Mark all as read button placement, Contrast and more…
Today is the third day since our last major update. The community response was huge (Thank you all!). Apart from the blog comments, our Forum, Twitter and Facebook page, we have been literally flooded with emails from our internal feedback form.
Of course there were complaints about some of our decisions.
Today we are releasing version 7.3 which aims to address those complaints.
Most of you didn’t like the new place of on of the most important buttons. Indeed on large screens it was too far away from your focus point. We have many reasons to place it where it is now, but we understand the usability issue. So today we are introducing a new option to move the button to the left. We have also reverted the button caption to “Mark all as read” to avoid further confusion.
Now we are bringing back the highlighting with an option to turn it off:
- We have added an option to completely turn off keyboard shortcuts. It’s available in Preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts
- We have moved the new notification toasts up a bit, so now they don’t overlap the first article in list view.
- We have fixed an issue with the global sorting when feed or folder sorting was set. The Default sort option was still available, but it was not doing anything. It is now disabled.
- We have also fixed some issues with monitoring feeds on global feeds (Pro users only) where the new articles were coming in as read, but the counters were incrementing.