General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. sync only certain folders

    Hi there,

    Someone asked for the feature to select certain feeds for sync (Subject: Selecting feeds to sync) and this was rejected due to the missing GR API.

    I haven't looked into the API but maybe it's possible
    to sync only certain folders thereby implementing almost the same feature.

    Sorry for suggesting it again, but I wasn't allowed to leave a comment for a rejected suggestion.

    Andreas

    228 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    • BACK button functionality should be better in the embedded browser

      If you click on a link in the embedded browser and click the BACK button you could have the expectation that you will go one step back in the embedded browser. Currently it will always bring you back to the activity before, which usually is the Article List.

      Workaround: For some cases it might be a workaround to tap the article header twice. It will switch from "web" to "feed" view (or the other way round) and back, so that you will be again where you originally started.

      217 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)

        Sorry, can only implement the fallback.

        See my comment for more info.

        I will not accept a new suggestion for this feature, unless I am migrating to directly using WebView, which I have no immediate plans to do so.

      • Add Google Readers "like"

        It should be possible to "like" an article like on the Google Reader webapp.

        184 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        • Add feeds on the phone

          It should be possible to subscribe to pages when browsing.

          175 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • Implement a secure method of authorizing a user's credentials

            As previously suggested (and declined) here: http://newsrob.uservoice.com/forums/35624-general/suggestions/871003-implement-oauth-or-android-accounts-api

            "Implement OAuth or Android Accounts API. You should never trust your personal password to a third-party android app. I know NewsRob has great and honest developers, but this is not the right way. This feature (although complex to implement) must get more attention."

            171 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • Adding Multitouch support

              It would be great if you could add multitouch support for zooming in/out when reading an article

              151 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                completed  ·  15 comments  ·  Admin →
              • "Pin" articles for later reading

                I frequently find myself opening articles that are too long or too important for immediate consumption. It is obviously possible to manually mark them "unread" before returning to the article list, but this does not prevent them from being deleted when the entire feed is marked read.
                This is not the same as "starring", which is more applicable for read articles I may want to revisit in Google Reader in the future.
                Ideally, there would be a "pin" icon next to the star on the title bar, which could be easily released once the article doesn't have to be "protected"…

                125 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • place the toolbar an the bottom

                  I cant reach it with my thumb, so i have to use newsrob with two hands now in order to get quickly through my rss-news. so that you can make it bigger the titlebar also has to be at the bottom. And Admob must go to the top to seperate it from the toolbar.

                  From the dev: Please give the following some considerations and voice your opinion in the comments: "And could you also state there if you want it above or below the ads and why?
                  Also the status/title bar should stay at the top, right?
                  So to make…

                  114 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  • Add a "Night Mode" Theme (white text on black background)

                    I do a lot of reading in the dark before bed, but staring at a white background is like looking into a flashlight.
                    It would be great to be able to change the theme from white to black to make everything easier on the eyes.

                    110 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                      Hey guys. There is almost no feature where I couldn’t invest more time to make it better, but there are also other features waiting to be created.

                      That’s the reason we have this whole voting scheme.

                      I will mark this as completed now.

                      This frees up your votes and you submit a new feature suggestion and vote for it.

                      You can link to the new suggestion in the comments here and if you are reasonable quick about it you will reach a lot of people with at least three free votes and an interest in themes ;-)

                      You could submit a suggestion for another theme with brighter whites?

                      Or submit a feature suggestion that it should be possible to toggle quickly between the themes. I can’t say if I can implement that (without having to re-open the screen again), but I would check it out.

                      Also integrating the Froyo/Android 2.2…

                    • allows images to fit-to-width automatically

                      In the article view it would be great if the images always fit-to-width automatically. Currently the zoom function also resize the text so you always have to toggle between seeing the image (text too small) and reading the text (image too big)

                      88 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • provide an option to turn off the toolbar.

                        The new toolbar is a nice concept, but I just don't think it's as useful as intended. It takes up quite a bit of room; on occasion I find myself accidentally pressing the buttons. Between the toolbar and the ads we've recently lost 1/8 of our screens in list views. We should simply be able to revert to how things once were.

                        77 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • Mark Read Until Here

                          To quickly work through a list of for example news articles it would be helpful to have a "Mark Read Until Here" functionality.

                          The context menu of an article (longpress an article) in the article list would have another action "Mark Read Until Here". It would mark the selected article and all of the articles that are above in that list as read.

                          It is also possible to flip quickly through the articles' headlines in the article detail view, but there the navigation is done using your thumbs whereby in the article list you can do the navigation with your…

                          74 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • Delete GR subscriptions from NewsRob

                            Unsubscribe from a feed from within NewsRob.

                            66 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            • Make sort order toggleable

                              Currently NewsRob sorts the articles in the Article List chronologically descending.
                              In the future it should also be possible to change the sort order.

                              65 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              • Simple widget with unread count

                                There should be a widget that shows the number of all unread articles and when taping on it the Article Detail View should be opened and backed by all unread articles.

                                48 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                  Implemented in NewsRob 3.7.

                                  For now this is an exclusive feature of the paid version.

                                  Checkout other suggestions with “widget” in it or suggest your own if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

                                • Implement "Expanded View"

                                  On the Google Reader page, you can choose between "List View", which just shows the headlines in the feed, and "Expanded View", which shows all of the content for each entry.

                                  NewsRob should allow users to do an Expanded View. This would be especially useful when browsing through photoblogs and Flickr feeds (I subscribe to a lot of those).

                                  46 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • Scroll title header out of view when reading article

                                    Apps like the Browser scroll the top header out of view when the user scrolls down in a web page. This saves valuable screen space, especially in landscape mode. It would be nice to have this in NewsRob.

                                    38 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • add an option to disable image downsizing

                                      Most of the feeds I read are web comics, with a single image per feed item, embedded in the rss content. Newrob used to be perfect for those, showing the image and allowing me to scroll to the side when the content was to long. With the automatic scaling the images are usually to small to read the text.

                                      34 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Share with note/add comments

                                        Add the ability to add a note to a shared article, or add/view comments

                                        30 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • Renamed feeds should be displayed in NewsRob

                                          Feed titles that are renamed in the Google Reader web app are not reflected in NewsRob.

                                          This is in particular an issue with long feed names, e.g. Google News: golf -vw -volkswagen -unfall -renault -ford -opel -"von mexiko" -"persischer golf" -"persischen golf" -"Persischen Golf" -"golf von*" -lastwagen -pkw -überfall -segeln -polizei -hurrikan -versicherung".

                                          27 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          General

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base