Lifehacker, the productivity blog on steroids, pointed out a couple of days ago that (feed reader extraordinaire) Bloglines has opened up its new beta version for your eyes only. Here’s the announcement from the pony’s mouth:
Bloglines Beta is now ready for review by you, the Bloglines Community.
– New Features – A Start Page, 3 reading views and drag-and-drop feed management
– More Features to come in the near future.
– Next Feature: Keep as New.
Here’s a screenshot (click thumbnail for full screenshot) for those with visual proclivities.
I’ve been using the beta on and off over the last two days. The new look has the Ajax-y (web 2.0) feel to it, is clean and appears uncluttered. I like that they’ve made good use of the space on the whole page. I also like the new start page feature, which I think is pretty nifty. Keep in mind though that this is a beta, so there’ll be hiccups here and there, nothing that has kept me running back to the old version though.