You know you like the Google Reader’s river view and J-Key. So yeah, we got that now for Safari and FF. Pour another bowl of cereal and keep reading.
Like the great engineers over at Google Reader, we’ve decided to pre-fetch some assets off screen, and mark them read only when they become visible in your browser. A good idea and really good for speed.
OH, do you see our handy new feature? Instead of a slightly-untruthful “Mark all as read” button, we’re providing a very honest, very flexible “Skip older than…” button. You choose the dates of what you want to skip, and you can alter the dates any time you change your mind. See this reputable 3rd party graphic for more details:
Y’all got WINGS?**
OF course there’s more. We mentioned our keyboard shortcuts, but we didn’t show you the FLAVA , namely that you can rate and skip to the next asset with one click. Rating what you consume is good for the people.
Think of [j] [k] [l] as 1 star, 2 stars and 3 stars. Give a little feedback right at the moment of consumption and you’ll be thankful for years to come. And others will thank you, too. In addition, [;] shares a asset and [h] jumps back to the previous asset. For our German keyboard using friends who have the ö key in the same location as the US keyboard’s semicolon, you can use [ö] for sharing too. (Internationalization win.)
Can you fine Gentlemen tell us about the other new features?
Yes there are additional great features in this release. Features so sweet that Flava Flav + Morris Day are going to have some words with you about that in an upcoming post.
Until then, ride the river and read 10 times as fast.
** Question: When was the last time your search term only returned one result in the Google? This one rocks it with and without the apostrophe.
Update: Now that this post is in the Google, you’ll need search without the apostrophe to only get 1 hit.