If you are using feedly on Firefox and Safari, please do a manual upgrade. Change summary ★ Firefox upgrade from old v10 codebase to latest v14 codebase. ★ A...

    We just released a new update of feedly for Chrome, Firefox and Safari with 10 new features. If you are using feedly on Firefox and Safari, please do a manual upgrade.

    Change summary

    ★ Firefox upgrade from old v10 codebase to latest v14 codebase.
    ★ A new left selector design. Less loud – more more all caps.
    ★ Better read/unread contrast
    ★ Sort alphabetically
    ★ Denser, cleaner list view
    ★ n/p keyboard shortcuts.
    ★ Fast view switching
    ★ Faster saving.
    ★ Better LinkedIn integration.
    ★ Better recommendations.
    Memory optimization

    Install the latest version now:

    Feedly for Firefox
    Feedly for Chrome
    Feedly for Safari
    Feedly mobile

    Detailed information

    Feature #1. Upgrading feedly firefox from the old v10 code base to the latest v14 codebase. Firefox users will be able to benefit from a lot of the enhancements we implemented over the last 12 months on Chrome. Going forward, we are going to release Firefox, Chrome and Safari all at the same time.

    Feature #2. A new left selector design. Less loud – no more all caps. Better contrast between read and unread. Feature #3. Sort alphabetically. More control over how feeds and categories are sorted on the left selector. Either drag and drop and easily re-sort alphabetically.

    Feature #4. fast view switching. One of the key features of feedly is that you can easily adapt the format/layout of your feeds to different workflows. We bubbled up that feature in the UI to make easy to try different views and see which one is right for you.

    Feature #5. faster saving. We improved the experience for users whose workflow is to quickly scan list views and save for later (aka star in Google Reader).

    Feature #6. Denser, cleaner list view. Making the transition from the Google Reader list view to the feedly list view as seamless as possible. Feature #7. n/p keyboard shortcuts. We improved support for the n(ext)/p(revious) keyboard shortcuts. Type ? in feedly to see the list of other keyboard shortcuts we support.

    Feature #8. Better recommendations. We improved the feedly curation algorithm used to select the articles which are featured at the top of each page.

    Feature #9. better LinkedIn integration. Special thanks to the buffer team for sprinting with us to make the feedly LinkedIn integration as seamless as possible.

    Feature #10. Memory optimization. No more memory leaks. No more refreshes while you are reading articles.

    Thanks again for all the feedback. Please continue to be vocal and help us spread the word.

    Millions of Bees

    Millions of Bees


    MG Siegler wrote an interesting article about the Google Reader crowd and why they are important to the web ecosystem. “Reader’s users, while again, relatively small in number, are hugely influential in the spread of news around the web. In a sense,...

    MG Siegler wrote an interesting article about the Google Reader crowd and why they are important to the web ecosystem.

    “Reader’s users, while again, relatively small in number, are hugely influential in the spread of news around the web. In a sense, Reader is the flower that allows the news bees to pollinate the social web. You know all those links you click on and re-share on Twitter and Facebook? They have to first be found somewhere, by someone.”

    These “bees” are curious and creative people who are selective about what and when they want to consume their information. They are designers, writers, teachers, researchers, developers, moms, students busily feeding their minds, connecting dots and sparking new conversations.

    We feel thankful that a lot of these influential bees are selecting feedly as their new flower. We believe that they are special and will be core to the feedly community going forward.

    We are doing our best to add hardware, listen, release updates and make sure that their transition is as seamless as possible.

    If you are a bee looking for a new flower, try feedly today and help us spread the word. Hashtag: #feedlybees

    An awesome skin: list view with full width support

    An awesome skin: list view with full width support


    Amazed by people’s creativity. Thank you Lockal. Here is a user script to make feedly more useful for people who need a list view with full width. You can get this userscripts from:http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/162237 What it does: Makes...

    Amazed by people’s creativity. Thank you Lockal. Here is a user script to make feedly more useful for people who need a list view with full width.

    You can get this userscripts from:
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/162237

    What it does:

    Makes layout a little more compact, less free space Full width of screen to display more content NO MORE YELLING AT YOU CAPITALIZED TEXT EVERYWHERE Grey colour title for read article when it is opened Mark categories with unread articles with bold Favicons are always shown Some visual fixes (e. g. misplaced images and youtube videos in RSS feeds) Arial Font to make webpages more responsive “shift+a” marks all as read

    Note:
    On Feedly need to use the ‘Modern Gray’ Theme and ‘Titles’ View.

