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.
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.
6 thoughts on “Blogline's new interface is beta”
I think the new bloglines is just a minor improvement. I still like Nevibes a lot better.
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
I think it’s an improvement, but definitely nothing drastic. However, we can’t expect a company to change something that’s already working 🙂
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.
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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