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Monday, February 7, 2011

NewsSquares (1.1.2) and FeedSquares (1.3.0) are updated!

New options in latest versions of NewsSquares & FeedSquares:




  • Want to view older articles first? You can now check the 'Show older items first' option.
  • If you have a very wide and very narrow screen, you may change the width of the item view for better viewing pleasure.
NewsSquares only:
  • Notifications are disabled for new users by default. It seems many users have disabled NewsSquares accidentally by clicking disable when the notifications pop up. To enable NewsSquares again, please go to chrome://extensions, find NewsSquares and click 'Enable'.

28 comments:

  1. I'd like to see a fullscreen reading mode in the app (something like the Readability extension does). Do you have any plans on adding this feature?

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  2. You can press F11 to view NewsSquares in full screen.

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  3. F11 is not what is meant by "like the Readability extension". Please try the Readability Extension for Chrome, then come back and answer.

    What this would take is to offer different CSS stylesheets for the reading pane, selectable as a preference. The parts that matter are: column width (most people find narrower columns easier to read, while a few want their columns to be full screen width); type size (most people have a preferred type size and face that is comfortable for them on their screen, and it is rarely the one the designer has chosen because it is beautiful); different background/foreground colors (many people find white on black, or other combinations, easier to read on their screen than black on white).

    Thanks for your product.

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  5. besides installing a using both extensions, I can't find anywhere that list the differences and/or compares these 2 extensions. Pros/cons of each? Nothing jumps out at me.

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  6. @everyone Thanks for the comments @Visigoth Hm NewsSquares is more casual friendly. You can feel free to choose whichever you want. Both of them are actively supported.

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  7. I'd like to be able to exclude some of the tedious feeds in the Google Reader list. Is this possible?

    e.g., There are feeds the vaguely interest me, but that feature 100+ updates a day. I don't want/need those constantly "bubbling up" to the front.

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  8. Any chance you will make a NewsSquares for Opera browser? Please?

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  9. Please, add support of full view in same window like Super Google reader does https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/khbjahpecnkenngkidhioicnfpakihgo

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  10. I have been having an issue with the squares covering all of the tags and the filtering box at the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to fix this?

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  11. Should be a resolution problem. We are working on a patch to be included in the next international release.

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  12. I have a wide screen monitor and would love to be able to have my feed squares appear on the left (or right, I'm not picky) of the screen and the article I'm reading appear on the right. Then I don't have to close the article to click over to a new feed. The page loaded that way once by mistake, and it was awesome. I saw this new feature to set your screen width, and it reminded me.
    Also, it would be nice to be able to reload feeds without closing the current feed across the bottom of the screen.
    Love this extension! Thanks!

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  13. This would be so great as an Opera Extension. I wish Chrome had nearly all the out of the box features that Opera does

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  16. Hello.

    I just installed the Chrome extension and love the concept, but I have a real problem with the squares positioning. Is there a way for me to pick a fixed position for each square, so I know exactly where to look at when wanting to read a specific source?

    Thanks!

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  17. @Taly Ah, I see you what you mean. They will kind of stabilize as you use NQ/FQ more. Or you can use the filter or category whenever available. Nonetheless, we will see how we can improve that further; thanks for the suggestion!

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  18. This is so cool. I hated reading GOOOGLE READER because it was BORING....now it's not. I too would like the better viewing option of full screen, but hey, it's good like this! You rock, rocket!

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  19. I can't mark all items as read and the feed does not update automatically update even though I've set the update time to 1 minute.

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  20. I also don't see the unread post count in my tab. I just see a (0) there even if there are a 1000 unread articles in my feed.

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  21. @Xstrike This problem is fixed in the latest version, please go chrome://extensions > "Update extension" now to update NewsSquares

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  22. I have tried that. Installed the latest version from the chrome web store several times to no avail. Using version 1.3.2, I'm assuming that's the latest one?

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  23. @Xstrike Thanks for the report. We have fixed it in 1.3.3, please upgrade.(Sorry I confused your bug report with some previous bugs :p)

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  24. Add keyboard shortcuts please! Like left and right arrows.. Thanks! :D

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  25. @bibboorton Please press shift+? on NewsSquares to view the list of shortcuts. Hope it helps.

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  26. With Google announcing the end of "iGoogle", NewsSquares should be set to take-off!

    A couple of wish list items that I haven't seen mentioned in previous comments: 12/24 hour clock option, and current weather information in a static location under the clock (i.e. set by postal code and click to see forecast, radar, etc.).

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  27. Integrating Google earth with N_Sq in regards to weather you could essentially create elements within the objects, resources and libraries allowing for a extremely accurate whether forecast if the data strings are weighted 0, 1, n, truth values allowing for a sort algorithm to transmit live feed from one area code to the next essentially you could have a list of 100 cities, states, area codes..etc with logical Boolean Operations sifting through feedback given by citizens and news companies across the country. allowing people to collaborate on the forums collectively forming a group of individuals who seek information about weather it could be done on a global scale as well

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