Android: Mark as read while reading

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A nice feature on the Android app would be to mark items as read as you scroll through the feed. Similar to what happens on the web.

Another option would be to borrow from Google Reader and have a long press on a feed item with the option to mark previous items as read.
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Mark Anderson

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Posted 7 years ago

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Mark Anderson

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I guess I am used to a certain workflow coming from Google Reader. What I want to do is the following:

1) Browse through the stories of a feed but only reading a few/none.
2) I decide to stop reading that feed for whatever reason but want to mark as read up until the point I have reached.
3) In Google Reader on Android I would long press on the item I had reached and select "Mark previous as read".

I Newsblur the only options for marking a story as read seem to be reading the story or marking the complete feed as read.
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Anthony Polito

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Seriously, the android app is painful. I can't tell what will save my read counts and what wont. I read on muni a lot and when I'm underground I have no idea if it will save later or not. (Plus the read counts on the android app seem to be completely random and keep going back to what they were before, even after I quit a feed.)

The android app is practically unusable as is, which is a real shame because I really like being able to catch up on my news when waiting for the bus/etc.