Thursday, September 29, 2005

Improvements Update

We are continuously working to make the best RSS reader for our customers. We read all your feedback and just released three important improvements:

- Easier to read “unread counts”
- Open posts in new window
- Allow longer passwords, between 5 and 30 characters


We’ll be announcing new features and more improvements very soon.

I also want to let you know that the second pool of beta subscriptions is going fast. You can still invite your friends and people you think may be interested in using SearchFox RSS. Just tell them to send us an email at support at searchfox dot com with their preferred username and reference code xb17.

Friday, September 23, 2005

TechCrunch MeetUp

Scott Roy and I had a blast at the TechCrunch Meetup last night. I had the chance to demo SearchFox RSS a couple of times and meet some outstanding people.

Thank you Michael and Keith for making it happen.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Expanding Beta Program

We want our beta customers to be the first ones to take advantage of the new pool of available beta accounts. You can invite your friends and people you think may be interested in using SearchFox RSS. Just tell them to send us an email at support at searchfox dot com with their preferred username and reference code xb17.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

New Feature: "Archive This Page"

"Archive This Page" was developed as a result of the invaluable feedback received from our beta users. This new feature makes archiving more flexible. If you don't have time to go through all the pages for a folder or feed, you can archive a single page so you won't have to sort through read items later.

You can access this feature using the button next to the "Batch" menu or the alt+p keyboard shortcut.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

SearchFox RSS Update

We have experienced an incredible number of requests for new accounts in the past couple of weeks. This is a great indicator that early adopters are finding the personalization engine a real success.

Due to higher traffic than expected we had to take the system down for 30 minutes on September 12 at 10:30 PM for much needed hardware updates. We added more machines to the back end, implemented a new scaling architecture and increased the bandwidth with our hosting provider. These improvements will allow us to provide with a faster service and lots of new beta accounts.

If you know someone that may be interested in SearchFox RSS, tell her/him to send us an email at searchfox at support dot com.

Thank you for your interest and the great feedback.

Monday, September 12, 2005

New OPML Parser

We just updated the OPML parser in order to accept exported OPML files from FeedDemon and Onfolio.

Unfortunately, RSS readers export OPML files in ways we can't predict. Send us an email at support at searchfox dot com if your exported OPML fails to import into SearchFox . Please include the OPML file and some information about the reader you are exporting from.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

New Features - Archive All, Scores and My Profile

We are adding new features to make SearchFox’s personalization even better. Check out these new features and let us know what you think:

Archive All Pages

It’s easy to find right next to the "Batch Menu". The "Archive All Pages" feature archives all the posts on your current view. You can get back to your archived posts using search or clicking on "all".

Scores

The scores to the right of the posts' title are the first cut at exposing the "Personalization Engine" at work. It provides a scale that you can use to determine how far down the list of incoming posts you should read.

My Profile

The profile on the left side of the screen reflects what the "Personalization Engine" has learned about you so far. You will notice that the profile changes as your interests change and you read more posts.