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  • Thkx for the excellent addon!! At last a true Sage alike addon. Only one problem, when I export to opml, I have a lot of directories and sub-directories, the directories schemes are not saved and the RSSs get all to be on the same "directory" (or root). Can you fix this, please?!
    I have just checked on my side folders are exported.
    Please can you open a ticket on GitHub (https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds)
    and paste a full export, and an opml export in the ticket.
    (Or the folders are exported, but the target application doesn't manage the folders ?)
  • All good!
    Except I'd like to be notified if there are news. Don't notify me about "no feed has been updated" ... at least make it optional.
    Thank you for the review, I will look to do that optional.

    Edit: In Drop Feeds 1.0.3 you can disable it from Settings/Update checker/Don't notify if no feed has been updated
  • As advertised. But...

    IMHO it's too much 'bloated' in compare to the original 'Sage' addon. On the other hand the 'Sage-Like' addon, is much more true to the spirit of the original. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sage-like/
    Drop Feeds has all same features than Sage++ had and nothing more. But then yes has more sage than the original Sage. If you prefer sage-like, no problem have fun with it. It is a good thing to have choice, then users can choose what is the best for them.
  • Thank you for making Firefox great again!! Sage was my main window to the news, and nothing else worked as well for me.

    I got hooked on the 3-pane, text-oriented format while reading the Tidbits newsletter in setext form. It packs the most info on screen.
    Thank you for your feedback ;-)
  • since FF57 i was looking for a replacement for my beloved Sage++ (Higmmer's Edition) and didnt update my FF since then so keep it running. This add-on looks like the perfect replacement
    Thank you for the feedback :-)
  • 一部不満(更新の判定にSageではなくSage++ (Higmmer's Edition)の方を参考にしていると思われる挙動)があるものの、Sageの代替としてまあ満足
  • This is a worthy replacement to Sage, thank you for developing it.

    However, just recently, when clicking on a site, the feeds open in another tab. This didn't happen previously, and I can't find anyway to stop this happening

    Thanks.

    ---
    Thank you for the explanation, this and the update have fixed the problem.

    Many thanks.
    Hi Adrian Jones,
    Have you tried:
    - Settings/Content area/Render feeds -> to enable/disable Drop Feeds to render (open) a Feed in a tab ?
    - Settings/Content area/Always open new tab -> to enable/disable Drop Feeds to render (open) a Feed in a new tab (because you said "in another tab", I guess it is the setting that you want, or may be "Reuse Drop Feed tab") ?

    Edit:
    I have just saw that there is an issue with "Reuse Drop Feed tab", it will be fixed on next version

    Than you ;-)

    Edit2:
    The fix is available here:
    https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds/releases/tag/0.9.5rc2
    Any way, if everything is fine I will push this version Wednesday on AMO

    Edit3:
    The fix is now available in 0.9.5 on AMO
    Why 2 stars removed, there is anything else that I can improve ?
  • it seems like i finally found a good replacement for my old rss-reader, so thank you for your work.
    however, i have two issues:
    1. i can't seem to be able to find a way to delete single articles within a feed. the second column which shows them has no button for that, and when a right-click an article, the context-menu also doesn't offer a delete option. am i just stupid or is there no such feature?
    2. in the same column, the "open unread feeds in new tabs" doesn't do anything.
    if those could be resoved, i'd be happy to give 5 stars.
    my setup, by the way, is firefox 64.0 on linux mint cinnamon 19.1 64 bit.
    Thank you for your feedback:
    About 1.: You can delete feeds (feeds are hosted by Drop Feeds), but not articles, because articles are hosted by the the feed provider not by Drop Feeds, but you can mark them as read (may be I can add an option to hide read articles ?)

    About 2.: You have found a bug ;-) I will fix that on a next version -> https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds/issues/92 -> it is fixed in Drop Feeds 0.9.3c

    Edit:
    About 1: Now Drop Feeds 0.9.4 has an option to hide visited articles (the strikethrough eye icon)
  • I like this RSS app best of those that have appeared since Firefox stopped providing it because you can put your feeds in folders (ABC News, BBC News, etc.) and get a simple, 1-line-each headline so you can scan a lot at one glance
    I also like Feedbro, but it uses up so much space and repeats so many headlines, sometimes I can only see 5 different stories among the 14 headlines it shows.
    Drop Feeds also repeats headlines frequently - somehow the old Firefox did NOT do that, but the longer list makes it less objectionable.
    You can either use the RSS/Drop Feed Icon that may appear in the URL box or click Drop Feed's Open Options Tab and select "Subscribe by URL" and enter the URL - I had to do that for ABC News RSS feeds.
    I wish it really used a "drop down box" instead of a sidebar, which is how you could organize them in the old Firefox RSS.
    One serious improvement should be that when you click on a headline the article will appear in a Firefox tab. Currently you have to click on the headline and then click on the article that appears the the bottom of the sidebar to get it to open in a tab.
    A minor problem is that you can't initially do anything with a folder after you create it. You can only change its position in the list and put feeds in the folder if there's already at least one feed in the folder - which can be done in the subscribing step.
    Thank you for your feedback.

