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Exciting news! A big update for Nextgen Reader (v4.5) is out on the WP7 store with Feedly support.

If you haven’t migrated to Feedly yet, then please read this post on how to import your Google Reader data into Feedly: http://blog.feedly.com/2013/07/10/importing-your-google-reader-takeout-into-feedly/

Change-log:

  • New: Support for Feedly.
  • Fixed: Sharing on Twitter.
  • Support for new live tile templates on WP7.8 (including wide tiles).
  • Tons of improvements, bug fixes and all the new features from WP8 release.

We hope you enjoy the massive update on your WP7 device. :)

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Cheers and thanks for your support!

-Next Matters

[Update] Nextgen Reader (v1.7) update is now available in Windows 8 store.

We are very excited. Nextgen Reader (v5.0) update with Feedly cloud is now available in Windows Phone 8 store.

We hope you enjoy the release.  Also, there are other improvements and bug fixes (including the sharing to Twitter).

Few important notes about the migration:

  • Please backup your data using Google Takeout: https://www.google.com/takeout/
  • To connect with feedly cloud, please go to app settings -> accounts and select “feedly”.
  • If you’re logging in for the first time, then Feedly will automatically migrate your list of subscriptions and categories. It will also migrate the tagged articles (Note: there is 1,000 entry limit for each tag).
  • Your unread counts are reset.

Thanks to Feedly for being a great partner and building an awesome product.

Cheers!

Next Matters

We’re excited to announce that Nextgen Reader will add support for Feedly before Google Reader retires.

As you may know, Feedly is working on the Normandy project, to help keep the vibrant ecosystem of Google Reader apps that people love. We’re delighted to be part of this project, along with some of the best Google Reader apps on other platforms. You can read the announcement here.

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We’ll update apps on both WP8 and Windows 8 this month. And specially for our long-term customers, we’ll also update the WP7 version to support Feedly, hopefully next month or as early as possible.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of our users for supporting us.

Happy Reading!
– Next Matters

P.S. More news on the beta next week.

Related posts

Feedly: Feedly is listening: the roadmap you helped us shape

WinSource: Nextgen Reader announces support for Feedly

WPCentral: Nextgen Reader will live on; announces support for Feedly RSS service

themobilefanatics network: Feedly sync coming to Windows Phone via Nextgen Reader app

coolsmartphone: Nextgen Reader will soon support Feedly

Neowin: As Google Reader fades Feedly makes its move

Windows Phone Daily: NextGen Reader will integrate with Feedly in transition away from Google Reader

Google announced today that it’s shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. It’s not a big surprise to us as we knew that it was going to happen someday but may be not so soon. Anyways, R.I.P. Google Reader – we loved you and we’ll miss you as developers although you never gave us an official API. 😉

But, the even bigger surprise to us is your support for Nextgen Reader. Since the announcement, we’ve received hundreds of emails and messages on Twitter/Facebook/etc. Please be assured that Nextgen Reader will continue to work perfectly across Windows & Windows Phone and we’re already looking into various alternatives:

  • Hosting our own service on Windows Azure.
  • Newsblur support.
  • Normandy – Feedly support.

More importantly, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please share them below in comments or feel free to send a mail, or reach us via Twitter and Facebook anytime.

We’ll share further details very soon… hopefully next week or before end of this month. Till then we request you to keep using Google Reader for next few weeks.

Thank you again for your patience and support!

Hello, today we would like to share two important things with you.

First, how you can connect with us and help us in making Nextgen Reader, the best across Windows 8 and Windows Phone platform. Yes, we’re working even harder to surprise you more. :)

There are lots of channels to reach us and you might be connected with us already on all or most of them. Still we wanted to get this rolling for all our users to share and broaden the next gen community. Getting queries via right channel can helps us in responding quickly, as well as putting extra energy into development.

  • For feature requests, please visit our Uservoice forum for Windows app and Windows Phone app.
  • For troubleshooting or general help, please check our FAQ page. If you don’t find the answer, please contact us or send a support mail from the app itself.
  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and look out for great videos, tips and demos (new videos coming soon).
  • And most importantly, follow us on twitter and like our facebook page for regular updates. Let us know that you really love the nextgen reader. :)

Second, the big wait is finally over. We’ve submitted an amazing update, indeed a new major release (v4) for Windows Phone 8 to store and expecting it to be available soon (hopefully by end of week).

We’ll cover all the details on update here but for now, you can go ahead and purchase the Nextgen Reader at a discount price i.e. for $1.29 than usual $1.99 (US) and get free WP8 update later this week. Not sure, you can even listen to Observed Tech podcast by Richard Hay on how much he likes WP8 update and about his full time switch to Nextgen Reader for RSS on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

More coverage on Nextgen Reader for Windows Phone 8:

Nextgen Reader Readies Itself for Windows Phone 8 by WindowsObserver.com

What’s coming in Nextgen Reader for Windows Phone 8 by WPXBOX.com

Next Gen Reader for Windows Phone 8! by AusWinPhone.com

NextGen Reader goes on sale ahead of WP8 update by AllAboutWindowsPhone.com

Thanks again for all the support and we’ll soon share more news about the upcoming updates for Windows 8 and Windows Phone platform.

Happy Reading!

