Improve Your News-reading Productivity with Feedly

Improve Your News-reading Productivity with Feedly

For those of you who are unfamiliar with newsreaders, they are an efficient way to keep up with the latest genealogical news, tips and events – all in one place. Not only do they collect and deliver the latest articles from the sources you follow, but they do it without burying you under tons of unwanted advertisements. (See Research Delivered: An Introduction to Newsreaders) Today, one of the…

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Improve Your News-reading Productivity with Feedly

For those of you who are unfamiliar with newsreaders, they are an efficient way to keep up with the latest genealogical news, tips and events – all in one place. Not only do they collect and deliver the latest articles from the sources you follow, but they do it without burying you under tons of unwanted advertisements. (See Research Delivered: An Introduction to Newsreaders)

Today, one of the most popular newsreader platforms is Feedly. It can be accessed through your browser or on your favorite mobile device using a free app. The free version of Feedly serves most researcher quite well and there is also a premium edition for those who need it.

Recently Feedly added several new source management features that existing users will find quite useful. These features include:

  • Organize Sources makes keeping your collection of sources organized and up-to-date. Access this screen by clicking the gear icon in the pop-out sidebar. Click the Activity box for options to help you find and remove sources that are no longer active or aren’t being updated regularly.

  • Reorganize Batches feature allows you to quickly regroup your sources by topic. Use the All Your Feeds box to select a topic and view the sources included in it. Select the ones you want to move then click the Reorganize button at the top of the list then select which topic you want place them.
  • Import or Export OPML files has also been improved to make it easier to share some or all of your sources with others.

Note that these tools do not appear in either the iPad or iPhone apps but do appear when viewing Feedly in a web browser. To learn more, check out The New Organize Experience at the Feedly Blog.

RSS Ressurection?

RSS Ressurection? http://wp.me/pUz7q-4xL

It looks like the demise of RSS – and the blogs it supports – has gotten a reprieve. What brought this about? We can thank Apple’s upcoming News app/service and Facebook Instant Articles for this new interest in syndicated feeds. Even Feedly is testing a publisher toolkit which could give us more contol on how our posts look in Feedly. The Apple News app will be introduced later this year when…

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Video Delivered – How to Subscribe to YouTube in Feedly

Video Delivered – How to Subscribe to YouTube in Feedly … http://wp.me/pUz7q-4HH

Did you know that you can subscribe to your favorite channels in YouTube and have those videos delivered to you in your Feedly newsreader? You can … and it’s easy! Video page on Jeanne Robertson’s YouTube channel. Start by visiting one of your favorite YouTube channels. I’m using Jeanne Robertson’s channel in this example. Notice that I’m looking at the Video page for her channel. When you…

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