It’s been a very long time since Google discontinued Google Reader, which was the best RSS feed reader for everyone. Although, it feels really great to read favorite blogs on the publication website yet there are lots of people, who often prefer RSS feed reader for a comfortable reading environment.
After Google Reader, Feedly has taken the place because of simplicity, usefulness, features and of course for the cost. If you have been using Feedly for reading your favorite blogs, the following tips and tricks are going to hike your experience perilously. These tricks would help the blog owners, regular Feedly users and everyone else.
Add Feedly Subscription Button
If you own a blog and want to provide a faster option to turn your first time visitors into a subscriber, Feedly may help you. Obviously, you should embed an email subscription box to let users subscribe and you can have more control over your subscribers. Apart from that, you can also add a Feedly subscription button so that users can read your articles on their favorite RSS feed reader.
To add Feedly subscription button on your website or blog, go to this link and enter your feed URL. After that, you will get a HTML code along with an image. Do add that code in the right place in your website. That’s it.
Open in Website Directly
Feedly itself has a uncluttered reading interface, which has no advertisement, popups or anything else to distract you. Sometime we need to open the actual webpage to check something that is not appearing in Feedly. At such moment, you can simply right click on the link and select “Open Link in New tab”. However, if you want to open links in website directly, do check the following steps.
Open any website in Feedly. You will get a “gear” button. Just click on it and select “Open in Website Directly”.
Now, your links will be opened in a new tab.
Mark All Posts as Read at once
Sometime, we need to mark older articles as read so that we can read upcoming articles of any blog. But, if you have hundred posts or so to mark as read, you will have to spend a lot of time, which is not preferred at all. At such moment, you can use this trick to mark all posts as read at once. Just open any website in Feedly and head to the “tick” sign. You need to click on it. After that, you will get a confirmation.
Just click on “Yes, Mark As Read”.
Check Website Preview without Leaving Feedly
The second trick of this list helps users to open links in website directly. However, if you do not want to check the website view without even leaving Feedly, here is a trick. The trick is simple yet effective. Just open any article in Feedly. You will get some options after title. Just click on “Preview” button.
That’s all. Now, your favorite article will be loading in a website preview version.
Backup Feedly Articles
If you want to read Feedly article while you are offline, you can simply integrate Dropbox and use the Dropbox integration feature of Feedly to backup your favorite articles. Although, free account holders of Feedly cannot obtain this feature yet premium Feedly users can get it instantly.
You can integrate Dropbox in Feedly at here. Just enable Dropbox integration and save article for reading later.
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts – Bonus Tips
As you have just completed reading five awesome tricks, here is a bonus tips for you. Nowadays, we wish to use something that makes our daily task faster. Keyboard shortcuts always help you to get things done faster. There are tons of keyboard shortcuts for almost all PC programs. Therefore, here are some very useful and time saving keyboard shortcuts, what will let you do everything faster than earlier.
|?||Keyboard Shortcut List [Help]|
|A||Add New Content|
|C||Clip to Evernote|
|M||Mark as Read|
|N||Select next Article|
|O||Close Currently Opened Article|
|P||Select Previous Article|
|S||Save for Later|
|V||Open Link in Website View|
|X||Minimize and Hide|
|G + H||Home|
|G + A||All / Feedly Home screen|
|G + G||Magic Bar|
|G + L||Saved Article|
|G + T||Favorites|
|G + P||Preferences|
|G + M||Today’s Feed|
|G + D||Organize|
|Shift + J||Next Feed|
|Shift + K||Previous Feed|
|Shift + A||Mark All as Read|
|Shift + V||Preview|
|G + T||Favorites|
Feedly is a popular RSS feed reader. You can also use corresponding mobile applications to read articles from anywhere. However, the aforementioned tricks will help you to get most out of Feedly. Have anything to add to this story? – Do let us know.