(Android App) Do not load the linked web pages in Feedly's crippled browser. (Or give us the option to turn it off)
By default when you tap on a link to the article it opens it in Feedly. Browsing in Feedly is not ideal because it's not a fully functional browser-- i.e. no toolbar provided "back" button, and Android's "back" button goes back to the Feedly list of articles rather than the previous page, making browsing multi-page articles a pain. I realize there is the (Chrome icon) button at the top that opens a web browser, but sometimes it's not always there (replaced by "Save Article") or even worse, some of my streams don't have a "preview" and go right to the webpage and never gives me the option to load in a browser.
Feedly is an RSS reader, not a full-featured web page browser. Stop confusing the two.
recently, android feedly started opening my articles again in the internal browser "powered by chrome". despite ticked option in the settings to open in external browser. why?
If you are on Android, check out gReader. It reads from the Feedly servers. It is a much better app. It can be set up to open in your choice of browsers when you double tap or click on the web icon. There is a free version. I am not associated with the app, just mentioning it since the Feedly app will probably never change to meet users needs/requests.
Tired of waiting for Feedly to let me use a real browser easily.
Even running Feedly in Chrome instead of as an Android app, links don't work right.
As an app, Feedly is fixated on making itself an RSS-fed browser. Makes you wonder what's happening with data mining, Amazon referral links, and usernames/passwords if logging in to a site via the Feedly "browser."
Done with Feedly.
If I can't find an alternative, giving up RSS entirely is better than clicking through a clingy, obstinate aggregator.
Half the time following a link causes Feedly app to close, and upon reopening it reloads, forcing me to go to "recently read" and open in browser to get back to what I was doing. Very annoying.
Jenna Ali commented
Throwing one more +1 up here. The Feedly browser is a nightmare and we need to have the option to use the default browser of our choice.
This suggestion has almost 300 votes, please move your votes there http://feedly.uservoice.com/forums/192636-suggestions/suggestions/3745823-android-client-add-option-to-open-links-with-ext
Shawn H commented
Also give an option to open a new tab when opening an article in a browser, rather than just overwriting whichever page is open in you current tab. I like to scan quickly through a bunch of articles and open tabs for each, then read them all in browser, rather than being forced to read the whole thing, then go back to feed scanning.
Agree wholeheartedly with this. The ability to choose which browser opens when you press 'Visit website' would partly end my frustration with Feedly.
Paul de Vrieze commented
100% second this. Especially as the browser widget actually makes the app get stuck (nexus 7). This probably is a bug with the webview staying active in the background.
I was looking through the suggestions and saw per votes this suggestion was very low on the list. Then I saw the #1 suggestion "Make feedly available as full web service (no plugin or extension)" http://feedly.uservoice.com/forums/192636-suggestions/suggestions/3744181-make-feedly-available-as-full-web-service-no-plug and realized that would certainly take care of this one! I hope they do it soon :)
Michael Keller commented
This. Please. I can't use some web sites effectively because of this.
I thought this worked as Gareth describes it in a previous version. If I clicked on "Visit Website" it would open in the Feedly browser or in a browser of my choice. Maybe I'm remembering that wrong - but this would help a lot. At a bare minimum make the URL visible (copyable) so that I can copy it and paste it into a browser separately.
Gareth Flynn commented
..Just been thinking some more on this. It would be really useful if you could long press an external link, choose to open it in an external browser but have it not automatically switch to the browser - so that you can finish the current article you're reading before you then switch to your browser to read the link you opened. I realise this may not be possible when using an external browser and only possible if Feedly introduced tabbed browsing for their internal web browser.
Gareth Flynn commented
Yes a hundred times! This is the one thing that drives me nuts about Feedly. Every time I click an external link in an article it loads it in the Feedly browser. The browser isn't the best and I would much prefer having option to either load in an external browser.
Also when returning from a an external link to the original article, it doesn't return you to the place that you left. This is quite frustrating, especially if you were half way down a long comments section.
Steven Kinley commented
I wish this were an option as well. Top many sites break inside the feedly browser.
Daniel Hendrickson commented
Completely agree. This is keeping me from switching. I need to replace google reader, but without this option Feedly is not it