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.


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.

Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Feedly - Smarter News Reader
Developer: Feedly Team
Price: Free+