Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights

Introducing Boards, Notes, and Highlights

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We live in an age of information overload. Today’s boards launch is about you taking control of the narrative to get more out of the stories you read on Feedly.

Feedly is home to a vibrant community of experts, students, and trailblazers. We all have our own reasons for reading what we do. Maybe you want to gain a deeper understanding of a topic, or discover something new.

Whatever your motivation, the power of information lies in your ability to harness it. Today we are sharing three new features we hope will make your Feedly experience even better: Boards, notes, and highlights.

With our vibrant community in mind, we set out to build new features that would make it easier and more meaningful to read in Feedly.

As you save more stories, your Boards become libraries of the most important stories you find on Feedly. Everyone can create new Personal Boards. Feedly Teams users will see separate lists in the left navigation for Personal and Team Boards.

Want to get started right now? Here are 8 ways to use Boards to streamline your curation process.

How to Save a Story to a Board

Boards are for saving and organizing stories. All Feedly plans (Basic, Pro, and Teams) can save stories.

Click on the star   on any story to save it. If this is your first time using Boards, we will ask you to create one.

 

When it comes to naming your Boards, try to keep a singular focus. This will keep you organized by your specific projects, clients, brands you monitor, or other important tasks.

  pro tip
Save a single story to multiple Boards. In the example above, a story about marketing tactics is saved to both the “Marketing & Growth” and “Social Media” Boards.

Adding Notes & Highlights

Imagine you’re reading a story, and a phrase sparks an idea about a client or a business opportunity. Feedly Pro and Teams users can enrich stories using notes and highlights.

If you are part of a Feedly Teams plan, your teammates will be able to read your notes and add their own.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to adding notes without missing a beat.

 

Highlight the most important passages to make it easy for your colleagues and other executives to scan through stories. Since stories saved to Boards never expire, you’ll be able to revisit these notes and highlights in the future.

Shared Team Boards

We’ve seen that active knowledge sharing can drive tons of value for your team. By creating shared Team Boards, you have a central place to store those gems you find and see what your teammates have saved.

Say goodbye to clunky email chains and spreadsheets. With Team Boards you have the additional option of sending email roundups to teammates as well as executives outside your team and even external clients. Read more about the benefits of Feedly Teams.

 

To help you get started, we reviewed the Boards of some of the smartest industry analysts, researchers, and marketers. Here are some of their best practices that might inspire you: 7 Great Board Examples.

Save From Anywhere

Easily switch between devices. The Feedly mobile apps (for iPhone or Android) keep your content synced in real time.

You can save stories while browsing the web on desktop or mobile. Add the Feedly browser extension and you can save a story in two clicks. When you go back to your Boards on Feedly, the story will be right where you saved it.

This Medium post is now saved to my “Entrepreneurship” Board. Browser add-ons are also available for Safari and Firefox.

Ready to get started?

Create Your First Board

FAQs

Q: How do I get my team started on Feedly?

Start a one-month free trial and invite as many teammates as you like. With Boards, you and your team can stay ahead of changes in your market, move faster than competitors, and plug knowledge gaps in your organization. We’re happy to work with your team through the one-month free trial and beyond.

Among the team here at Feedly, we use Boards every day to track mentions of our brand and share stories on topics such as machine learning, sales, and company culture.

Q: Can I save to Boards on my phone?

A: Yes. You can read, save, and share on mobile and desktop. If you’re reading on the Feedly mobile app, tap the   icon to save. You’ll be able to save the current story to one or more of your Personal and Team Boards.

Don’t forget there are 5 easy ways to save stories to Boards!

Q: Can I add notes and highlights on my phone?

A: Yes, Feedly Pro and Teams users can use all the same features on mobile.

Q: Can I keep using Read Later?

A: Yes. Read Later is still there. You can save stories to Boards and Read Later for an even more customized Feedly.

Q: How are Boards different from tags?

A: We heard from users that it would be useful to be able to privately share content with teammates. Boards felt more like a central hub with shared access to allow for team curation. Tags didn’t meet the needs communicated to us by the Feedly community. Given that this is an area where we are going to invest a lot, we decided to change the terminology to have the right foundation in place.

If you were using tags, all of your tags and the content associated with them are available as private personal Boards.

Q: How many Boards can I create?

A: Feedly Pro and Teams accounts have unlimited Boards. Basic accounts can create up to 3 Boards. Feedly is proud to be supported by subscriptions to our premium feature set. Compare the different features here.

Q: Is there a tutorial for adding notes and highlights?

A: Yes, here is a step-by-step guide to adding notes. And you can see how to create highlights here.



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