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Monday Productivity Pointers
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Customizing Feedly


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Monday Productivity Pointers

with Jess Stratton

Video: Customizing Feedly

Jess Stratton, here and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. I've logged into feedly. And right now, it's on the today view.
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  1. 2m 59s
    1. Requesting your Twitter archive
      2m 59s
  2. 9h 53m
    1. Welcome to the series
      1m 13s
    2. Running a group meeting with coworkers
      7m 19s
    3. Recording and marketing chat on air
      8m 30s
    4. Creating a quick presentation
      5m 37s
    5. Presenting from an iPad or computer
      3m 36s
    6. Migrating your accounts to Mint.com
      9m 55s
    7. Setting budgets and goals
      7m 4s
    8. Collaborating on team documents
      5m 53s
    9. Creating an online photo gallery
      4m 58s
    10. Kickstarter: Setting up your project
      10m 41s
    11. Driving traffic to your project
      5m 48s
    12. Conducting a voice call with a virtual team
      6m 40s
    13. Adding video and chat notifications
      4m 7s
    14. Accepting a payment with Square
      4m 35s
    15. Using the Square Wallet
      2m 32s
    16. Setting up shop on Etsy
      6m 31s
    17. Tracking your Etsy sales with Shop Stats
      4m 9s
    18. Raising your Klout score
      7m 3s
    19. Earning Klout perks
      4m 55s
    20. Skydrive: Collaborating on team documents
      4m 56s
    21. Skydrive: Accessing files on the go
      2m 57s
    22. Setting up Google alerts to track your data
      5m 5s
    23. Removing a page from the Google search index
      4m 42s
    24. Browsing privately in public
      4m 38s
    25. Cleaning up your session before logging out
      5m 8s
    26. Troubleshooting a remote computer with TeamViewer
      3m 42s
    27. Taking screenshots from a PC
      4m 12s
    28. Taking screenshots from a Mac
      3m 36s
    29. Setting up Find My iPhone
      3m 36s
    30. Using iCloud to find an iPhone
      3m 49s
    31. Sampling color from the screen
      5m 27s
    32. Using ColourLovers.com for inspiration
      3m 22s
    33. Get an audio clip onto YouTube using iPhoto
      5m 49s
    34. Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel
      5m 41s
    35. Record your screen using QuickTime
      3m 14s
    36. Record your screen using CamStudio
      2m 34s
    37. Using Tempo Smart Calendar when you are going to be late
      3m 9s
    38. Using Twist to let your customers know where you are
      3m 38s
    39. Using Wunderlist to track multiple projects
      9m 0s
    40. Use the Wunderlist browser extension to create tasks on the web
      5m 46s
    41. Using Smart Mailboxes with Mac Mail
      6m 52s
    42. Customizing the Mac Mail View
      7m 13s
    43. What's a firewall?
      7m 36s
    44. What is the Cloud?
      4m 42s
    45. Creating your own recipe with IFTTT
      7m 19s
    46. Browsing existing recipes with IFTTT
      5m 7s
    47. Installing the Feedly browser extension
      6m 34s
    48. Customizing Feedly
      6m 53s
    49. Understanding the basics of Twitter
      9m 9s
    50. Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts
      9m 14s
    51. Working with URL Shorteners
      5m 45s
    52. Using bit.ly
      8m 31s
    53. Creating Quick Parts to re-use text
      6m 19s
    54. Moving your Autotext to a new computer
      6m 7s
    55. Shutting off access to social networks
      6m 18s
    56. Hiding taskbars
      2m 36s
    57. Exploring the iOS 7 Update
      10m 7s
    58. Running a productive online meeting
      3m 44s
    59. Getting meeting minutes faster
      6m 47s
    60. TextExpander for Mac
      7m 6s
    61. Breevy for Windows
      3m 44s
    62. Using Smart Folders on a Mac
      5m 52s
    63. Using Windows Libraries
      4m 25s
    64. Finding large attachments in your email apps
      5m 13s
    65. Use Ninite to install all your PC apps at once
      3m 30s
    66. Use Get Mac Apps to install your Mac apps at once
      2m 56s
    67. Creating a disposable email address with Guerrilla mail
      4m 7s
    68. Creating an email address that lasts only 10 minutes
      3m 16s
    69. Finding and adding local vendors to enhance your iOS reminders
      3m 45s
    70. Adding geofencing to Find My Friends
      3m 20s
    71. Turning a Word document contract into a PDF
      4m 1s
    72. Turning a PowerPoint presentation into a PDF
      4m 10s
    73. Resetting browser site passwords
      7m 11s
    74. Disabling toolbars, resizing screens, and accidentally closed tabs
      7m 42s
    75. Identifying your wifi's weakest link
      7m 59s
    76. Setting up dual band speed on your router
      7m 36s
    77. Add your social media activity to your website
      8m 54s
    78. Using WordPress mobile to update on the go
      4m 48s
    79. Matching the header row on your spreadsheet files
      8m 20s
    80. Using a formula to merge first and last name columns
      5m 58s
    81. Using JoliDrive to browse cloud app data
      5m 11s
    82. Using JoliDrive on an iPad
      4m 31s
    83. Finding deals on eBay using misspelled listings
      4m 18s
    84. Searching for promotional and coupon codes online
      5m 52s
    85. Sending real postcards from your computer with Postagram
      4m 25s
    86. Using Postagram to send a real postcard from your smartphone
      3m 55s
    87. Getting to Inbox Zero
      11m 4s
    88. Using existing GMail labels with Mailbox
      3m 19s
    89. Adding 2-step authentication
      3m 39s
    90. Enabling in-app PIN codes
      3m 31s
    91. Accessing your digital movies
      5m 20s
    92. Copying movies onto a device
      3m 25s
    93. Using Genius Scan to scan your documents
      3m 34s
    94. Sending your scans
      2m 41s
    95. Using Acrobat to ink sign a PDF
      4m 49s
    96. Writing a letter of recommendation
      7m 49s
    97. Constructing a successful press release
      4m 48s
    98. Troubleshooting wireless security
      4m 48s
    99. Writing a claim letter
      5m 22s
    100. The best reasons to try online chat customer service
      5m 9s
    101. How to do a firmware update
      6m 34s
    102. Siri, your iPhone assistant
      4m 48s
    103. Writing an email that gets read
      4m 51s
    104. Writing an email that requires action
      2m 54s
    105. Your Blu-ray questions answered
      3m 50s
    106. Using LittleBit to photograph your goal progress
      3m 9s
    107. Exporting WordPress blog entries
      3m 28s
    108. Understanding how Office 365 works
      5m 9s
    109. Using Waze for crowdsourced GPS
      2m 58s
    110. Downloading your Facebook timeline
      3m 10s
    111. Scheduling email with Boomerang
      4m 24s
    112. Google Labs for Calendar
      2m 58s
    113. Finding missing songs in iTunes on your iPhone
      2m 10s

