Google’s decision to retire Google Reader sent a large community of internet users searching for alternatives. We believe that PortalPanel is more than just an alternative; it’s simply a better experience.
(PRWEB) June 24, 2013
An online bookmarking application, PortalPanel, is pleased to announce an addition of the advanced RSS reader to the list of its free services. The reader, dubbed News Portal, allows each user to create their own news stream, including the ability to customize the way they receive and consume the news. Users can enter their favorite RSS feeds or choose from a list of trending feeds recommended by the PortalPanel team.
“Google’s decision to retire Google Reader sent a large community of internet users searching for alternatives. We believe that PortalPanel is more than just an alternative; it’s simply a better experience," says Simon Dau, a lead developer of the application.
The News Portal is designed to attract internet users familiar with RSS feeds and looking for a new platform, as well as those who have never consumed web content in this fashion before.
Known for its minimalistic web development philosophy and extreme attention to details, PortalPanel delivers a stunning, unintrusive design for its News Portal. It focuses on ease of use, content, and shareability.
“As brilliant and relatively old concept as it is, an RSS feed is still underused and undiscovered by many. PortalPanel’s News Portal has a brain of an advanced RSS reader and looks of a cool kid. The combination of the two makes it an infinitely fun news aggregation platform with a mass appeal," says Simon Dau.
Each user can create their own mix of feeds. In addition, users can choose from feeds featured in the Trending section. The feeds are hand-picked by the PortalPanel team and will change based on trending sporting events, political affairs, and noteworthy cultural happenings.
Once a feed is saved, it will appear in the Your Feeds column. Clicking on a feed will conveniently display the latest headlines in the Updates column. This way, users can browse the headlines without having to open each story individually. A Mix Feeds button allows users to see a mix of time-stamped updates from all feeds instead of just any one particular feed.
Clicking on a headline will open up the first paragraph of the story. At this point, it’s up to the user to decide whether they want to continue browsing or go directly to the story.
Any story can be saved for later reading or bookmarked using the PortalPanel’s bookmarking app or shared on one of many supported social networks like Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
The RSS reader not only adds value to already feature-rich PortalPanel, but also fits nicely into its dashboard as an additional widget. Users can keep an eye on their news feed while organizing their bookmarks, updating social networks or searching for new content.
The homepage widget features latest headlines each followed by a timestamp; it also has an auto update function, so users don’t need to refresh their newsfeed manually.
The launch of News Portal solidifies PortalPanel’s reputation as a robust, ad-free web bookmarking service. The PortalPanel team is excited to be able to provide users with One Page to Rule Them All.