We recently tweeted about our Drag and Drop feature in FlowReader, and one of our Twitter friends suggested we create an animation or a blog post about it.

Drag and Drop isn’t a new feature, but it reminded us that those of you who are new to our service might not know about the options you have available for managing your content sources.

So, I decided to take this opportunity to show you how easy it is to add and manage RSS feeds in FlowReader!

Add Your Favorite Sources

FlowReader is empty when you first sign up, so the first thing you should do is add the feeds of your favorite sources. It’s easy to add new content whenever you need, and there are two different ways you can do this in FlowReader.

+Add Content

Click on +Add content at the top of your left-side menu. Enter the feed URL of your favorite sources into the Add subscription address bar and click Add. You can also select or create a category where you’d like to add each feed.

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If you have an existing file of your feeds and categories, you can use the Import from OPML file button at the bottom of the +Add content page.

Left Menu Drop-Down Options

Flowreader also allows you to add RSS feeds straight from the left-side menu. Just click the drop-down menu to the right of each category and select Add feed. From there, you can type or paste the feed URL and click OK.

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Not sure what your the RSS feed of your content source is? You can enter the main URL of the blog or website you want to add, and FlowReader will find it for you!

Add & Define Categories

One of the best parts of using an RSS reader is that you can group sources into different categories, especially if you are reading and curating from a lot of content sources every day.

We already mentioned one way to add categories from the +Add content page, but you can also click the drop-down menu next to Reader in the left-side menu. You can also rename categories using the options in the drop-down menus next to each category name.

 

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You can choose to read all your feeds together using the Reader tab, or you can click on individual categories to read all the feeds that the category contains.

 

This is a great way to customize your sources according to your reading habits and workflow. For more tips for organizing your feeds, you might enjoy this short guide for organizing your feeds.

Drag & Drop Feeds

Need to move a feed? You can drag and drop feeds to move and re-organize feeds between categories. Just grab the feed you want to move, and then drag and drop it to the category you want.

Here’s how it works:

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If you want more tips, you might enjoy this short guide for keeping your RSS feeds organized.

Have more questions for us about FlowReader? Contact us any time!

Ask us in our feedback forum or on Facebook. You can also tweet to us directly, @flow_reader.