So this is what the bloglines folks were up to. As always, SaaS’ success is also a matter of keeping customers happy with small but regular updates.
The 3-pane view looks pretty nice and the quick view works nicely with multiple feeds and will avoid me having to select which feeds need to show headers only (vs. entire posts). The keyboard navigation (“j” and “k”) is still very convenient and the small animations are a nice addition.
I’m not sure about having to explicitly mark as read. I’d also like to be able to have preferences as to what the default view (quick, full or 3-pane) is for each feed or folder. I don’t think I’ll use the personalized homepage.