3 new feature requests

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love the program, buts its missing two features that keep me from using it regularly and 1 feature that would be a great addition.

Needed:
1) An option in settings to download ALL data when you load the program. To add greater functionality, you could have the option say something like this: "only download all on startup if it wasn't downloaded within X hours" and give a 0 option to make it always download.

2) When you click the mark all as read button on the bottom right when viewing feed contents, it should also exit the feed and go back to the main screen. If you are going to press that button, then you more than likely are done with the feed anyway. You can choose to leave the mark all as read option at the bottom of the list the same as it is now to give the user an option to not exit automatically.

Nice Feature:
1) Filtering, either at the single feed level or all feed level. If you implement at the all feed level, you could not that the filter is applied somewhere on all of the screens with a little icon. When filtered, all options (like mark as read ,etc) would only apply to the filtered items.

If these features (or something like them) are already in your dev path, could you let us know?

Thanks for the great app and look forward to continued support!

-Troy
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Hi Troy,
-Filter function is available in settings.
-download all data when load app is developed in v1.2, which is in review by Apple.
-back to main screen function would be added in our consideration in future update.
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That is excellent news, but I am confused about the filter function. Are you saying that you can filter by keyword? I probably was unclear in that request. I meant to say that you could specify the following:

Show me only feeds that contain the word "iphone".
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filter means show all/new items in v1.2.
filter by keyword is not in our plan right now, but we might take your advice into consideration.
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Fay C.

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Sad to see that filter by keyword is not in the plan right now. Would love to have this feature!
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rory.primrose

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I also want the auto jump back function. What I think it should do is move the navigation back to the point where there are unread items. This may be the root menu, but may also be in the folder above the current location. This auto navigation shouldn't go back to the root in this case.
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Klaus, Official Rep

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Hi rory, we'll take your advice into consideration.
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ongakubaka

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Troy's 2nd idea (going back to the main screen automatically after selecting "mark all as read") would be awesome.
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Would be great to add the filter/research by keyword
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bryandoyle

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I have requested #2 a few times. Hopefully it will finally get implemented. There are too many taps to delete all articles in a feed. I would like to have just one button you tap that deletes all the articles in the current feed and jumps back the previous folder view. Don't jump already back to the home level.

Newsstand (not called Newsrack) has this feature.
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conorporter

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Why are feeds being restricted to 100 items. I'd like to open MRSS and sync EVERY feed that is unread and cache their images. I often have over 200 feeds and require the ability to read without service throughout the day.
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yb3754mm

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Good point by bryandoyle- newsrack does this really well on the iPad. Makes speeding thru feeds awesome. What newsrack does wrong is: no image saving, crappy advance tabs at very top of page, no full screen surfing.

Final note- newsrack has an amazing image preview feature on the feed left panel. Nice touch.
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I think going back to the main page after clicking Mark All As Read should be made configurable rather than the only option. Oftentimes I find myself using Mark All As Read and then scrolling back up to mark the one or two items that I want in that folder to remain unread. It takes far fewer taps to do that then to mark the posts I want marked read individually.