In our books, Feedly is better than Google Reader. And this fantastic RSS reader has just got an update that brings six new features, including the ability to search in articles and define custom ‘send to’ URLs. However, not all of the features are available for free users.
Article Search in Feedly is something users have been waiting for. Feedly now has a search box in the top-right corner of any page (All, Category or a Feed), where you can enter a keyword to search for it. The free account only returns the first result, but the Pro account — which costs $5 per month — will show you all the articles with that keyword in the headline, summary, content or author name. You can employ search operators like quotes and title: to refine your search, which looks through the last 30 days in any page.
The Custom Sharing feature lets you send articles directly to a clipper or service of your choice. Again a Pro feature, users can send an article to a Pinboard, publish via HootSuite or WordPress, custom send to Bit.ly, create a Google Bookmark and more. Of course, you can still use IFTTT to integrate it with Evernote or Twitter.
Speed is one of the things that makes Feedly such a popular Google Reader replacement, and it’s only getting better. Pro users will see 30% faster refreshing, and smaller sites will be updated four times faster than before.
All users will also notice a new ‘Popular’ bar of three articles at the top of each page. Using engagement statistics and sharing behavior from the community, Feedly populates this bar with articles that you shouldn’t miss. Also, you can now change the view of your Feedly home to title only, magazine or cards.
Finally, Feedly Pro users will be able to suggest new pro features and vote on them to prioritize development.
Have you got your Feedly update yet? How are you liking it?
Source: Feedly blog