    Feedly for Safari Update – 14.0.468

    Feedly for Safari Update – 14.0.468


    About 25% of the people who have been trying feedly over the last week have been Safari users. So we decided to do a sprint and improve the speed and experience. You can install the latest version of feedly for Safari from:Feedly for Safari Please leave...

    About 25% of the people who have been trying feedly over the last week have been Safari users. So we decided to do a sprint and improve the speed and experience.

    You can install the latest version of feedly for Safari from:
    Feedly for Safari

    Please leave a comment if you have trouble installing the extension or run into issues.

    Note: Firefox is next.

    Better Title View

    Better Title View


    We just pushed out version 14.0.469 of feedly for Chrome. The key feature of this update is a better title view: more compact, better shorting and easier to scan. Here is what it looks like: We would like to thank Christopher Seeds for his suggestions...

    We just pushed out version 14.0.469 of feedly for Chrome. The key feature of this update is a better title view: more compact, better shorting and easier to scan. Here is what it looks like:

    We would like to thank Christopher Seeds for his suggestions and mock-ups.

    If you are a Firefox or Safari user, we hope to have these updates and more available for you at the end of next weeks.

    As promised, we are going to continue to iterate fast so if you have suggestions, please post them to your user voice forum.

    Spike problem resolved.

    Spike problem resolved.


    Sorry for the performance issue we ran into this morning. The problem has been resolved. We are monitoring the servers and increasing capacity to be ahead of the next spike. Welcome to all of the feedly+Android users! We have a good news for you: new...

    Sorry for the performance issue we ran into this morning. The problem has been resolved. We are monitoring the servers and increasing capacity to be ahead of the next spike. Welcome to all of the feedly+Android users! We have a good news for you: new feedly 14 beta later this week.

    Priorities: Keeping the site up, listening and adding new features.

    Priorities: Keeping the site up, listening and adding new features.


    More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the feedly community over the last 48 hours. We love passionate readers. Welcome on board. Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions...

    More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the feedly community over the last 48 hours. We love passionate readers. Welcome on board.

    Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly.

    To keep the service up, we 10x our bandwidth and added new servers.

    For new features, we are listening actively to our new uservoice forum and will be pushing out new releases on a weekly basis. Be vocal: we love candid feedback.

    Note 1: Here are some tips on how to make feedly less pretty and more functional.

    Note 2: If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
    Feedly for iOS
    Feedly for Android
    Feedly for Chrome
    Feedly for Firefox
    Feedly for Safari

    Note 3: thanks for making feedly the #1 application on the Apple Store!

    Tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly

    Tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly


    October 2017 update: We have come a long way since March 2013. Personalization has emerged as one of the defining traits that our community loves about Feedly. So we have published a new tutorial to showcase our recommendations for personalizing your...

    October 2017 update: We have come a long way since March 2013. Personalization has emerged as one of the defining traits that our community loves about Feedly. So we have published a new tutorial to showcase our recommendations for personalizing your Feedly experience. Some of the terminology and screenshots below have changed since this post was published. Thank you for reading!

    Welcome to all the new Google Reader users migrating to Feedly. Below you’ll find some tips on how to adapt to the Feedly desktop interface.

    If you are not running Feedly, you can install the latest version free:
    Feedly for Firefox
    Feedly for Chrome
    Feedly for Safari

    Related: How to get the most out of your feedly on the desktop (CNET)
    Translations: Chinese

    Tip #0: Importing your Google Reader account

    To import your Google Reader feeds and categories over to Feedly, simply login to your feedly using your google account. Feedly will automatically sync your Google Reader account with feedly.

    Tip #1: A more condensed view

    A lot of Google Reader users use their reader as a research/curation tool and need to be able to crunch through a lot of articles very fast. When you are in a feed or category page, you can click on the gear icon and select the Titles view to get a denser text only experience. If you want assign the titles view to all your feeds and categories, there is a global knob in the preference page.

    Tip #2: Starring Articles

    When you hover on an article or inline it, you should see a bookmark icon. We call it the save for later icon. It functions similarly to the Google Reader star mechanism.

    Tip #3: A more visual experience

    Some of our users are designers using Feedly to keep up with trends in their industries. If the content of the sources you follow are very visual, we offer a Cards view which allow you to skim the content through a more visual experience.

    Tip #4 Preference Knobs

    At the bottom of the left selector, you will find a link to the feedly preferences. We offer a variety of knobs: auto-mark as read, link colors, default view, etc..

    Tip #5 Tagging

    Like Google Reader, Feedly includes the concept of tagging. You configure your list of tags in the preference or create them one by one as you go.

