We have made a small but significant change today. Favorites are now called Stars and there are some little functional changes around them.
First about the naming. Favorites implies that you save items there forever – those are you favorite items and you want them organized there. However it’s not how we imagined this section to work. Tags are way better for organizing favorite content and we also provide a one-click integration with 5 different services like OneNote.
For a long time you were asking for a more native “Read later” feature. That was the main driver of this change.
Apart from the name there are some slight functional changes:
Up until now this section didn’t have any counter. It now shows the total number of starred articles to remind you that there is stuff waiting for you there.
You can hide the counter (to return the previous behavior), by clicking the “Starred settings” menu:
Visible in the screenshot above – the “Mark all as read” button and the unread filter are now removed from this section. There was always an issue with both functions there, because unread states weren’t always accurately presented in this section and the unread filter was turned off a long time ago (because most people have only read articles in this section anyway).
There’s a new “Clear all” button, which automatically removes all starred articles. There’s a confirmation of course if you want to do it.
Apply tag to all stars
This new change should allow you to better track your starred articles and to remind you when you have something to read later. Remember that starred articles are synchronized across all your devices. You can star articles from our iOS or Android apps and read them later in our web version when you are at your desktop.
The Innologica team and a happy star