Drag and drop feeds!

A week or so ago, we loaded a cool new feature in NewsGator Online…and I wanted to let you know about it in case you haven’t had a chance to look at it.

NewsGator Online provides a hierarchical folder stucture for you to organize your feeds, and it provides a “organize folders” function so you can arrange them how you wish.  This worked, and we actually had a lot of customers praise this “organize folders” page versus what some other tools are doing.

But now we’ve gone one better.  The way I figure it, if you just want to move a couple of feeds around, you don’t want to have to go to a whole other page…you just want to drag them around.  So now you can!  Take a look:

This shows me dragging a feed into the “NG blogs” folder.  Nothing to learn, nothing to think about…just drag it in there.  Unsubscribe, rename, and more are in the right-click menu on each feed/folder:

So anyway, take a look, and let us know what you think…we have a lot more coming for you soon!  And NewsGator Outlook edition, FeedDemon, and NetNewsWire are all nearing new releases…and after using all of them over the last few weeks, I can tell you that the synchronization and usability story is awesome.  More to come!

3 thoughts on “Drag and drop feeds!

  1. mark

    Just wanted to say that I love the new features, but have one suggestion:

    I don’t think that “unsubscribe” should be the first link on the contxt menu, as that is the item I will be clicking the least out of the three. Based on how much use they will get, I would think that the context menu should be in this order:

    1. Visit Site

    2. Rename

    3. Unsubscribe

    Just a constructive criticism, keep up the good work there (and where are those API contest winners?)

  2. Arvind Satyanaryan

    For the most part I like these changes, however:

    a) it would be nice to have some threshold until which the dragging isn’t activated. I’ve mistakingly activated the dragging when simply clicking on folders too many times

    b) The right-click menu isn’t perfect – on Firefox on OS X, right clicking first gives me the browser’s context menu which I must click away from and then only get NGO’s context menu.

    But the changes are nice, hopefully we’ll get the AJAX right pane updating soon!

  3. Alan Kleymeyer

    Yes. Love the features. Managing folders was probably my least favorite thing about Newsgator when I first imported my Bloglines feeds.

    Mark all Read would be a nice addition to the context menu.


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