Frequently asked questions:
- How to add feeds:
- Copy a website's address, or the link to its feed
- Tap "add" in the menu.
Press "Done" to add or search for feeds.
You can also enter URLs manually.
How to read feeds:
Tap to see the excerpt, only a few sources allow you to read the full article.
- Tap again to load the full article from the source.
- Swipe from the left to close.
If you like the app and want to see more features and continued development you can buy a subscription. In addition to bringing updates, the subscription will give you:
- Mute - hide posts containing phrases you don't want to know about.
- No ads - removes all ads.
Make sure to link to your feed using the link tag, like this:
<link rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml' title='Your nice website' href='feed url'>
Then make an icon with size of (at least) 100x100 pixels. Link to it like using the "icon" link tag, or using the open-graph image tag (og:image). More info about open graph: http://ogp.me
Icon looks like this:
<link rel='icon' href='your website logo.png' />
Open graph icon looks like this:
<meta property='og:image' content ='your website logo.png' />
That is all!
Ads and promotion
Publishers can send their ads to the app, embedding it in the app instead of trying to infuse it inside an article - or other random places (which can be hard for the app to incorporate into an article)
- Publishers can promote their subscription offerings to let their readers purchase their subscriptions or connect to existing ones. Even if all your articles are free, you can use this to let your dedicated readers support the hard work.
To be announced:
Signup to be the first to know
Site feeds are auto-generated (AI) feeds, taken directly from the site. Each article gets a summary, and the original is just a tap away! It means that you can follow every website who has a feed-like structure even if they don't support regular feeds. Especially useful for your news and magazine subscriptions, where you quickly get updates about your most important news. Just login first and the app will store the cookies needed to authenticate with the website.
Take note: since these feeds are generated by an artificial intelligence, that actually don't know how to read - the result can be quite strange at times. It makes, on occasion, the following errors:
- Treats links to non-articles, as if they were articles - e.g. advertising, help-pages or other information.
- Misses publish-dates, and tells you that old articles are published today.
- Misses e.g. name of author and such information usually found in the end of an article (but just tap it to read the full original article)
Tapping on an article loads the source, and lets you read the full article. You can also make your reading even more efficient by swiping.
Closing (swiping left-to-right) will close an article or leave reading-mode if you have previously tapped it.
Close-swiping when no article is open will mark all articles as read.
Swipe the other direction to share an article, note that it must be opened first.
Tap to read the original article straight from the source.
Articles are marked as read automatically as you scroll by (becomes slightly faded), no more fiddling with read/unread.
New articles always comes in below visible posts, no matter when they were published or what sorting is used - fresh new posts will always be scrolled in as you read.
Just read naturally from top to bottom, and continue scrolling to the next post of interest. It might feel strange at first, but you will come to love it soon!
Continue scrolling when you have reached the bottom (drag past the end) to remove old posts and fetch new ones. Natural as the way God intended scrolling!
Auto-purge: The app detects news feeds and automatically deletes articles older than today, so your reading list will never grow too large. Articles from non-news will be untouched. You can toggle this feature in settings > View all subscriptions (and then tapping a feed).
Mute: You can mute phrases you don't like, then a post containing that phrase will be shrunk to minimal size. One tap brings it back to normal. You may mute using plain text or "regular expressions" for all you coders out there.
Share text: You can share just the text of an article, just select share from the menu or swipe, and on the second row - scroll until "Copy text".
- Sorting: Don't forget that you can sort articles any way you like. Tap the cog to access settings.
- Shortcuts to settings. If you are reading a post and selecting "Feed Settings" in the menu, that feed is selected automatically. The same applies to delete.
Don't worry! We are just on the first version. These features are coming:
- Decent fonts
- Connect to existing subscriptions (remove paywalls).
- Push notifications for the most interesting articles
- Read-later should download all of the article for offline reading
- Readable code blocks
- Categories and the ability to filter those
- iPad version
- Other platforms!
Who made this?
I did! My name is Olof Thorén, and you can read more about me and the company here: https://aggressive.se/. There is even a very personal corporate blog!
- Know that I read all emails but sadly have little time to write each person a letter. I will try, but if you don't get a response - you will need to trust that I work as hard as I can to fix your issue, and will update the app as soon as possible.
- To make it possible to fix your issue, follow these steps:
- Read this F.A.Q to see if the problem has not been reported before.
- Write step by step instructions of how to reproduce the issue, or make a screen recording.
- Read what you have written, is it a letter nice enough to show to your mother?
- Can a sleep-deprived and/or drunk developer follow those instructions to reproduce the issue?
- Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am very thankful for all bugreports! You are helping me twice as much as I am helping you.
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- Code & design by me.