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  1. 6 votes
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    • When connected (3G or Wifi) open cached version first, not re-download

      Say the cache copy has been downloaded on Wifi the night before, NR still re-loads the page when on 3G, instead of jumping straight to the cached version (you can see the network connection activity going). This occurs even if set to sync on Wifi only, when the article is opened in or switched to web view and not feed view.

      When connected to 3G, NR always uses data to view the article in web mode, even if it had been previously downloaded on Wifi. Currently the user would have to turn off their entire 3G connection to get NR…

      3 votes
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        Well, the actual content is downloaded … most of it, but there is something left that NewsRob didn’t get.

        When this gets voted up I would need to find a specific example where this happens and then find out what it is that I missed.

      • Allow specifying a per-feed keyword expression (with ANDs, ORs and parens) to filter out any articles that match the expression.

        For example hackernews has good articles on programming and science and technology and also a bunch of articles on venture capital, and javascript both of which are uninteresting to me. So I would like to specify:

        entrepeneur OR "venture capital" OR javascript OR node.js

        To filter out articles that matched this expression.

        Currently the free newsrob works fine for me. But if you added this feature, I would definitely buy it.

        -Thanks David

        4 votes
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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • Justify text in article view

          My eyes would be much happier if the text of an article was justified instead of having the right edge of the text remain rag, with no attention being payed to , is painful to my design loving eyes!

          3 votes
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          • scrollable widget that I can customise

            I would love a feature wherebI can display my feeds on my home screen using a widget that I can set up myself. Also can you explain what the pro version offers me more than the free version

            Keith

            1 vote
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            • Show date on article list

              Iwould like to see the date (short or long) in the article list, as in the detailed view of the article.

              Thanx

              3 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • Add RIL / Instapaper Integration

                In addition to Pinning, by swiping to left, maybe add a Read option that will post to Readitlater or Instapaper. Integration within those apps would probably be too much work for you, but the post API for both are a simple XmlHTTPRequest away, and you can determine if files are already saved in RIL through its API as well.

                5 votes
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                • Article navigation stops when switch back from browser/other app

                  Currently if you open an link or article in the external browser you loose the ability to navigate article forward/back if you switch (longpress homebutton on device) back to NewsRob. Instead of the next/previous article you jump back to the feed folder (there you must search your last readed article and click again).

                  3 votes
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                  • Download pictures to the memory/sd card

                    Currently it's not possible to download a picture out an article. To download you must open the article in the browser which is sometimes very slow. A better solution might be a option to longpress the picture to save it to card.

                    4 votes
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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.

                      11 votes
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                      • Remember position in unread article list after switching back to News

                        Steps to reproduce the bug:
                        1. Makesure you are viewing the list of unread items only (it doesn't
                        matter which list you are viewing, single feed or all articles, bug
                        applies to all)
                        2. For simplicity's sake, let's say the list contains articles titled
                        A to F.
                        3. Open article A, mark it as unread by swiping the header. Do the
                        same for articles B and C. (Make sure you advance through the articles
                        by the onscreen buttons, not by exiting to the article list and
                        selecting the next one).
                        4. View articles D and E, but this time leave…

                        8 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • add time/date stamp to articles in list view

                            I sometimes use the date or time of an article to determine whether or not to read it. For example, I might mark as read older articles. In the current list view, I can't tell when the article was posted. I can only see that if I look at the article itself. I suggest implementing this feature as a toggle in the User Interface section of the settings.

                            30 votes
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                            • Move header database to SD card

                              Currently, the newsrob database is stored in internal flash, which is a scarce resource on most Android phones.
                              it consumes up to 3MiB of flash when there are a lot of unread articles, which is even larger than the apk file itself.

                              It would be good to store the database in the same location as the article cache, so the user has the option of putting it either on the internal flash or SD card.

                              101 votes
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                              • date dividers

                                I would like it if when I open a particular feed there were dividers between posts based on what day they were published. For instance, at the top it would say "Today" and then all the posts in that feed would be listed and then there would be another heading saying "Yesterday" and the posts from the previous day would be listed etc...

                                24 votes
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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.

                                  10 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display used bandwidth in Notification window / plus ability to set a bandwidth limit

                                    I'd like to know how much bandwidth NR is using when it's syncing... ideally I could see this info in the NR notification window.

                                    Also, the ability to set a bandwidth limit for background (sync) activities would be nice.

                                    3 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Download Alt Text for Images and display from the context menu

                                      Sites like xkcd make use of alt text with the images. It would be very nice to be able to view this text within NR. an option in the context menu would work very well for this.

                                      136 votes
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                                      • Turn off Newsrob Browser and use default browser

                                        Could you add an option to disable the newsrob browser and just use the phone's default browser for links and header clicks? Right now, we have to long-press for this option, and I'd rather have it available immediately.

                                        137 votes
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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.

                                          10 votes
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