Digg Reader Finally Rollout Today

Posted on Jun 26 2013 - 12:17pm by Editorial Staff

As promised, Digg Reader today made its debut finally ending the waits of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who are die-heartedly waiting for it. The company says that its beta version aiming first and foremost for Google Reader users who are looking out for a new Reader service in advance of Google Reader shutdown. The company today open its Digg Reader to the rest of the users who have signed up for early access although if you still miss out, then jump the queue and sign up here at digg.com/reader.


Digg Reader Highlights

  • Speedily migrate your feeds and folders from Google Reader
  • Use keyboard shortcuts, just like in Google Reader: j and k to move between articles, s to save, d to digg, and v to view URL
  • Read using either List or Expanded View
  • Jump to a view of your most popular unread items (as calculated by the rapidly-evolving algorithms of our data scientist) by clicking Popular
  • Save to Instapaper, Pocket, or Readability
  • Share to Twitter and Facebook
  • Digg posts you like, Save posts for later, and set those actions as either private or public
  • Share your Diggs or Saved feed (if public) with friends by grabbing its unique URL in Settings
  • Browse through 25 categories of publishers and sources recommended by Digg’s editors, by clicking on “Add”
  • Search for feeds by clicking “Add” and typing the source name

What To Expect In Coming Months?

  • Search
  • Android app (before end of July)
  • Additional options like “View Only Unread” and “Mark As Unread”
  • Useful ways to rank and sort your posts and stories, such as (1) by popularity within your social networks, (2) by interestingness to you, and (3) by article length
  • Better tools for organizing feeds and folders, as well as support for tagging
  • More options for sharing and sending (e.g., to LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress, Tumblr, Squarespace, Evernote, Dropbox, Buffer), and integration of IFTTT functions
  • Browser extension and/or bookmarklet
  • Ability to import and export your data
  • Uber for cronuts
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