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In a post to the official blog a few days ago, Feedly announced a new beta – version 15 – which quickly found itself released to the Play Store. The service, which has greeted over three million new users since the announcement of Google Reader's impending doom, promises a painless transition to its own backend solution once Reader closes officially in July. While said backend may not have taken hold yet, the developers have been hard at work making the app itself better and better in response to its users.

Its most recent update takes focus mainly on bug fixes and UX issues, but adds at least one neat feature – better support for comics. What does this mean exactly? Basically, Feedly has added support for alt captions (think XKCD, and the captions that show up when you hover over the comic). Just tap a button to see the captions.

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Not yet a fan of Feedly? If you're looking for something to give you a dense block (or lovely magazine flipbook) of news long after Reader takes its final gasp, it's worth checking out, and just keeps getting better with each refinement. Grab it from the Play Store below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • TOMMMMMM

    I like how the desktop version of Google Reader allows you to scroll by each article and mark them as read at the same time. Is there an option for this in Feedly? When I was using it, every time I scrolled down, it would mark a group of stories as read. Also, I don't want to only see one story at a time, so that magazine view is not what I'm looking for either.

    • http://twitter.com/GiuntaRob Roberto Giunta

      Yepp, it's there! In the upper left corner where your profile picture is, click on Prefs -> General -> "Auto-Mark As Read On Scroll" :)

      • TOMMMMMM

        But when using the "list " view, does it mark each headline as read as you scroll past or does it mark the whole visible group of headlines as read?

        • http://twitter.com/GiuntaRob Roberto Giunta

          Oh, I use full view on the articles, so I don't know about that. Why don't you just try it out?

          • TOMMMMMM

            Its nice to look at but I can't triage information as fast as a headline list view.

  • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

    I'm pretty annoyed with Feedly right now. They offer an option for "Favorite Share Too", but won't let you set the default Android share mechanism. It's ridiculous.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    xkcd alt text? This. Changes. Everything.

    • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

      I know right?!

  • Mycopsycho

    I'm still waiting for a notifications widget. ITMT, I'll stick with Press.

  • John

    I'm still procrastinating on moving to a new RSS reader. I have my subscriptions.xml backed up, but I still cant' decide if I should go with tt-rss or Feedly.

    Anyone know how Feedly is providing their service for free?

  • Cherokee4Life

    I like how the new Splash screen for gReader says the following..

    Rating: If you like gReader rate us with 5 stars in the Android Market

    Didn't Google change the name from Android Market to "Play Store" like a LONG time ago? haha