So I sort of got happily stuck for awhile over the Feedly feed app this morning and I’m so glad that by using one Google ID my Feedly news has united my favorite blog and youtube updates across both my iPad mini and my Samsung S5 phone. There is also the option of signing up with your Facebook account. I needed something newer and quicker than Pulse reader, which seems to have changed and not for the better once LinkedIn took over. I noticed that some RSS string feeds from sites I had saved weren’t updating and if they did they wouldn’t deliver thumbnails of the posts (that’s the cover photo of the article, in case you don’t know what a thumbnail is)! That just wouldn’t do for me, so for now I’ve moved over to Feedly.
What’s also nice about Feedly is once you’ve viewed an update or read the post it will disappear from the list and move to the Recently Read category. There is also the lovely option to automate opening the actual blog post links in browser or YouTube if you’re traditional and don’t want to read the articles within Feedly. You can still be redirected from the app to your favorite sites, but at least all of your updates are sorted in one place. Feedly largely reduces wasted time of typing in website URLs and app hopping and if you see the feed has no update then you needn’t go to it. Click through to see how I’ve fixed my news using Feedly and how different pages look.