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  1. Make "recently starred" articles visible even when "Hide read articles" is on

    In my day to day routine I have "Hide read articles" selected.
    I click on articles, one by one, until none remains.
    Sometimes I star one article which I like but I don't have time to finish reading. I would like to read those later but...
    Because "Hide read articles" is selected, I never see "my recently starred" item (is considered to be read and thus hidden).
    My suggestion is to keep all starred articles visible under the "my recently starred" topic in order for us to be able to easily see them.
    Thanks.

    35 votes
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    • add multi language support for the UI (e.g. spanish, german, french, etc..)

      It would be really nice to have the user interface available in languages other then english. I am sure the community would help with the translations...

      43 votes
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      • rss filter

        add user-defined word filter, so a rss feed title that contains this world is not downloaded.

        exemple : name*,football,psp+theme

        i get many rss i dont care about.maybe this would even make the download of feeds faster.

        9 votes
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        • Make enclosures (video/audio) selectable and downloadable during the next sync

          Make enclosed media be recognizable in NewsRob and then selectable for download.

          NewsRob will not become a media app, it will only ask the Android download service to make the download.

          Original feature request:

          download videos if available (in background)

          for two reaons

          - i can stay in newsrob only, the app swapping process is sooo heavy. i dont want any other app to come up when i'm reading my rss
          - the youtube app,if launched by newsrob,crashes my phone half the times (reboot)

          4 votes
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          • Automatic mobile web page download for starred articles

            I think it would de really useful to have the possibility to set automatic mobile web page download for starred articles. This setting should have nothing to deal with current feeds setting. It should be something related to starred articles only. This could be really helpful for people like me who normally read feed on the fly during the day while online and then, while getting back home on the subway, use to read offline what they have starred during the day.

            17 votes
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            • Quick button to see all Starred Articles

              I'd like it if there was a menu option that just jumped me directly to the all recently starred articles page.

              Sometimes, I just want to quickly see the articles I starred recently, either immediately after I open up the app or while browsing one of my feeds. On my Droid 2.0.1, there's a small lag between button presses, so a lot of time is wasted clicking on "my recently starred," then on "all articles." The size of the buttons (very thin, possibly due to the 854x480 resolution) also causes some misses, adding even more time before I get to…

              120 votes
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              • Allow the user to create home screen shortcuts to open chosen feeds/reading lists

                It would be really great if you could respond to the ACTION_CREATE_SHORTCUT intent and allow the user to long press on the home screen and create a shortcut to directly open a chosen feed or reading list (i.e. all items menu for any folder). This would be great for one-click access.

                8 votes
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                • Dont try to load items over the network if no network connection exists

                  I read articles on the subway with no network connection. Sometimes I get the loading circle animation in the middle of the article as it tries to load an image or something, even though there is no network connection at all. It would be good to either move this loading animation or to detect if the network is connected or not.

                  30 votes
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                  • Robustness: NewsRob should also make images available offline that don't have an extension

                    Sometimes in webpages images are referenced where the url doesn't end in a proper image file extension, e.g. ".png".

                    Example:
                    http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=yIl2AUoC8zA

                    An actual browser would deal with that by looking at the Content-Type:

                    curl --head http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=yIl2AUoC8zA
                    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
                    ETag: Kg31R1CGIqw4HTZpTQkVWDFniR0
                    Content-Type: image/gif
                    Content-Length: 997
                    Expires: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 19:27:43 GMT
                    Cache-Control: max-age=425218
                    Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:20:45 GMT
                    X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
                    X-XSS-Protection: 0
                    Server: GFE/2.0

                    NewsRob should somehow deal with that and add the file extension so that the embedded browser can render the images.

                    6 votes
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                    • Cleanup Cache

                      NewsRob stores article assets (images, html etc.) to the SD card.
                      When everything works fine NewsRob deletes those assets when the article itself gets deleted by NewsRob.
                      But in some cases this automatic cleanup is not possible, e.g. NewsRob is uninstalled and then later on installed again. The old directories and files of the pre-existing articles will still be on the SD card.

