I installed the new version of Viigo after we mentioned the update earlier this week. I have used Viigo everyday since it was called NewsClip back in the day. This makes it hard to write the following criticism. The software is free and does work like a charm…BUT (This is a big one)
The truth is that the new version seems to be a double edged sword. As much as I love Viigo the new version is 2 steps forward and 1 step back. On one hand the application is now MUCH faster and the caching seems to be done much quicker. On the other hand there Viigo logo and banner on the top of the page has swallowed another few millimeters of screen real estate. I can’t understand what would posses Viigo to do such a thing. If anything I would have wanted them to shrink the large Viigo banner on the top of the page. Look at the screenshot below to see what I mean:
It seems like the Viigo design department needs a little customer criticism. They don’t seem to understand that they keep on making the same design flaws. Do you remember when they changed the program colors to “Fugly Green”? It was a color even Crayola couldn’t love. On a side note is it so hard to allow readers to use the spacebar to skip a page down through articles.
NOTE: For some reason the RSS link to BerryReview is not correct in Viigo’s catalog. If you want to add it just add the channel manually as Http://rss.BerryReview.com/Berryreview . I have contacted them multiple times about this but they keep on messing it up .