Feedly’s New Slider View Makes it Easier to Read Your News Feeds

feedlyThe reigning champ of news readers rolled out a new update today for their web interface. They say that it will make it easier for readers to stay on top of their feeds while reading a story.

What they’re launching today is a new reading mode called slider, and it is an optional alternative way to display articles from the feeds you follow. Rather than have the article appear in a window in the list of read and unread articles, you can now have the article pop out of the right side of the screen  in a slider which looks like this:

feedly slider

The new reading mode is optional under the title and magazine viewing modes, but it is built in to the card viewing mode.  You can turn it on or disable from the preferences menu.

Have you used it yet?

I’ve played with it for a few minutes, and it’s growing on me. It looks very different from the service I’m using now, but I can see the value of Feedly’s new design.

By placing the article in its own window, Feedly has made it easier for me to jump back from reading the article to sorting my feeds. I can see the list of articles at all times, so when I finish reading an article I will immediately know my location in the list and can continue to browse the list without concern that I might miss something.

It’s a subtle change but a surprisingly useful one.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Paul22 August, 2014

    Or if you use Reeder on a Mac you’ve already had a similar option to this for years (and I use Feedly for syncing it)


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