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Upgrade App View from 12/19/16 DOWNGRADE--It's HORRIBLE, UGLY & DIFFICULT TO READ

NV no longer user friendly to basic patrons.

# of settings gone, replaced w/ lists that don't even provide a FULL headline.

Bad options of huge font wasting space where 2nd line is repeatative of headline (really?!) leaving no room for articles to scan which is the point of an rss feed dashboard to scan at glance in the first place...OR

short/med/tall lists of articles w/ boring small, gray-hard-to-read font that is redundant in design for all apps--AGAIN THE LISTED ARTICLES HEADLINES ARE CUT OFFw/ a column break & date.
which defeats the purpose of glancing/scanning which is the purpose of rss feed widgets/apps, frustrating to read a partial headline w/ the only alternative to open directly to the website to gain the full headline and then determine if to be read or not, and then switch back to the next headline that is cutoff and so the cycle continues on and on--this defeats even having a dashboard app view if it's inept, useless and laborious.

Hovering to get a gist of article content GONE.

Scroll useless--once opened article directly to a website, I can view what's offered there to read--I don't need endless lists of articles I've already read!

App View ruined aesthetically--just lists in squares w/ the only distinction between apps being the heading logo--boring, UGLY, unpleasant and hard to read--annoying w/ the cutoff, yes again!

THIS RELEASED UPDATE IS A GROSSLY STREAMLINED DOWNGRADE TO THE MAX! Seriously Netvibes, YOUR USERS/PATRONS DESERVE MUCH BETTER than this skeletal mess.

Time to find an alternative.

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      • Andrew Rossmann commented  · 

        First, the other thread I started at http://faq.netvibes.com/forums/214378-general/suggestions/17479012-i-hate-new-reader-app-view was not deleted. It was merged into this one. You can see my original post at the very bottom.

        I have also noticed a new bug with this update. Sometimes, when I click on the unread number on a multi-tab app to mark all read, it doesn't always appear to clear. But, if I then click on a tab, it suddenly clears. It is set to load all tabs and display unread for each.

      • Walter commented  · 

        One line titles are ridicilous, please go back to the old 2 line headlines. Sad story, but netvibes after this update is unusable!

      • AdminNetvibes (Netvibes, Netvibes) commented  · 

        As announced last week, we updated the font colors a few days ago. Both your unread and read items are now darker and should be more visible on all types of screen.

        More tinkering is currently under development. You should soon be able to do the following:

        - right-click on your articles to mark them as read
        - clearly see when your apps retrieve new items
        - adjust the left-hand side menu when you are reading your articles
        - see all the articles in the dark unread font when you are on a public page.

        Thanks again for your comments and feedbacks.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        That's right. Not useful anymore, ugly, difficult to read, no contrast, not the sames settings...
        This update wasn't necessary. Just a new themes should be great.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I see this similar, Netvibes is not useful anymore in this way...
        Fix this please!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        It really is quite awful. All the endless scrolling is a nightmare. I'm done. Actively looking for a new app to use.

      • Susanoz commented  · 

        Just found 12/21/16 Update Response from Netvibes on its English & French Netvibes Blog entry "New Reader App View" w/ 113 comments/complaints dated 12/19/16. http://blog.netvibes.com/

        It begins: "You spoke, we listened. In the next few days, Netvibes will update font colors on the dashboard for better contrast and visibility, so you can easily read your articles.

        Thanks for your comments and feedback! Send us more suggestions for Netvibes here."

        What did NV say change back: Font color to a darker gray... Nothing else, despite complaints for being unreadable, unusable cut off healines & more.

        The rest of the post goes on to NV's justification of its revamp and praising-itself marketing jargon of its changes.

        For anyone wanting to cut/paste their own complaints made on this thread over there, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt... NV made a response to complaints over there and must be watching moreso than on here.

        I'm now trying out igHome and Protopage.

      • Susanoz commented  · 

        Just found 12/21/16 Update Response from Netvibes on its English & French Netvibes Blog entry "New Reader App View" w/ 113 comments/complaints dated 12/19/16. http://blog.netvibes.com/

        It begins: "You spoke, we listened. In the next few days, Netvibes will update font colors on the dashboard for better contrast and visibility, so you can easily read your articles.

        Thanks for your comments and feedback! Send us more suggestions for Netvibes here."

        What did NV say change back: Font color to a darker gray... Nothing else, despite complaints for being unreadable, unusable cut off healines & more.

        The rest of the post goes on to NV's justification of its revamp and praising-itself marketing jargon of its changes.

        For anyone wanting to cut/paste their own complaints made on this thread over there, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt... NV made a response to complaints over there and must be watching moreso than on here.

        I'm now trying out igHome and Protopage.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        The display in app mode has changed recently. In condensed mode, now there is only one line displayed which makes the feeds unreadable!

      • Doug commented  · 

        Looks as if the new app view is semi-functional (though truly ugly) in Microsoft Edge. But the layout is completely busted in Chrome on Windows, hiding the time and placing the scroll bar behind the text. Did anyone bother to test this change with multiple browsers?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Just verified that OPML export, then import into Protopage, works. You have to manually set up your tabs and arrange the columns, but all of the subscriptions migrate.

      • Mike commented  · 

        It's bloody awful.

      • Raul commented  · 

        What a bad change! We miss not only a fix number of lines, but also two lines for long titles. And we don't need the start of the new after the title. Please return to former configuration.

      • Harvey Cross commented  · 

        It was perfect.It was the only perfect site of its type. And now it's gone. Over the hills and far away.

      • mnky commented  · 

        First iGoogle, now Netvibes. Never call a home "Home" and always have a packed bag at the door. Does make you want to flip the bird to someone, thou.

        In search for a new page. Will check back in a few days, but I think this was it. Protopage first, it was also a candidate in 2013.

      • Sitsofe commented  · 

        Things are improving (22nd) wrt to the colours and the brinig back of the tooltip. I think the tooltip still shows too little (given that it now tries to show the full title as well). Further when a link is clicked and it shows you the full page view clicking the X at the top right doesn't return you back to the overview page but rather leaves it full-screen (which is disconcerting). Additionally infinite scroll is difficult to use with a trackpad as it scrolls the entire page when you reach the bottom of a sub-box...

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I agree. So much harder to navigate

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        If someone is really reading this, I would beg this someone to please show complete headlines with line break in condensed view, this is the major issue to me.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        @Suzanoz
        I was talking about protopage.
        On top of the page there's a little button called colors/settings.
        That gets you to a settings page with a section called "advanced page settings".
        I checked "Disable news item photo thumbnails" and "Apply line wrap to news headlines".
        But what I miss is a way to see older headlines, it seems you can't go back beyond what's shown in each box.

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