                      So in the future NewsRob should regularly remove all directories/files for which no article is existing in NewsRob's database anymore.

                      9 votes
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                      • Behave more intelligently for 'autosync' when network unavailable

                        If the user is reading articles and then stops, but when the 5-min sync to update GR with the read articles runs the device has no connectivity, NR doesn't always successfully sync.

                        For example, I read 100 articles on the train, but because of the Android bug #2845 the connection didn't re-aquire for 45 minutes (when I forced it by toggling Airplane mode). Unfortunately, this seems to mean that the auto update never happened. However, once I did a manual refresh the correct updates were made and GR was up to date.

                        It would be good if NR could recognise…

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                        • Enhanced Locale Support

                          Currently Locale support is limited to a single Sync. It would be neat if the locale actions could be extended to add a "Download Articles every...." with the same options as the sync frequency in the NewsRob options.

                          That way, I could have, say, a guaranteed daily sync at 4am using the existing Locale integration, but could also set it up so that under certain conditions (wifi, A/C power, when I'm at the office, etc) Newsrob syncs every 30 minutes, but then when I'm outside of that scenario it reduces (or disables) the sync frequency.

                          50 votes
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                            Yes, that was actually the original plan anyway, but I never came round to finish it. Everything else seemed more important. Maybe the voting here will help me find the time for it.

                          • Create 'Share in Google Reader' intent

                            It would be good to have an intent exposed by NewsRob so that articles / URLs / Notes can be shared as a Google Reader article from anywhere in the Android EcoSystem, using the Google Reader 'Notes' functionality.

                            I envisage it'd work as a long-press on a URL which would pop up a dialog with fields for Title, Content/Excerpt, and URL (so one can be manually typed if necessary). Once the user clicks okay, a shared note with the URL etc would be created in reader.

                            It would be pretty cool if this could work for selected text and images…

                            114 votes
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                              planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • Add widget support - showing latest headlines

                              Add a widget support for showing the latest headlines/articles for a selected feed.

                              For best result widget support should come in selectable sizes, say [3x2, 3x3,3x4], [4x1,4x2,4x3,4x4].

                              The number of articles/headlines displayed varies with size of the feed.

                              Clicking a article/headline should show the description or optionally Display web page (Like 'Manage feed')

                              Optionally a small widget (1x1) would only show unread count (a number) of the selected feed.

                              256 votes
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                                planned  ·  41 comments  ·  Admin →
                              • Make NewsRob more stable: Deal with slow/not responding hosts

                                When dealing with a slow/not responding site, e.g. Sueddeutsche.de feed / web pages, it seems that the download runs forever.

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                                • Option not to download articles older than a day

                                  I'd like to be able to download the paper in the morning to be able to read offline on the train, but this requires logging into google reader and marking all articles older than a day as read. Would be great if NewsRob could do that for me.

                                  14 votes
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                                    I will take this into consideration.
                                    For your described issue, I am wondering why this is a problem? You will have the most recent articles and the sorting will show the most recent articles first, so you can just stop reading, when you have enough current articles, but if you have more time you could just keep going, right?

                                  • Add support for multiple accounts

                                    I use two separate Google Reader accounts, one for work, one for personal stuff (humour, etc). I'd really like to have NewsRob be able to sync both accounts. That way, I could read either on my phone, and have my work articles sync'd for the account I log into when I get to the office.

                                    The alternative is to either have all my feeds under one account (not so good, as not all of them are work-friendly), or run two different Google Reader clients on my phone (not so good, as there aren't any other decent GR clients - and…

                                    43 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Alert for keywords.

                                      Provide the ability to provide a list of keywords/phrases that can trigger either an alert for certain words/phrases.

                                      extended thoughts: Ability to set maximum alert frequency, regex support for searches, locale tag.

                                      17 votes
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                                        Could you please add some more details?

                                        Please explain a use case, how you would use this feature?

                                        Could you please also state how this differs from the use of Google Alerts and a feed to search.twitter.com?

                                        How would this feature be integrated with the existing notification meachnism?

                                      • 123 votes
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                                        • 17 votes
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