Mark all as read?

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Is there a way to 'mark all as read'?
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There are lots of stories I'm just not interested in reading. When I come back to Pulse later in the day after having read some in the morning, there's no obvious visual indication of where the new feed items begin. I have to do it from memory. This is a rather basic feature that I would like to see implemented as soon as possible.
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yes, we're hoping to implement a visually pleasing way of doing this soon!
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Paolo Minciotti

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I hope you implement 'Mark as read" and "mark all as read" very soon, in Pulse 2.0 it's not yet, and than I would like to see only unread news in the reader, thank you!
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The very best addition to Google Reader for Android was a "mark up to here as read". I regularly have hundreds of unread articles in each feed and can't read them all at once!
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Agree
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Bas Haenraets

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Definitely agree. Missing feature in an otherwise great news aggregator.
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Add me to the list. This is a major short coming for me. I've been going to another news reader to mark stories that I am not interested in as read. This is a poor work around, though.
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agree
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No there isn't at the moment. From the user's perspective, what it seems you really want is a way to remove or grey out stories that you already know you don't want to read... rather than mark stories read that you haven't actually read. We're working on a visually pleasing way to do this!
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Please do it sooner than later! This was 3 months ago.....Anything new since then ??????
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Bas Haenraets

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You've been working on it for 3 months now. I've got a feeling it's not going to happen. But I realized that 2 months ago already, so I'm happily using another rss reader. Shame, I would rather have used Pulse.
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Hi Everyone,

We've been working on many new requested features but we're a small team and can only physically do what's most requested. It's in our queue of new features, but we can't add every new feature that's requested. Thanks a lot!
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How is this NOT a top list to-do item? Why would you use teh Google Reader sync if they aren't going ot be marked as read??
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Much needed
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Alternatively a sort order "latest news first (on the left)" would help a bit as well
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Cristina Cordova

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The publisher of the feeds in Pulse sets the order of the feeds. Most do it chronologically, with the newest to the left. If there is a publisher that doesn't, please ask them to change their feeds!
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Will Pulse also sync-back to Google Reader, when you mark something as read?
I would also like to hide all read articles.
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Yes, Pulse does sync back to Google Reader. Just make sure you added the feeds originally through Google Reader. Tap on the articles you want marked as read.
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I agree. When I have read an article I want it to be removed from the list of available articles. Most news readers have the basic function to either show all articles or only those you haven't read. I hope this feature will be available soon.
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Pulse really needs this!! I just installed it this morning and it's so nice to use, but so frustrating at the same time. The way I personally would like to see it implemented:

1) A permanent checkbox at the top for "Display unread items only" (applies to all feeds)
2) A button at the top for "Mark all as read" (applies to all feeds)
3) A button next to each feed's title for "Mark all as read" (applies to only that feed)

I hope this gets implemented soon... now I'm off to Google Reader to mark all as read everything I didn't read in pulse... except I now have to first figure out which ones I haven't seen in pulse yet.... aaargh so frustrating
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I agree 100% on this. This is exactly what is needed. Pulse is amazing looking, but almost useless once you start using it simply because it's missing the ability to hide read items. What Chylld above describes would be perfect. Until then, back to Google Reader.
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Read items are greyed out in Pulse. That's our indicator of "read"

Why don't we just remove the stories? Well, if you read every story in Pulse, there would be nothing left and pulse would look visually empty. It's a tough problem, but we're trying to solve it!
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Read everything and it is visually empty? Sounds perfect! It's a better visual representation that you have nothing left in your current sources than greyed titles (which I can't tell the difference). I'm sure that your real users would add more sources to make it look visually rich if they emptied it all the time.
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Adding this feature would be excellent. I don't always have time to read, nor am I interested in, every item in a particular feed. Being able to set the feed read would be very helpful.
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This is the one thing that keeps me from using Pulse regularly. Hope to see it rectified soon!
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This issue is absolutely frustrating ! Please do something soon! All the other readers have the possibility to Mark as Read.....so why not Pulse ?
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Cristina Cordova

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The stories you tap on in Pulse are marked as read (greyed out compared to the rest of the stories in the stream).
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Dave McLaughlin

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Yes, but we want to be able to have all the stories in that stream marked as read even if we don't read them. We scan through looking for something to read and after we are done, we want to hit MARK ALL AS READ so that any that are still unread now become grey to show they have been read. I have the option to hide unread so having this MARK ALL would make this app so much better.
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Anyone out there ?
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Yes I would love this also. I however would be fine with what the pulse employee said, 'a visually nice way of seeing where I left off last'. Any further function like being able to turn them off altogether via a selectable switch would be well received here too.