    Then as you open and read an article, you will see a +Tag option pre-configured with all your tags. We are working very hard to integrate the feedly tagging with both Evernote and Pinterest so that you can quickly organize and share your best finds.

    This is a live document. If you just migrated from Google Reader and have questions regarding how to adapt your existing workflow to the feedly interface, please leave a comment and we will be happy to try to help. We will update document as we get tips and questions.

    Tip #6 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Press ? to see the list of the keyboard shortcuts supported by Feedly

    Tip #7: Pick your theme

    At the bottom of the left selector, there is switch theme option. The white theme will make feedly feel more like the Google Reader environment.

    Did you recently switch from Google Reader to Feedly? What are your tips?

    Transitioning from Google Reader to feedly


    Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader. This is something we have been expecting for some time: We have been working on a project called Normandy which is a feedly clone of the Google Reader API – running on Google App...

    Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader. This is something we have been expecting for some time: We have been working on a project called Normandy which is a feedly clone of the Google Reader API – running on Google App Engine. When Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if you are a Google Reader user and using feedly, you are covered: the transition will be seamless.

    If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
    Feedly for iOS
    Feedly for Android
    Feedly for Firefox
    Feedly for Chrome
    Feedly for Safari

    Note 1: if you are migrating from Google Reader to feedly, here are some tips on how to personalize feedly to better match your existing workflows. If you have any feature request please add it on our feature request page.

    Note 2: if you are a third party developer using the Google Reader API and would like to integrate with Normandy, please send an email to [email protected] We would love to keep the Google Reader ecosystem alive.

    Update 22:24 PST: Bandwidth upgraded. New servers added. Welcome to all the new users.

    All Boats Leak


    There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch. The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?” Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring...

    There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch.

    The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?”

    Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey.

    More often, though, we’re so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere.

    -Seth Godin

    Finding the right balance is really hard. This is one of the reasons it is important to have in the founding team of a startup someone who is focused on the product (ie fixing the leaks) and someone who is focused on the market (ie going somewhere). -Edwin

    [Completed] Scheduled Downtime

    [Completed] Scheduled Downtime


    Hello feedlies! A quick heads up: We need to take the service offline tomorrow, Saturday Feb 23rd between 6:00pm PST and 10:00pm PST to make some changes to our database – to improve the performance going forward. If you need urgent access to your...

    Hello feedlies! A quick heads up: We need to take the service offline tomorrow, Saturday Feb 23rd between 6:00pm PST and 10:00pm PST to make some changes to our database – to improve the performance going forward. If you need urgent access to your feedly during that time, you can use the Google Reader interface. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Live Updates

    [18:44 PST] The scheduled maintenance started. We should be back online within 2 hours. Thank you for your patience. We will update this post as the status evolves.

    [18:57 PST] Maintenance complete. The service should be back online. Have a great week end.

    Better Sharing Personalization?

    Better Sharing Personalization?


    We are working on making the sharing options more comprehensive and more personalizable in feedly iOS and Android v 14. Besides Evernote and Pinterest, are there other sharing options which are important to...

    We are working on making the sharing options more comprehensive and more personalizable in feedly iOS and Android v 14.

    Besides Evernote and Pinterest, are there other sharing options which are important to you?

     

    Feedly for Chrome 14.0.466 is out


    We just pushed out a new version of feedly for chrome. It impacts both the feedly and the feedly plus flavors. Here is a quick overview of the change log: Change #1: We fixed a series of session related bugs. As a result, you should start seeing fewer...

    We just pushed out a new version of feedly for chrome. It impacts both the feedly and the feedly plus flavors.

    Here is a quick overview of the change log:

    Change #1: We fixed a series of session related bugs. As a result, you should start seeing fewer offline messages.

    Change #2: We renamed Today. The new name is Highlights. This is to re-enforce that that section is a subset of the articles published on your feedly. The content has not changed yet, but it will. Arthur is doing some usability research to understand how people use that section and how we can simplify it while making it more useful. More soon.

    Change #3: We renamed Latest. The new name is All. This is part of a bigger goal of better supporting people who read everything in their feedly and for whom All, unread counts, marking things as read and saving things for later is very important. Here again, Arthur is doing some UX research which will help us streamline some of the workflows power readers have put in place.

    Our focus for the first part of this year is to improve the quality and performance of feedly across the board. This is a first step towards that direction. Please let us know if you have questions/suggestions.

    Turbulence – Feb 17th, Feb 18th and Feb 19th.

    Turbulence – Feb 17th, Feb 18th and Feb 19th.