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Monday Productivity Pointers
9h 56m Appropriate for all Mar 25, 2013 Updated Jul 21, 2014

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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Check back every Monday for tips on topics from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity Home + Small Office Computer Skills (Mac) Computer Skills (Windows) Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
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iOS
Author:
Jess Stratton

Customizing Feedly

Jess Stratton, here and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. In the last video, I showed you how to use the Chrome browser and start adding content to your feedly. It's like having a magazine that's 100% custom tailored to your interests. So now that the content is there. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can further customize feedly once you're in it, and reading your content. So that it can be the best possible experience you could have. And tailored to the way that you like to read.

I've logged into feedly. And right now, it's on the today view. So here's all my articles from today. And I can see that the first category that it picked for me is Cooking. So, everything that's in my cooking category is right in this feed. We move down to the Learning category and here's all the new releases from lynda.com that I had in my feed. I also have a News category and so on and so on. I can go through them all. So there's a few things that we can do. The first thing that we can do at any time is click on any of these categories, and read them one at a time.

So if I just want to read my news, I can click News. The same with all my favorite Productivity blogs. And technology and so on and so on. Now, some ways that you can customize it, is by changing the way that they display in the view. So here's a default view, and I can change that view at any time by coming over to the top right and clicking on these four icons. For example, I can switch to a title-only view. This shows me the blog that it came from, the title of the blog article, and a little bit of a description of it.

It will also tell me how long ago it was posted on the website itself. Now it gets more apparent when I have multiple sites in that category. For example, I'm going to switch to my Productivity category and change to the Title Only View. So here, you can see on the left hand side all the different sites that it's coming from. I can change to what they call Magazine View. This is my personal favorite. It just is a very pretty view. And it makes it fun to read. I can see the thumbnail image that was from that site. Here's the same title and here's the same description except it's just a little easier to read.

I can also change to a larger view. Now remember more or less articles is going to fit on the page depending on which view you choose. It's the same content though. Finally I can choose a full article view, in which I can read it in line right from Feedly. I can decide at any time which one I want to keep by default, by coming down here on the left-hand side on the bottom of the screen, an choosing preferences. This is going to ask me which my default view is. Now I like magazines, so I chose Magazine.

I can fix that at any time, and come back in and change it. I can also choose which page I want feedly to load when I start it. For example, only sites that were updated today all of them, or something that it calls the index view. I'll show you that in a second. So you can explore all of the preferences that you can change. Get it all set up the way you want, and when you are finally done. We can move out of it, and I'll show you what index means on the left-hand side here.

This is going to show me all my categories such as Updates, Productivity, News. These are things that I've made, what sites are in them, and how many unread articles are in there. At any time, I can click on that and go right to that category and start reading. Now suppose I have a feed that I don't want any more. Or it's just an old feed, my interest has changed. Or perhaps I've just added it to the wrong category. I can change those at any time.

I'm going to click on Organize on the left hand side of the screen. And this is going to bring me to a drag and drop screen. I can see all my categories and I can see all the sites that's in them. At any time I can remove a site from this by clicking on the x. It's going to ask me if I want to unsubscribe from the the site, and I can choose yes or no. In this case, I do want it removed, so I'll click Yes. I can also move things around. For example, I noticed while I was going through my categories That BBC News is in the wrong category.

It keeps showing up in my technology, but I want it in the news category. I can take BBC News, click and hold the mouse, and drag and drop right into the news category. Now it's in the right place. I can also further organize this view by creating new categories or by moving things around. For example, here's my relax category in which I look at these sites over my morning coffee or whenever I have some free time. Now I can further refine that. For example, I have two sites in here that might be better suited to their own category.

So I'm going to take this site, drag it all the way into New Category. I'll then get prompted to name that new category. I'll call it Cars. Click the green Create button, and I've got my new category. Now I can take my second site, and move it in to the category. I can see that change instantly on the left hand side. And now whenever I go into my new Cars category, I'll be brought right in to the dual nic in the Reddit mini-site that I created.

So now I can take my time and browse these sites. Now there's one more thing I want to show you. I'm going to come down here and select Themes. Because if you're getting your magazine all set up the way you want it you might as well get it to be a nice color that you like. So here's where you can change the color. Go through, find one that you like, and update the color. Now when you come into your Today view. It'll save the color and it'll always be there when you go back into your feedly. So, that's a little bit about how you can organize your feeds, move them around, delete old feeds and create new categories.

I encourage you to go through, check the preferences, change the way your feeds are displayed, and get it all set up to be your perfect magazine.

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