Tonight I finished the latest set of updates to MetroPaper and submitted them to the marketplace. Here is a quick run down of the latest changes this update will bring:
Full Screen Reader
Not to much to say here, its off by default but if you’d like more article showing per page this mode hides the status bar and minimises the amount of space taken up by the menu.
Context Menu For List Delegates
List delegates now have a context menu attached to them which opens up when you long press on them.
There are a number of new options available, so now they’ve been split into 2 main sections – Sync and Article Settings.
The way in which articles are fetched when syncing can be changed between All Articles or Unread Only. The number of articles fetched each sync can also be changed from the default of 500 to 250, 100, 50 or 10.
Articles can now be set to be marked as read as soon as they’re opened – not a feature I’m a fan of but its something that has been asked of since I first made SymPaper. The font size can now be selected in a much more friendly way here instead of from the menu in the article page. The theme styles are the same with the addition of a new ‘Auto’ setting. Auto means that during the hours of 7am and 8pm the light theme is selected for articles but outside of those hours the dark theme is automatically selected.
As well as all these larger changes the following smaller ones have been made too:
The lag when switching between read modes has now been reduced significantly and shouldn’t be noticeable any more.
“Copy Url To Clipboard” has been added to the menu in the article viewer.
Added latest article info to the main live tile
Images are centre aligned and scaled up to maximize the available viewing space available
When syncing a single item the article title is now pre appended to the article
Character issues with non Latin chars in article titles have now (hopefully) been resolved
When pinned to the home screen, the default tile will show the latest unread article on the back of it
This update should be in the WP market place in just over a week and ill update this post and be tweeting about it when it does!