    We are in the process of upgrading some of our back end services to be able to handle more users faster. There will be some turbulence in the service over the next couple of days. Between now and then, here are some work arounds: 1) If you have trouble...

    We are in the process of upgrading some of our back end services to be able to handle more users faster. There will be some turbulence in the service over the next couple of days.

    Between now and then, here are some work arounds:

    1) If you have trouble logging into Feedly/Google Reader, please visit Google Reader and see if the authentication requires a captcha, if so login first to Google Reader and then go back and login to feedly.

    2) If you have trouble loading feedly, please wait a few minutes and try to restart your browser or the iOS and Android app.

    The service should feel a lot faster and more reliable by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience.

    Everyone needs an editor


    That’s the sort of design philosophy you’ll see in action as we continue to develop Vine. Of course, as the service evolves, you’re going to be an important part of its growth. We’ve been loving your feedback and look forward to getting more of...

    That’s the sort of design philosophy you’ll see in action as we continue to develop Vine. Of course, as the service evolves, you’re going to be an important part of its growth. We’ve been loving your feedback and look forward to getting more of it. After all, everyone needs an editor.

    From a great blog post about the design of Vine.

    Smarter Sharing: Feedly connects with Buffer

    Smarter Sharing: Feedly connects with Buffer


    It all started in summer of last year. We started to see an increasing number of users asking us to integrate buffer’s sharing features into feedly. At first, we did not understand why: we already had good integration with twitter and facebook. With...

    It all started in summer of last year. We started to see an increasing number of users asking us to integrate buffer’s sharing features into feedly.

    At first, we did not understand why: we already had good integration with twitter and facebook. With hindsight, it is obvious: feedly users tend to read their feedly once or twice  a day and love to share the best articles they find with their social networks to generate engagement and cultivate their digital persona. For users sharing a lot, the bursts end up overwhelming their followers.

    In November 2012, we met with the buffer team and were seduced by their level of energy and their obsession with customer happiness. Enough that we decided to do a sprint and build a small prototype of what a feedly+buffer experience might look like.

    Sharing an article on both Twitter and LinkedIn using Feedly+Buffer

    After a couple of days of usage, I was in love!

    My buffer is configured with my Twitter account, my facebook account and my LinkedIn account. The configuration lives in the buffer cloud, allowing me to access my accounts from lots of different apps and lots of different devices.

    In the mornings, when I read through my favorites sources in feedly, I can easily share the best articles to both Twitter and LinkedIn (I consider those two networks as isomorphic. They are both related to my passions and professional life and sharing content allows me to spark interesting conversations and build up karma).

    I have scheduled buffer to deliver articles to Twitter and LinkedIn every hour. So even though I am reading and sharing all my articles at around 5:45am in the morning, they get spread through the day, resulting in much better engagement.

    My buffer delivery schedule

    In December, we decided to take a couple of weeks and productize the prototype on both iOS and Chrome.

    Working with the buffer team was awesome: I have rarely seen people with such a positive attitude and so focused on doing the right thing for the customer.

    What we are announcing today, is the first step towards a long partnership: we have lots of great plans regarding adding more sharing options and making sharing more visual and impactful.

    If you are curious on how to get started, here is a quick tutorial:

    Go to www.bufferapp.com, create a free account and connect it with your social networks. Go to iTunes and make sure that you have the latest version of feedly for iOS. When you want to share an article on feedly for iOS (or feedly for Chrome), simply tap on the buffer icon, login, select the subset of networks you want to share with and that is it. Over time, try to think about what would be the ideal delivery schedule for your workflow and your audience. You might need to upgrade to the buffer awesome plan to get more flexibility. I did.

    Go ahead. Give it a try. You won’t go back!

    See Buffer’s post about the partnership.

    Special thanks to Leo and Cyril for driving this project. Thanks to TNWAppAdvice, The Social Media Hat, Lifehack and MacLife for helping us spread the news.

    Edwin // feedly co-founder and CEO

    BMW i Window


    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WJ23wb_gduo] #brilliant...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WJ23wb_gduo]

    #brilliant #contentmarketing

    Your Best Work

    Your Best Work


    Food for thoughts. /at Stanford d.school /via John Lilly’s Tumblr....

    Food for thoughts. /at Stanford d.school /via John Lilly’s Tumblr. -Edwin

    9 Ways To Optimize The New Feedly


    [Note: you can install the new feedly on iOS, Android, Kindle, Chrome, Firefox and Safari] 1) Feeling lost in the concept or navigation? Start by thinking of feedly as a simple mobile browser. Open the explore panel by tapping on the top right search...

