The new Feedly - please stop adding "features"
Feedly has been touted as the "best Google Reader replacement." Here's a minor rant about it.
Today, there are several stories on the internet about Feedly's latest update, which includes:
★ New Feed Search and Discovery.
★ New Title Only View. More controls over layouts.
★ Enhanced Sharing & Save for Later
★ New "Must Read" Section to easily organize the feeds you don't want to miss
★ Customize Favorite Sharing Tool to G+, Buffer, Twitter, Facebook, Email or browser
★ Customize Favorite Save for Later Tool to Pocket
★ Mark as read card at the end of each sections
★ Pull to refresh in the home selector
While it's great that they are adding features, I think they are misunderstanding their audience a bit. I think anyone who is a die-hard Google Reader favored simplicity over all else. If you're like me, you don't want features from the Reader - it's a delivery device, and that's it.
If we were into feed discovery, recommendations, or any tech that was trying to figure out what we "want to read first", I think there are plenty of apps out there that do so. Rather, we want ALL stories, in CHRONOLOGICAL order, sortable into folders, with "Mark Unread", Share and Star buttons. A dumb pipe.
If there was one feature I would like them to add, it's what Byline (iOS) and gReader (android) offered - OFFLINE SYNC.