Thanks for awesome app!
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Cristina Cordova

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Read stories are faded out compared to unread stories. That's our visual indicator! Thanks!
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Taka Iguchi

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Ditto. I'm about to ditch pulse for my old rss reader for this one reason even though pulse is visually much better.
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Cristina Cordova

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Stories you read in Pulse are faded out compared to the other stories in Pulse. That's our current visual indicator, but we're working on it!
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Tryphoon

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What other RSS reader are you using?
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Paolo Minciotti

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"Reeder" for example..it is very quick and complete.
Of course Pulse's graphic is better but it is very incomplete.
They will release a new version (they said) but i don't see it, and other RSS readers are more complete than that.
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I use and like news rack. Pulse is much better visually, but I have rss readers on 6 different devices and if they are not in sync, brawn beats beauty.
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Hi Taka,

We have a sync feature coming out soon so if you're interested in trying, keep your ears to the ground :)

Best,
Karen

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Yes, most definitely a necessary feature, along with Google Reader synchronization of 'read status'.
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Cristina Cordova

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We do have Google Reader sync in Pulse. If you import your feeds via Google Reader and read (tap on) a story in Pulse, it will be marked as read in Pulse. It also syncs the other way, you just need to refresh Pulse to ensure you're seeing the updated version.
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It's always great to see a fast response from the devs. I was not aware that the sync option was there, perhaps it's not stated on the 'beginner's guide' feed, or it's too deep in the text, i just glossed over it. But the 'mark all as read for individual feeds as well as globally is also a must-have, and the main subject of the conversation, will make this great app even better.

I also think the graying out is too subtle a change, many people don't notice, and I feel I have to make too much of an effort to discern it. As time permits, I think you should think about a more prominent change to 'mark as read', perhaps dimming a bit more the gray, and/or adding a translucent watermark, or something like that.

Kudos to the devs!
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Thanks!
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Once again, I beg to differ. The sync does not work. Even using the refresh button does often turn all of the news I did read back tio unread...
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Cristina Cordova

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What device software, device and Pulse software are you using?
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I have to partially agree with Tryphoon that the read-status-syncing has issues. It seems to mark a few items, but not all.

But there's more than that. A few feeds are more recent in pulse than in Google Reader, but others are the other way round.

These results will change over time of course, but let me illustrate: Gizmodo is 7 posts behind in Pulse, but 9to5mac is one post ahead (compared to Google Reader).

Even though it is 'only' 7 posts behind Google Reader, Google Reader has 19 stories marked as 'unread'. 9to5mac also has one story marked as 'unread' when it should have none.

For the matter, I am on iPad with Pulse version 2.0 updated on 9/28/2010, using iOS 4.2 GM version 'b'.
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Thanks we'll take a look!
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I don't get all the fuss over needing "Marked as Read". Yes, I too was annoyed that this wasn't a feature . . at first. And I didn't recognize that read posts were grayed out. Now that I notice the grayed out read posts, it is simple to read the new ones and still have the old ones there for reference. It sometimes annoys me that I have to show all posts in Google Reader to see what I read yesterday.

Tim
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Thanks for your input Tim! Always great to hear all sides of the story.

Karen
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At least for me, the product is unusable without the 'mark as read' feature. With a very large number of feeds, the only way I can keep up is to speed skim the headings and only read the ones that interest me. The rest I mark as read so I don't unnecessarily get to again later.
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Cristina Cordova

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Thanks for the suggestion Tarun!
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Hey everybody,

First, thanks for giving this application for free. I've test it and I like to use it on the road with a limited set of feeds. My feeds are only on Google reader. I like when artcile is read to have it grey out or simply disapearing (this should be a cool option). But I think a bug is present in the application because when I have all my threds read, all of these are grey out. but if I click refresh all are back as not read. The only way to do it is to use a different client. This is really annoyiong. I believe this is quite a trivial issue to solve.

Otherwise it makes my usage of the application quite difficult overtime.

Regards
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Karen Nga

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Hi Jeboss,

Thanks for writing. I'm sorry for the delay but are you still experiencing this? Please let me know.

Best,
Karen

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