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 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]

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

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?

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.

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

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 Giant – Subscribe
The visual effects team behind the clever science fiction short-films Plot Device, Order Up, and the hilarious Form 17.
Vimeo Staff Picks – Subscribe
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 Ablin – Subscribe
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 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 Altucher – Subscribe
James Altucher’s blog on….everything
Seth Godin – Subscribe
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 arthur@feedly.com