I’ve converted to Rojo from Bloglines, which I’m so far happy about when looking at the power features, the only thing is that Rojo has some fundamental issues which I hope are seen to…it needs to have the simple functions in place so my reading experience can be less frustrating.
Check out my Rojo post about it being a great power RSS Reader.
So far what I’m happy about is river of news reading, and using tags (feeds can live in more than one tag), and also the flagging folder…I also like the instant collapse/expand for all or each item/s.
These just cover the fundamental features
…but I’ll just quickly add that OPML export doesn’t work, and I wish it had it’s own URL anyway, and what about at the tag level (Reading Lists are the in thing).
Also I’d like to Print a feed or tag in one easy click
…and what about some key navigation.
OK, that’s it, back to the basic features.
- Lacks manually sorting feeds or tags
I’d like to put my most read tag at the top of my subscriptions.
Also I would like to order the feeds in this tag, so my most read feed is at the top.
- Lacks Reading posts by oldest first
Reason being, if I don’t read Rojo for a couple of days or a week, I have a stack of posts to read…reading these by newest doesn’t make sense as I sometimes don’t understand a post because I haven’t read an earlier post
- Lacks keep “Mark as Read”
When reading a subscription I understand you can manually mark it as read or have this automatically happen when you click off that feed.
But what if I’m reading a feed, and I decide I haven’t got time to finish reading it, I’d like to be able to “mark all new”…I feel I’m already committed.
- I want to mark all posts on a single page as read
(in Rojo, if a feed has more than 100 new posts, it shows them in pages)
Sometimes I don’t read Rojo for a week
If I read by feed tag there may be 5 pages of posts for a feed tag, I might only get through 1 or 2 pages, so I would like to mark just those pages as read (either manually or automatically when you click to the next page…if you did it manually it would probably take you to the next page anyway)
If I read by a single feed, there may be sometimes 2 or more pages to read, if I only get through the first, I would just like to manually mark just this page as read, and I’ll read the other page later.
At the moment my only option is to not mark the feed read at all, and later on I will have to go through all the posts I’ve seen again…or automatically mark the feed as read, which means I will have to remember to go through read posts for the feed one day, if I remember (to see the ones I actually didn’t get a chance to see).
I also agree that if you are on page 5 of a feed or feed tag, marking read (manually or automatically) will also mark posts that arrived during your reading…you will never know they existed…that’s a worry
…I think marking a page as read will solve all these problems.
[ADDED: re-naming folders]