It’s Friday and yes, we have another neat release for you! You may have noticed that lately we have been very regularly doing another release every other Friday. Perhaps gradually we will stop referring to these as weekly releases and start using the more standard term “development release” which is at the same time more accurate.
Anyway, three really cool new things in this release.
The first one I described a couple of days ago: BlogBridge is now translated into Russian, and ready to be easily translated into most any other language. All we need are volunteers: hint hint
Second, with this release the “Photo Album” display becomes much more easily discoverable, it’s in the toolbar, right above the articles that are effected.
Where previously we had icons corresponding to the “Minimal”, “Brief” and “Full” display of articles, now we have two banks of icons: On the left are icons to allow you to switch between “Normal” and “Photo Album” and on the right are the old “Minimal”, “Brief” and “Full” controls.
If we look at one of our favorites, Engadget, in the two display modes you get the idea. Basically any feed that is primarily photos looks really cool in the Photo Album display mode. This works especially nicely with Flickr SmartFeeds.
Third, we now have a new, and often requested feature, a “Pin” command. At the top right of each Article you will see a little icon to Pin and Un-pin that article. Simple but powerful. When you pin an article it is protected from being deleted when articles are normally purged.
Yeah, yeah, the icon is a “flag” not a “pin”. That’s because we don’t have a “pin” icon handy right now, but we will be updating it soon.
As I think some of you know we’ve been working on a new product, the BlogBridge: Library. We haven’t announced it yet, because it’s not quite done. But this release also includes other improvements which relate to the Library project. Watch this space!
If you are curious and courageous, Click here to download and run the latest Development Release (on any platform).