    [Note: you can install the new feedly on iOS, Android, Kindle, Chrome, Firefox and Safari]

    1) Feeling lost in the concept or navigation?

    Start by thinking of feedly as a simple mobile browser. Open the explore panel by tapping on the top right search icon and search for your favorite blog or news website. Feedly should load the content of that site as a set of “cards”. Swipe through the cards until you find an article you like. Tap on the article to expand it. Read. Repeat this experience and see if you like the experience. If you do, start personalizing feedly (see point #2).

    2) Search your favorite topics and add your favorite sites.

    Feedly is all about personalizing your sources and customizing your news deck! A wide variety of content and media can be added, from blogs and news sites to magazines to Youtube channels to Google News topics. More than 18,000,000 awesome sources can be added. For example, if you want to add gizmodo to feedly, you can search for gizmodo (title) or #gadgets (topic) or http://www.gizmodo.com (website url) or even http://feeds.gawker.com/gizmodo/vip (rss feed url)

    3) Feedly Mini, the sidekick for smarter browsing on the web. desktop only

    Many times we stumble upon great content while browsing the web or exploring links shared by friends. The feedly mini icon appears at the bottom right of your Chrome or Firefox window when you install feedly desktop. It is the easiest way to connect and stay in touch with the site!

    4) Sort your categories. desktop only

    The way you organize your categories on the feedly desktop navigation bar defines the order in which the categories are displayed in the today section and the mobile navigation bar. So if you want to re-order things to reflect your interests, go to feedly desktop, drag and drop to re-order and then reload feedly mobile.

    5) Different views for different sources.

    Not all sources are meant to look the same! The list view works best for dense sources or efficiency-minded users. The cards view enhances visual content and slower reading. The magazine view bring a balance between text and visuals. Sources and categories can be individually set or you can pick a default view for all sources in the advanced settings.

    6) Night and Day. mobile only

    Choose between a dark background (night theme) or white background (day them). These options are available in the mobile advanced settings panel.

    7) Make the most out of Today.

    Some sources are must-reads to you and all of their posts should be bubbled up in your Today page. Other sources are so prolific only the latest or most popular items should make it to the Today page. That is why the option “Showcase more in Today” is useful: it will bump up the content of that source in the Today page.

    8) Use Buffer for smarter sharing.

    Feedly already lets you easily share articles with your twitter, Facebook and Google+. But for those us “heavy sharers” buffer is an awesome extension. The trickling feature of buffer allows you to read and share while you do your reading but the articles are delivered throughout the day to avoid punctual over sharing. Your friends and followers will love you for this!

    9) Be vocal. Participate to the roadmap.

    We work very closely with the feedly community to plan the roadmap of the feedly monthly releases. If you have creative ideas on how to improve the feedly experience. We would love to hear about them. See the feedly uservoice for more information.

    If you are an advanced feedly user and have tips you would like to share to the community, please leave a comment.

    If you are a new feedly user and have a question which is not address in this document, please send us an email to [email protected]

    2,000 reviews, 5-star average. Thank you.

    2,000 reviews, 5-star average. Thank you.


    The support you have been providing us since the launch of the new feedly mobile in September has been awesome: this has direct impact on our ranking in the app store. So thank...

    The support you have been providing us since the launch of the new feedly mobile in September has been awesome: this has direct impact on our ranking in the app store. So thank you!

    Audi Envisions A Future Of Laser Brakes


    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PmeeUGrDkPw#!] Really interesting concept...

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PmeeUGrDkPw#!]
    Really interesting concept #innovation

    Design Empathy


    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9TIspgTbLM&feature=player_embedded] Super interview of the founder of IDEO about design empathy. This is another viewpoint on the benefits of being obsessed about who your customers are and how they use your...

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9TIspgTbLM&feature=player_embedded]

    Super interview of the founder of IDEO about design empathy. This is another viewpoint on the benefits of being obsessed about who your customers are and how they use your product.

    Manifesto of Content Strategy


    Learning more about content marketing. This is a great...

    Learning more about content marketing. This is a great watch:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNwf3ETUph4]

    Design Empathy


    Here is a great presentation from Braden Kowitz on optimizing the design process. Lot of insights around empathy and the importance of testing often and early. Arthur has been putting a very similar process in place this year when we designed the new...

    Here is a great presentation from Braden Kowitz on optimizing the design process. Lot of insights around empathy and the importance of testing often and early. Arthur has been putting a very similar process in place this year when we designed the new feedly mobile.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQl74ARR9RY&feature=player_embedded]