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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@sarahintampa / Techcrunch
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.
Save to board on mobile
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.
What Will YOU SAVE?
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.
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 experience
New 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 insights
New 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 Highlight
New 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 Boards
New 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” extension
One 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
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.
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