    You said:
    1. One serious improvement should be that when you click on a headline the article will appear in a Firefox tab. Currently you have to click on the headline and then click on the article that appears the the bottom of the sidebar to get it to open in a tab.

    2. A minor problem is that you can't initially do anything with a folder after you create it. You can only change its position in the list and put feeds in the folder if there's already at least one feed in the folder - which can be done in the subscribing step.

    About 1.
    I not sure to understood well.
    There are many way to use Drop Feeds.
    a. you can open feed in a Firefox tab and the click on a article headline and the article will be opened in a Firefox tab
    b. you can display feed (list of article headlines) bottom feeds treeview in the side bar and click on a article headline and the article will be opened in a Firefox tab
    c. you can display feed (list of article headlines) bottom feeds treeview in the side bar and click on a article headline and the article will be display in the side bar bottom the feed (list of article headlines), and then click on the article headline to open it in a Firefox tab.
    d. different mix of options above...

    Looks in Settings/Items and/or Settings/Content area to change displaying articles and feeds options

    About 2.
    I will look what I can do

    You can create an issue on https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds, then you can add a picture to see me what you want exactly about 1.

    Edit:
    In Drop Feeds 0.9.4 folder drag and drop has be improved, now it should be work
  • Installation et import des flux sans problème. Pas de bug constaté pour l'instant. Très content d'avoir trouvé un outil simple et efficace !
    Merci :-)
  • Finalmente una valida alternativa a Live Feeds, che si integra nella barra laterale e non richiede registrazioni assurde.
    Complimenti e grazie!
    Grazie :-)
  • :-)
  • Bon module de lecture des flux RSS, très utile dans l'optique de la suppression des live bookmarks, il s'inspire de Sage mais je le préfère car il y a des réglages personnels, ce qui manquait cruellement à Sage Ce module est toujours expérimental mais, mème si il y a des bugs et des améliorations à effectuées,il est constamment mis à jour et a déjà beaucoup progressé Bref il est très encourageant et promis à un bel avenir lorsque Mozilla aura supprimé les live bookmarks. bon; j'ai été pingre, j'ai rajouté une étoile. Le gros bogue que j'ai rencontré est, que lorsque j'ai voulu m’inscrire à certain flux, le popup qui apparait pour choisir entre les différents d'un même site s'est mal affiché (il est resté minuscule et vide) et que j'ai donc dû appuyer au hazard à l'intérieur pour pouvoir afficher la fenêtre du flux et l'ajouter. Edit ; comme je l'évoquais sur certains sites la détection de flux est difficile, certain ont carrément supprimé la fonction rss au profit des réseaux sociaux (ces mêmes réseaux qui perdent des millions d’utilisateurs à force de scandales et sont de vrais dangers pour la démocratie). Pour d'autres cela relève du jeu de piste, je pense à allociné par exemple où lorsque tu as finis par enfin trouvé les liens rss, tu dois cliquer dur une bulles vide pou trouver le flux qui fonctionne ! Mais je pense que dans ces cas, cela relève plus d'un désintérêt pour la fonction rss au profit des réseaux sociaux, choix sur lequel certains pourraient revenir si les gens continuent de se désabonner massivement face ç ces profiteurs et incubateurs de nazis. Edit 2 : better than Live Bookmarks and more efficient.
    Merci pour le retour :-)

    Sinon, pourquoi les 2 étoiles en moins ? (que faut il corriger/améliorer/ajouter ?)

    Edit:
    - Ça le fait lors de l'abonnement à un site en particulier ?
    - Utilises tu un thème ou autre ?
    - Sinon peux tu me donner n'importe quelles info à laquelle tu penses afin que je puisse reproduire le soucis ? Comme ça je pourrais faire une correction, merci :-)

    Edit2:
    ok, comme par exemple pour:
    - http://rss.allocine.fr/ac/actualites/cine
    je vais voir si je peux y faire quelque chose, (comme par exemple mettre un texte par défaut lorsque le titre est vide)
    Sinon l’icône RSS vert sert à s'abonner aux flux publiés (officiellement visibles), et la loupe tente de détecter les flux cachés, mais il est vrai qu'elle ne détecte rien sur Allociné, je vais vois s'il possible d'y faire quelque chose (ou pas...)
  • This RSS-feeds-manager needs a 3 vertical column layout, one for feeds, another vertical column for article-titles, and the third one for article-content. Also it needs a dark theme.

