Blogline's new interface is beta

Bloglines beta screenshot

Bloglines have announced a beta of their new interface, just after I jumped ship to Google Reader. The new interface looks snazzier than the old one and they’ve adopted some of the conventions of Google Reader. Clicking on a subscription doesn’t mark all items as read for example.

The same accelerator keys still work, and “s” still jumps to the next feed, but they don’t have the star and sharing features of Reader. If you’re reading this through a feed reader jump to the front page of ocaoimh.ie and you’ll see an “I like these” list on the sidebar. Those are my shared items. Damn, I found something sticky in Reader that I can’t live without.

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Bloglines now has 3 views of your feed. Like Google Reader you have the Quick and Full views, but a third view, the “3 pane view” looks more like an email client or news reader. Nice, but I’m too used to the full view to switch now.

If i hadn’t already moved to Google Reader I’d be disappointed. The new 3-pane-view is nice but not enough to make me jump back to Bloglines. It’s beta, so hopefully it’s not too late to add a few new features.


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6 thoughts on “Blogline's new interface is beta


  1. I was never into the web-based rss sites. FF live bookmarks are good enough for me. I also liked thunderbird’s RSS reader but there’s always someone who posts more than all the others combined and that sort of clogs it up


  2. I think it’s an improvement, but definitely nothing drastic. However, we can’t expect a company to change something that’s already working :)


  3. As Sandra has said its not a major improvement over the previous version. Its a slight improvement but nothing substantial! Personal i prefer a stand alone reader.


  4. Don’t quite see what major improvements rss readers should undergo:D I mean its an rss reader. In any case bloglines is alright if you use web based readers. Desktop widgets are much better.


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    AS DID, HIS FATHER AND GRAND FATHER.
    “SAFETY”AND “AMERICA FIRST”,IS HIS ONLY DESIRE.
    I HAVE STUDIED THIS AS A”DIE HARD”
    DEMOCRAT , AND I FIND THAT OBAMA,HAS GIVEN US(NOTHING) , BUT UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.HE ALWAYS ANSWERS A QUESTION WITH A QUESTION. AND THE MEDIA SEEMS TO HIDE ,AND DISREGARD
    THE FACT,THAT HE HAS NO MILITARY , EXPERIENCE. ARE YOU FORGETTING? OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE DYING RIGHT NOW,IN THE NAME OF AMERICA,AND AMERICA IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL,LOOKING FOR A ROCK STAR.
    THESE MOVIE STARS, PLAY ACT,FOR A LIVING.THEY ENTERTAIN PEOPLE.THEY ARE LOCKED INTO A FANTASY WORLD. LIKE PARIS HILTON,THAT CAN’T FIND TEXAS ON A MAP,AND JESSICA SIMPSON,THINKS THAT(CHICKEN OF THE SEA TUNA )IS REALLY CHICKEN..LOL!!SO!, IN ALL OBAMA HAS GIVEN US NOTHING ,EXCEPT MORE QUESTIONS . “AND EXTREMELY UNQUALIFIED”.
    VOTE….. MCCAIN/PALIN.

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