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  1. Handle charset specified in html header

    Some web sites specified content charset in html page header, not in http header.
    If NewsRob downloaded the page, NewsRob just treat the content as encoded in iso8859-1 and ignore charset from html header. This results in corrupted characters due to wrong encoding.

    However all other browsers and rss readers handle this problem correctly.
    This is a common problem for non-English users. Please consider add this feature (practically, it is a bug of NewsRob) to NewsRob.

    This issue is asked on forum at least three times. (You can find more technical detail in first thread)
    https://groups.google.com/group/newsrob/browse_thread/thread/97e4f2d4e8b1e7c0/fd7ac548c2dad0ac
    https://groups.google.com/group/newsrob/browse_thread/thread/53f2f7d275856296/fb9d67159da3a181
    http://groups.google.com/group/newsrob/browse_thread/thread/8ec388f4d1d27187

    You can…

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    • 15 votes
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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.

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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?

        • show sync status in the notification window.

          This went away in the recent update in which the option to turn off the action bar was implemented. Previously, sync status (# downloaded, etc) would show in the sync notification - now it only shows as a popup from the action bar. With the action bar disabled, there's no way to view sync status. The old system should be reimplemented into the notification during sync.

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          • Ability to change font size of list containing all news within a feed. The font size is too small.

            Thank you for this application. This is the most used used application on my phone.

            I travel in a train to office, and I browse through the news on my way. I find the font too small for the list of news within a feed, and hence I need to hold the phone really close to my face to read it. That looks really funny. I hope you can provide a simple option where I can edit the font of the list of news items.

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            • Support Android 4.x

              There are a number of issues with newsrob on Android 4.x (Verizon Galaxy Nexus).

              1) App load time seems significantly longer than on my old Droid Incredible.

              2) There is some issue with the row highlight animation on the feed list screen. It is slow and stutters, and the specific article Activity won't launch until the very slow animation finishes. So it adds some significant time into going into articles.

              3) The animation for the refresh button in the action bar is very, very, strange under 4.0.2 it looks like it's screwing and stretching in 3D as it rotates. Very…

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              • Show a count in the title bar

                When going through large feeds article by article, it would be good to have an idea of where in the list you are. A simple "2 remaining" or similar in a small font in the title bar would be good.

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                • Add two pane option for tablet support

                  Add option for two pane simultaneous viewing of feeds, previews and reading (browser) sections for android tablets. I currently use NewsRob on my Archos 101 (and hope to use it on future tablets) and would really like to take advantage of the screen real estate. It would be the first tablet RSS google reader.

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                  • tts

                    Could TTS (Text To Speech) functionality be added so I could listen to news while driving?

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                    • Sync marked read articles to Google Reader immediately

                      I use multiple clients on multiple computers, and keep getting my 'marked read' state out of whack because making as read doesn't change the state remotely until I sync. I'd love an option for immediate read state synching.

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                      • Fontsize for lists

                        In waiting for an optimized version for tablets, it would be nice if there were options to set the font size of the feed and articles lists, like the one for the internal browser.

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                        • Hide Read Articles 'Later'

                          Hi. I have one of those grocery list app and when I check off something off the list, it stays visible until I restart the app. This is good in case an item was accidentally checked off ... or if I want to refer to what was checked off ...

                          I think the same could apply to NR. For instance, in NR if read articles are hidden, right away. So, if you use the left/right arrows to go from articles to articles and want to return to an article you saw from the feed page, you need to unhide read…

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                          • Add the ability to toggle Notifications on a per-label(tag) basis

                            Right now, you can turn on Notifications for any individual feed (provided you have Notifications turned on in the general options). It would be nice to also be able to turn notifications on (or off) for an entire label (tag/folder/whatever you call it).

                            That way, it would be easier to manage notifications in bulk. For example, a user could turn on notifications for existing categories in google reader, or create a special "NewsRob Notifications" tag to manage which feeds to be notified of.

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                            • Polish language for the UI

                              Maybe you could add the Polish language for user interface? I could deal with the translation if it would be necessary.

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                              • Give a completion update/status after syncing

                                I had a problem where Newsrob was unable to download the web content for a number of articles because my SD card had run out of space. However, I didn't know why half the articles hadn't downloaded successfully.

                                So it would be good if there was some sort of 'last sync status' available (perhaps via a menu option) so that users could get some information about how/why a sync failed if articles they were expecting to have been downloaded weren't available on the device.

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                                • Allow the user to choose between a serif and sans serif font for reading articles

                                  It would make long NewsRob sessions much easier on the eyes if it were possible to read articles using a serif font. Of course it would also be good to allow the option to continue the current behaviour.

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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Locale Plugin: Make notification controllable by Locale

                                    I would like to control notifications by Locale. It will be great if we can set "enable notification" OR "disable notification".

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                                    • Adapt to Google Plus changes

                                      The reader interface has changed. It's time to adapt to the Google Plus features.

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                                      • Browser Option

                                        Offer option to use a different browser for web content than the built in browser for richer content

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                                        • select text for sharing

                                          It would be great if it was possible to select a portion of an article before doing "Share with note" and have that portion of the text be used to populate the note box. I often quote a snippet of the article when sharing notes, and currently there's no way to select text and copy/paste it from the article view.

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