It’s a fair departure from the classic view that many of us have become accustomed to with a lot of ajax driven features, a new start page (allowing you to drag and drop in your favorite few feeds to follow – pictured below), new views (including ‘quick view, three pane view and full view) as well as drag and drop feed management.
I’ve been playing around with it this afternoon and have found it to be quite slow but feature wise a step in the right direction for Bloglines. They say that there will be numerous other features released into the future – but even the improvements that they’ve made so far are pretty good.
Here’s the start page:
While what I’ve seen so far isn’t enough to get me switching back from Google Reader I’m really happy to see the improvements and hope that this will give Google a little nudge along in their own Reader development.