Bloglines Ups Features With Playlists

    November 14, 2006

Of the 175-plus feeds I track using Bloglines, it can be daunting to look at all of them at once. They might as well be stacks of magazines piled up on my desk.

Bloglines new feature helps with this problem, allowing you to create playlists of specific feeds.

    What if you have certain feeds you view only in the morning? You don’t want to re-arrange your whole “My Feeds” listing just for this time of day. Playlists lets you create short groupings of feeds to access from your main list. Create them, change them, even delete them–all without changing your original “tree” of feeds. What song playlists are to your MP3 library, Bloglines Playlists are to your Bloglines blogs & feeds.

The best part of the playlist feature, in my opinion, is how it serves up feeds and their recent posts in one page view. It’s easy to set up and is a helpful way to navigate, read and organize the long list of feeds you can accumulate over time.

I realize many of you get this feed via email or use another feed reader to access this blog. But I’m posting this positive experience with Bloglines as they take a lot of heat for not keeping up with their competitors. Playlists are a small, smart step in the right direction.



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