    I will wait for this upgrades, and then I will raise my stars.

    EDIT - ANSWER TO THE DEV: All the most used RSS-feeds-manager has a 3 vertical column layout. IMO it is a must. Please, take a look at FeedBro, NewsFox and others, and you will see that the 3rd vertical column layout is perfect, and works perfect. At this layout, normally the column-widths are customizable, so there is no problem at all with visibility. Users decide each column-width. The benefit of this layout is the possibility of having a larger vertical list of feeds in the first column, a larger vertical list of titles in the second column, and one article-content in the third column, everything in one screen at the same time. Your add-on doesn't allow that. Please, take a look over the most used add-ons, perhaps you can be inspired by these add-ons.

    EDIT 2: I rise my qualification to 5 starts, regarding the excellent attitude of the developer "dauphine-dev". He seems an open-mind person, open to suggestions, and willing to improve his add-on based on user requests. Congratulations and thank you.
    Thank you for you review and your requests :-)

    Drop feeds has already 2 vertical column layout one for feeds, another vertical column for article-titles (option Items / Feed items list).
    I will think to add a 3rd column for article content (but I am not sure it is good idea because articles will display in small area, and will be difficult to read, but if it is what users want, then I will do it)

    Yeah you are right, Drop feeds needs a dark theme.

    But these improvements will not come on the next version 0.9 (close to be ready and coming soon) but may be in 0.9.1 or 0.9.2 you will see ;-)

    Edit:
    Like as I said I will do it (3rd vertical column layout), and yes I will take a look to other RSS addons.

    Edit2:
    Thank you :-)

    Edit3:
    - I have take a look to FeedBro but I haven't the 3rd layout in the left column, but may be I haven't look well.
    - I have tried too to take a look to NewsFox, but is not compatible with actual Firefox version, and I have tried to install it on Firefox 56, but unfortunately it has failed (I haven't investigate why...), then I haven't no example to base on, and see what you expect exactly...
    - Any way I have made a 3rd layout, it is available on github: https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds/releases/tag/0.9.1alpha4 . If you have any remarks please tell me in the discussion thread devoted to this development here : https://github.com/dauphine-dev/drop-feeds/issues/64

    Have fun with Drop Feeds 0.9.1alpha4 ;-) (it is a incomplete work, but it is a working version)

    Edit4:
    The 3rd layout and dark themes are now available in Drop Feeds version 0.9.1
  • It looks like this will be a good replacement for Sage in time. It is very nice to have a sidebar feedreader back. However, it seems to still be rather buggy. I wasn't able to change the folder it used from Drop Feeds to my old RSS Feeds folder for example, nor to the old default Sage Feeds folder.

    One major downside is that it doesn't allow you to use Livebooksmarks in the way that Sage did. This was an issue with the reader I had before Sage, but thought it had always worked with Sage. However, I'm finding this MIGHT be due to a Firefox issue, so I'm not taking a point off the rating for it.

    That said, it doesn't have all the features of Sage, including some moderately important ones like a way to mark all items in a feed read with a button.
    Thank for your review and you support.

    About :
    - "it doesn't allow you to use Livebooksmarks in the way that Sage did":

    Yes you are right. When I have started Drop Feeds I have tried to use Livebooksmarks, but with WebExtension API I haven't access to Livebooksmarks url, without url I can do nothing, then I have use classic bookmarks (but may be I have missed some thing, if any one reading that know then please tell me, but any way If I have well understood Livebooksmarks will be stopped in Firefox 64)


    - "I wasn't able to change the folder it used from Drop Feeds to my old RSS Feeds folder for example, nor to the old default Sage Feeds folder":

    Yes, you are right again. It 's because Sage was using Livebooksmarks, and like I said upper Drop Feeds can't manage them correctly with WebExtension API.
    Then you have use OPML export from Sage and OPML import in Drop Feeds.


    - missing important features like a way to mark all items in a feed read with a button.

    To see the the items toolbar you have to check the option "Items/Feed item list toolbar", you will get a button to mark all items in a feed read.
    But may be I haven't understood what you talk about, then me more about, and I will add the missing feature in the next version.

    Thank you :-)