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Stanley Rost

10 Oct, 2012 02:18 PM

I'm missing the possibility to filter or browser individual feeds. And perform actions on them like mark all as read. I have some high volume feeds and I only skim them every couple of days.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 11 Oct, 2012 07:08 AM

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    Hi Stanley,

    We decided to keep the interface of Cream quite minimal. We didn't want to just try to copy Reeder or other advanced readers. Simplicity was key, and that's why we didn't offer ways to manipulate or choose feeds.

    We did put in a general purpose filter field which you can use to quickly isolate stories. For example, if you decide you really must see daring fireball posts, just type "cmd-F daring", and very likely you will just see the daring fireball posts.

    Marking all as 'read' doesn't make much sense in Cream. The 'read' status of other apps is what we call 'seen' in Cream. In cream, if you 'read' a story, you are effectively liking it, so marking all as 'read' would ruin the learning algorithm.

    I should point out that the 'seen' status is handled automatically. The app will update that when the story appears on screen for a few seconds. We may add a little indicator in future to show when a post has been seen or not.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Stanley Rost on 11 Oct, 2012 07:43 AM

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    Thanks, Drew. That is the part I’m not quite getting. What I mean with mark as read would be mark as ignored in Cream, not mark as seen. I think I’ll have to give it some time and try to get used to it first. I might be stuck in my RSS habits. :)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 11 Oct, 2012 08:09 AM

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    Yes, it is quite different to other readers, and could take getting used to.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by drewmccormack on 11 Oct, 2012 08:41 AM

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    Hi Stanley,
    Wanted to get some feedback on keyboard navigation to help us decide which way to go. Imagine you can choose from the following three cases. Which would you take?

    1) Up and down arrows move the row selection, and the popover opens on each row
    2) Up and down arrows don't move the selection, but instead just scroll the list, one row at a time. Pressing the right arrow selects the first row and opens the popover.
    3) Up and down arrows move the row selection, but the popover does not open, unless you press the right arrow.

    Kind regards,

  5. 5 Posted by Stanley Rost on 11 Oct, 2012 08:50 AM

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    Hi Drew, I’d much prefer option #3. That seems the most “natural” way to me and is like my mail client and my twitter client works, for example. That would also help with the separation between ignored and seen status, I think.

  6. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 13 Oct, 2012 09:46 AM.

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