Feedly is a news aggregator – which basically means that in one place, you can get updates when a website or blog that you follow publishes new content. Here are some tips and tweaks that will make Feedly your bitch!
Preview of the Full Website
Perhaps my favorite feature of Feedly, is the ability to preview the full site – even when a partial feed is displayed. Simply click the preview option at the top (or press shift + v). This will load the full article inside Feedly. And you can even leave comments on a blog post here too.
Customize Feedly Display
Make Feedly look how you want it to. Click the gear icon at the top right (beside the search bar) to choose between – Title Only, Magazine, Cards, Full Articles and Grouped by Feeds.
Customize Feedly Themes
This is essentially just a change of color of the menu on the left side of Feedly (which I have in purple). To do this click on “More” on the bottom left, and then click on “Themes” from the options that become available.
Customize Share Options on the Feeds
The share and save buttons that you see on the article toolbar is another thing that can be easily customized in Feedly. Open an article and click on the Settings icon on the left (looks like 3 dots aligned vertically one above the other). This opens a drop down menu from which you can click on Preferences.
Another menu will open up with quite a few choices. For the FREE version of Feedly, you get to select from a specified list up to 9 sharing tools to show directly on the article toolbar. I have mine customized to show Twitter and Buffer.
A Few More Things
- To subscribe to a website using Feedly, you can click the “Add Content” button and type (or copy and paste) the web address. Or you can install the Feedly browser extension. This adds a Feedly icon in the address bar. I’m using Add to Feedly Plus Firefox Extension. When you’re at a website, it will sho the number of Feeds – click on and it will take you to Feedly, where it will prompt you to add to Feedly.
- Use Feedly to suscribe to YouTube channels – and watch your videos or listen to podcasts right inside the app. You don’t have to go to external websites. When you click Add Content in Feedly, type in the URL of the YouTube channel and then Add to Feedly.
Do you use a content aggregator like to keep track of blog and website updates? Is it Feedly – or Bloglovin?