FeedLab, a third-party Feedly app for Windows 10, has made a big jump to version 3.0 with a whole host of tweaks across the board, including new keyboard shortcuts, settings options, and methods for interacting with lists of articles. Additionally, one of the bigger changes in this latest update is that the app is now translated and localized to German, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers.
Generally speaking, FeedLab's developers say you should see better and more fluid performance in several areas throughout the app. FeedLab also now includes some subtle elements of Fluent Design, including a blur effect when the app's menu appears over content. That's in addition to general tweaks to the way articles are presented, fixes for bugs with article sharing, and more.
Here's a look at just some of the highlights from the official release notes:
- We added the German translation
- We added the Brazilian / Portuguese translation
- We added the Spanish translation
- We improved the menu for better performance
- We implemented a new scroll bar and a blur effect to adopt the Microsoft Fluent Design when the menu appears over the content
- We redesigned the setting, with a blur effect to adopt the Microsoft Fluent Design, and with the total removal of green color
- Sharing - Your accounts are now synchronized between your Windows 10 devices
- Sharing - Now, there is an option to disable the advanced sharing of FeedLab, to use only the Windows 10 sharing
- We simplified the action to mark all articles as read
- We added the action "Mark as read older than one day"
- We added the action "Mark as read older than one week"
- We fixed the issue to share an article via Facebook
- We fixed the sharing of article to avoid encoding errors of Window 10
- We added the possibility to pin the number of unread articles on your lock screen
- We improve the live tiles
If Feedly is your RSS reader service of choice and you're on the lookout for a native Windows 10 app, FeedLab is worth checking out. The app is available for free from the Microsoft Store now, and you can also check out the full release notes for a look at every tweak that has gone into the release of version 3.0.
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How about Windows Central? When are you guys going to update the app with Fluent Design?
Great app that just got even better. Although I don't understand opening the menu with the back button on the Home page. It is against design guidelines for an app not exiting with the back button at all.
Hello Gregorius, We have hesitated with this feature, but many users asked us to open the menu with the back button. Consequently, we have tested this feature during 3 months in Insider Preview of FeedLab, with a panel of 250 users, and there was no bad feedback on it. So we kept this feature. We try to satisfy the majority of users, but unfortunately we know that is impossible to satisfy 100% of users. Thanks
Dan, I strongly suspect you got this news from AAWP, given that you also linked to the release notes, which I had to ferret out online. Can I ask you PLEASE to link to source articles when relevant? It's the polite thing to do. The original URL was here.
Hello Steve, No, we have contacted Windows Central yesterday with all informations, to communicate this new version 3.0 of FeedLab ;) thanks
Great work on the app.
Just to point out, Steve wrote the article about this version 2 days before Dan. Just thought I'll point that out. 😊
Doesn't make any difference whatsoever. The devs emailed us, we threw it in the news pile and posted it from that. Who posted 'first' doesn't give them the rights to getting backlinks from everyone else. That's not how this game works. You get a press release, that's your source material. If we need to source, we source.
I would like to suggest a change for a future update. When we set dark theme and open articles in web view, the page turns white, not dark theme. Also second issue, comments for articles don't exist unless we select web view. I would appreciate if you can make web view to use dark theme and make comments appear in feedlab mobilizer view. Thank you kindly.
Hello Danial, Thank you for feedbacks.
About the dark theme with webviews, it depends of websites. We can't change the interface of a website. And a lot of websites has a transparent background with a black font color, so we can't force the dark theme on the background. The second suggestion is interesting, but technically a lot of websites have their own system for the comments. Thanks
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