Feedly – get your content to come to you

Feedly screen shot
Feedly screen shot of the dashboard area

As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments.  Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read.  I was sad to see Google Reader go and I used it to keep track of design websites and blogs.  I have been using Feedly now for about three years. It is one of the most popular Reader alternatives, offering aggregation on the Web, iOS and Android. I value that Feedly works well both on my desktop as well as my iPhone.

“When Google killed off Reader, Feedly become the go-to app for keeping up with RSS feeds – in fact, it’s our favourite app for doing this.”

MacWorld – Australia

Use in Browser

Feedly also works well with Chrome, Firefox and Apple’s Safari.  Feedly search tool is very effective: You can type in a blog name, a URL or even a topic and you will be presented with a list of feeds to choose from.  However, Feedly has also recognised that users want to continue to browse for information without being interrupted for too long taking notes or saving information to read later.  I have installed the feedly application as a plug-in on my Chrome browser as well as Apple Safari.  The application icon displays a small button in the toolbar on my browser.  Whenever I browse a new website that I want to add to my feedly account, I just click on that button and it will prompt me to add that website, take a screenshot, bookmark or even mark up the page.

Organises Content

Feedly also makes it easy to organise content feeds into categories, and tags.  Feedly highlights the most popular items from all my feeds.  I simply click on “Today” button.  Under the default layout, I am presented with article headline and the first sentence or two of each item.  I can click on any item for more information.  My website http://www.webdesignho.me is content aggregator collection of design related content.  Feedly makes it much easier for to source relevant and interesting content.  I can share content directly to my WordPress blog.

teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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