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  1. stop noisy feeds drowning out quiet feeds

    At the moment, feeds which get a lot of posts quickly push out articles from less busy feeds. This is because, when the number of articles in the reading list exceeds the maximum, the oldest ones are deleted regardless of which feed they come from.

    If we could specify a maximum number of articles for individual feeds, the latest posts in every feed would always be available, no matter what the frequency of posts may be.

    239 votes
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    • Add Google Reader "tags"

      Provide the ability to modify tags

      140 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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        • 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.

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          • 123 votes
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            • 122 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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                • send full article via email

                  like email function in google reader

                  115 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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                    • Sync only when plugged in

                      I've tried setting to sync only when on WiFi, but what I'm really trying to save is battery life and not bandwidth. Syncing when charging would work better since I could keep from killing the battery when travelling or missing syncs when I can't find WiFi.

                      90 votes
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                      • 89 votes
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                        • Automatically fetch all pages of multi-page articles

                          Many sites split up articles into multiple pages. For example: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4225/persuasive_games_puzzling_the_.php

                          I love NewsRob's support for downloading the full feed and html contents to be read offline, but when an article spans multiple pages, NewRob only gets the first page. I wish it could automatically download all of them.

                          I know this would be ambitious and difficult, so I'm not holding my breath. There's definitely precedent though. Here are some thoughts:

                          - Many sites' "printable" versions of articles include the full contents, across all pages. You could detect @media print CSS stylesheets, http://w3schools.com/css/css_mediatypes.asp , and request/re-render the page using that…

                          83 votes
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                          • nook support

                            According to the wiki page (http://nookdevs.com/NonNookApps) newsrob -almost- works out of the box on nook. Hopefully it can be made to work with a simple change.

                            78 votes
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                            • Copy/Paste in the browser

                              Copy/Paste should work in the embedded browser.

                              74 votes
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                              • Add page Down function to the volume button navigation

                                I often wind up reading long articles on the standing-room only Sardine can that is my commute bus.

                                I would love if we could use the volume buttons for single finger reading, much like the spacebar in the Google Reader website. Page down until the end of the article, then the next press would go to the next article.

                                55 votes
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                                • SEARCH of articles

                                  Add a search feature that looks into article titles and text.

                                  Good examples:
                                  When searching in Google Reader within a specific feed, it shows occurrences of the search phrase even within old articles that haven't been synced or read before.

                                  HTC's News app has an instant search (similar to the instant search of google.com) that looks through synced articles (only).

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                                  A combination of the two would be great. Instant progressive search upon typing the search phrase and a thorough search of older articles that havent been synced upon hitting the enter key.

                                  52 votes
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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.

                                    • Add/view comments on shared items.

                                      It would be really nice if we could add new comments on our friends' shared items, and view comments others have left, as well.

                                      49 votes
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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • There should be a 'sync when wifi enabled' setting

                                          I don't have 3G, and enable wifi only when required, so at odd hours and not on a regular basis. This means that the auto-sync time (Which I set for 4 hours) is often skipped because every 4 hours, I don't have wifi. It'd be great that newsrob has a 'sync when wifi enabled' feature so that only when I connect to a network on wifi does newsrob sync, instead of in a specific timeframe. This would mean I would get an update whenever I have internet and never miss the time. The gmail app has a similar feature in…

                                          43 votes
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