-NG Team

Windows 8: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/30648d7a-f0b5-4719-8ca9-7ed6ce3b4b9b

Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/643381de-4724-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

 

Today, Nextgen Reader gets a bunch of great improvements in its latest update to version 3.1. Let’s take a look.

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Above is a screenshot of new subscriptions hub with featured section, and gone is “my feeds” section. Yes, we’ve moved all the feed management functionality to main screen itself i.e. you can pin/edit/delete a feed by simply using tap and hold gesture on desired feed.

Another most requested and important feature is smarter article view. Many a times, you’ll find something interesting to read by following links in an article. Now if that happens, you can simply tap on view button to mobilize it for reading. In fact, all of the actions – share/save/email now act upon the current opened link in your reading view. So, without further ado, below is the complete change-log for latest update. We hope you enjoy it.

What’s new in version 3.1:

  • New: Smarter article view i.e. share/save/email/mobilize current opened link instead of original article.
  • New: Dynamic subscriptions hub with featured section to find latest and popular feeds.
  • New: Tap and hold to edit/pin/delete a subscription from main page.
  • New: Pin to start (live tile) experience.
  • Improved sharing on Facebook with embedded links.
  • Default: Always use HTTPS for sync.
  • Fixed: Always sort starred items by newest first.
  • Fixed: Twitter authentication bug.
  • Several bug fixes and enhancements.

In addition to above changes, Instapaper and Pocket (Read It Later) accounts are now available only in paid version.

Thanks everyone for the great feedback. Please keep the ideas and suggestions coming. Now that we’ve got the 3.1 release out, we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting closer to the biggest task: letting you have nextgen reader right on your Windows 8 PC/Tablet. Stay tuned.

Please check your marketplace for latest update or download from here.

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One of the most requested features for Nextgen Reader has been filtering. While we continue to look forward to a perfect solution (Google! Can you implement one?), there already exists a very nice solution.

 

Feed Rinse

If you’ve got unruly RSS feeds, we’ve got your back.

Feed Rinse is an easy to use tool that lets you automatically filter out syndicated content that you aren’t interested in. It’s like a spam filter for your RSS subscriptions.

http://feedrinse.com

Few observations:

  • When you import filtered feeds into Google Reader for the first time, it may not work immediately. Press “mark all as read” and wait for couple of hours to see the magic happen.
  • The feeds are updated every 2-4 hours which is not really bad for most of us!
  • The problem is that Google Reader polls popular feeds more frequently than less popular ones. Popular feeds are determined by the number of users subscribed to the feed URL.
  • Though RSS feeds are not time critical like Twitter. Even if you’re offline for a few days, Reader will continue to gather posts from the time you left off. Once you are back – you have all the new posts waiting to be read from the time when you left off. Great! Isn’t it?

So sign up for the free Feed Rinse account to get more out of your subscriptions.

Below are the four steps taken from Feed Rinse tour page:

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Nextgen Reader v2.5 is here! We just released the most exciting update ever with a cool new feature tagged as “The Amazing Everyday” (yes! same as Nokia’s tagline for Lumia devices).

The brand new manage sources hub lets you discover popular content with daily featured sources around the world as well as browse through popular feeds in 14 different categories including Microsoft, Windows Phone and others.


Change Log:

  • New: Manage Sources hub with daily featured sources and frequently updated categories.
  • New: Search articles inside all items, read items or starred items.
  • Around 20-30% faster sync.
  • Beautiful reading experience powered by Readability based on app theme.
  • Send multiple articles to read it later service.
  • Share multiple articles via mail.
  • Separate option to sync subscriptions.
  • Disabled https by default for downloading articles.
  • Several bug fixes and improvements.

Thank you for the support!

Let us know what you think of these additions by tweeting to @ngreader.

Awesome!!! Yes, that’s the one word to describe the experience on Windows Phone Mango OS and it gets more awesome today with launch of NextGen Reader v2. Yeah… it’s only for Mango, but hey don’t feel bad if you’re a NoDo user, as it seems the Mango update is imminent for all users worldwide. Hopefully it should be end of this month or early October.

In between we did pushed a final update for NoDo users (v1.17) last week, sorry no post on that but hope you all have updated, as it contains many improvements and bug fixes. Now, lets talk about the v2 update and do not miss the video at end.

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There are a lot of improvements, as you’ll see in the update notes (or check out “what’s new” content in about page) but lets just highlight few of them here:

  • Support for multiple live tiles. Yes, the most requested feature on WP7, live tiles display unread count on the front and recent articles on back side with back and forth flip animation.
  • Pin your favorite feeds/folders to home screen and directly jump to them for quick access along with live tile updates.
  • Smooth scrolling and support for multitasking aka fast application switching.
  • Improved content layout, image resizing and YouTube support, plus better rendering thanks to IE9.
  • Share your articles using inbuilt phone accounts and can also add secondary accounts within the application.
  • New settings page and icons for mark read or keep unread button in article view.
  • New system default theme option, and system tray is now visible at top.
  • Tap and hold on an article to see context menus for quick action.
  • Many more enhancements and over 15 bug fixes.

I hope you enjoy the update and don’t forget about ad-free trial option. For more information, subscribe to our blog for future updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter (@ngreader) if you like.

Last but not least, We’d like to thank all the beta testers for sending tons of feedback and helping us in fixing issues, it wouldn’t have been possible without all your support.

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