Last week I went on a toolbutton slaughter, and now the carnage has expanded to the icons in FeedDemon’s newspaper.
Each article in a FeedDemon newspaper has a series of icons beneath it, and over time the number of icons has grown to the point that they’ve become a serious distraction. For example, with the addition of the sharing and tagging icons in the upcoming FeedDemon 2.8, each article would have 10 icons beneath it:
Most customers use only a few of these icons, so I’ve removed most them by default in FeedDemon 2.8:
Power users, of course, will want to customize the icons, so I’ve added an “Icons…” button to Options|Reading which displays this dialog:
While I’m still in the mood to clean up FeedDemon, where else should I target for simplification?