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Toggle read/unread status of articles in NomNomNom

by Adam Marks Fri, 08 Jun 2012 3:35 pm EDT

NomNomNom swipe to toggleNomNomNom, by Tibfib, is a beautiful looking and very functional Google Reader app for the TouchPad. One of the complaints that is often heard about Google Reader apps (or RSS apps, in general) is the inability to set an article back to an "unread" status after you have already opened it up, and NomNomNom was no exception when it was first released. However, the developer rectified this oversight by adding in the ability to toggle the read/unread status simply by swiping the article name within the feed listing, providing that you had the app preferences set to show the articles in list view, as opposed to card view.

To set the app to show the articles in list view:

  • Either swipe-down from the top-left to access the application drop-down menu and choose "Preferences" or just tap the NomNomNom preferences icon icon.
  • Once in preferences, scroll down to the "ARTICLE PREVIEWS" section and ensure that "Form" is set to "List"

Once set, whenever you are viewing the list of articles on the left side of the screen within a feed, you just need to swipe the article name to the right, just as you would swipe-to-delete elsewhere in webOS. The only difference is that instead of giving you an Delete confirmation prompt, the vertical orange bar to the left of the article name will either reappear (to indicate the article is unread) or disappear (to indicate that it has been read). In fact, you don't even need to open an article to swipe it to change the read/unread status.

Note that you can also swipe the article to the left to toggle the "Favorite" status of the app as well.

NomNomNom for Google Reader is available in the webOS App Catalog for $3.99 and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 3.0 or higher

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