Someone needs to hack the Bloglines notifier so you can see the title of the new post, when the notifier pops up.
At the moment the pop up just notifies you of a new entry, it doesn’t tell you what that entry is about
…so how do I know whether it’s worth my while opening Bloglines to read the new post, when I could just be told in the pop-up.
The reason I’ve noticed this is I downloaded Sharpreader to try out a desktop based RSS reader (very cool reader, simple yet effective, I like it…good for beginners, but also good to keep using).
…anyway the SharpReader notifier does exactly this in the pop-up…it shows the title of a new post, and the blog it’s from, and you can even click on the title to link straight to the post in SharpReader (you can even set the time length of the notifier before it disappears).
This way you can decide whether you want to one click launch to read the article then and there, or if you want wait a while and read it later when you open up SharpReader.
[ADDED: 23/06/05 Another option would be to be able to have the notifier work at the feed level or folder level…so if you subscribe to 100 feeds, you only want to be notified of your 10 favourite feeds…this way the notifier only pops up for the feeds you have selected.]