September 2, 2013 | Posted in:News
Feedly App Review
Are you still looking for a replacement for google reader? Then I advise you checkout Feedly. One of the great things about this app is the ability to seamlessly migrate all your content strait from google reader to the Feedly platform. Unfortunately, this function finished on the 1st of july. BUT! Luckily this is actually a really good app. Even to the point where I am now using it on a daily basis.
Feedly is a great way to view and arrange all your online reading material, in one, easy to use place. I must admit, for the first few minutes of using this app I was quite overwhelmed and confused, probably more so, as I have not had a great deal of experience with news / feed readers. But once you grasp the concept of the layout and navigation it is actually really easy to use.
It’s safe to say that the designers of this app had user ease in mind from the word go. After downloading Feedly and opening the app, you are greeted with the window we all want to see, “login using your google account”. I, along with many people, love this option. It just makes life that bit easier not having to create ANOTHER account.
Once in the application there are 3 main sections, kind of broken up into a left, centre, and right hand arrangement. Left being the user panel, where you arrange and navigate your saved feeds and youtube channels. This is broken into categories for easy navigation, with a user settings tab at the bottom of the list where you able to customise a large number of settings. This is good for really personalising things.
The centre / main screen is where your feeds and videos are displayed. If you read the Feedly description you will see the mention of “cards”. This is a great new function they have come up with as it (as the description says) displays your feeds in card form. Reducing the amount of information that needs to be loaded and decreasing the load time and data usage. Simply flick through the cards to find the article you want to read.
Cards and articles are also crammed full of features. From opening in your browser to display options, super fast and easy social media sharing and much more. All these functions are displayed in our video walk through.
Finally we have the main search bar or right screen. This has multiple useful options. The main layout of the the screen is a tiled image style category search. Good for browsing and discovering popular feeds and videos based on category. The screen is headed with a nice, simple search bar. Using 3 methods of search such as URL, title and #topic. With the combination of all these search systems you are guaranteed to find cool new articles and feeds any time.