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Feature spotlight: Widget & Reader Views

For all newcomers to Netvibes, here’s a quick bit of info you might not know: Netvibes offers two different views to display the info, the Widget & Reader views.

If you’ve got a lot of apps (Gmail, Weather, Twitter or Social widget), the first one is probably the most suited for you. It’s called the Widget view and displays the information through Widgets or Apps that can be easily moved on the Dashboard, via drag & drop. In Netvibes Premium, apps can also display Analytics, Smart Filters and can be combined to form new “Compare Widgets”.

Here’s what a Widget view dashboard looks like (click to enlarge):

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Tip: if you’ve got too many apps, simply create a new tab and drag them there.

The other view is called the Reader view: it’s the typical way to consume RSS feeds. It uses a display similar to that used in most RSS aggregators and allows you to have a quick overview of all your feeds. It offers three different views: List, Expanded and Mosaic. You can also expand and read through an entire article by simply clicking on its title.

Here’s what a dashboard using the Reader view looks like (click to enlarge):

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Tip: if you have apps or widgets that are not feeds, they’ll be listed in the “Other Apps” section.

Log in now and try both views to find the one that works for you. Got questions? Suggestions? Let us know here in the comments or on our UserVoice page. We’ll cover more tips and features in forthcoming posts. Stay tuned!

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4 Comments

  • Reply calway July 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Reference – widget view
    I love my Netvibes, but… is there any chance of getting ‘black backgrounds’ back again? I don’t know why they were taken off, but having some eye problems, I found black (or dark) backgrounds so much easier on my eyes.
    Please, if you could, could we have dark backgrounds back?
    Thank you …..

  • Reply KNTRO July 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    When the Mark as ‘Read Later’ and Tag this article [SmartTag] buttons will be finally available in Widget view? They’re currently available in Reader view only. I need these functions as well in the Widget view madly! Please!

    Thank you very much.

  • Reply TheresaMP August 9, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Wondering if there is a way to alphabetize my RSS feeds? Looked through all the help and couldn’t find anything that tells me how to do it. thanks

  • Reply adil el ghmari August 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I love my Netvibes, but… is there any chance of getting ‘black backgrounds’ back again? I don’t know why they were taken off, but having some eye problems, I found black (or dark) backgrounds so much easier on my eyes.

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