New compact header with wider search bar and saved filter name
Compact header bar
Increased space for the task list by making the header bar more compact.
Signed in user name and the log out link – both infrequently used – are now available in the sidebar instead of at top of the app. The syncing indicator (#2 in the screenshot below) now appears in the footer when active.
The filter field is now wider, and a consumes all available free space in the header. This allows for longer filters to be fully available.
If the current filter text is saved in the sidebar, the name of the filter appears before the filter text (#1 above).
Finally, traversing the task list with keyboard up/down now also focuses on the filter search. Pressing down key when on the last task, or up key from the first task goes to filter input. Pressing down in the filter moves focus to the first task, pressing up focuses the last task.
Dates entered in the due date and completion date fields are verified before accepting. A warning message is shown if the date is invalid.
Bug fix: Completion date field was not shown at times when editing a completed task
That’s all for now.
As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.
Some of AcceleReader’s functionality had stopped working for users of Pocket’s Beta app. Pocket switched the beta URLs from https://getpocket.com/beta/ to https://app.getpocket.com/ leading to the extension not discovering the pages, and not working on them.
Thanks to Federico Cimorelli for reporting this change.
This update restores most of the functions for Pocket Beta users:
‘Read something’ works again
Coloured time tags and total article count are visible on the Pocket website
Article filtering is back, though it doesn’t work well at the moment
Pocket Beta only shows 12 articles at a time, so only they are filtered, reducing the number of visible articles
New permissions & updating the extension
As Pocket beta works on a new URL, the extension requires additional permission to access that URL. So Chrome will disable the extension when you upgrade, till AcceleReader is allowed to access the new Beta URL as well.
Also, you may need to open your Pocket list once – ‘https://app.getpocket.com‘ – before the extension registers that you are using the beta version, and starts serving you pages on the beta URL.
There are also some other minor updates to the filtering tags in the side bar, and the filtering popup.
Fixed: Total reading time and article filtering options not appearing
The issue appears to have been occuring when Pocket took a bit longer to load the article list. This has now been fixed. I have tested it on multiple operating systems, and different connection speeds, and it appears to be working correctly.
There are also some other minor updates to the way tags are added to newly added articles, and the extension popup.
By default, the extension button shows the number of pending tasks. It can now be configured to show just the number of filtered tasks. The count automatically updates when you change the filter in the extension window.
To enable filtered task count, open extension options[^1] and select ‘Count tasks filtered in extension‘, instead of the default ‘Count all pending tasks‘.
The extension used Google Analytics to track which settings and functionality was being used – to help focus developer attention on what was being used.
I have now completely removed all analytics tracking from the extension. The extension now only communicates with Dropbox for syncing the task and archive files. Other than that there are no network requests from the extension.
This also means that I shall have no insight into features that are popular, or broken. So, please submit your feedback using the button in the extension.
Minor updates & bug fixes
Made a few minor changes and fixed a few bugs. The two visible changes are:
Sorting tasks by due date or priority
When sorting tasks by due date in ascending order, tasks with no due dates used to list above tasks with no due dates. This is now fixed – in both ascending and descending sort orders, tasks with no due date will appear below tasks with any assigned due date.
When sorting by priority, ascending and descending conform to the importance of the character. E.g, when ordered in descending priorities, tasks with priority A will come before B, and before tasks with no priority.
Task count in status bar
When task list is filtered, the count of visible and total tasks will always be visible in the status bar. E.g.: “Showing 5 of 69 tasks”