The way to add podcasts is not obvious/discoverable

Bug #1010668 reported by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2012-06-08
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Bug Description

It took me quite a while to figure out how and where to add a podcast to Beatbox. The welcome screen said it should be RSS, so I got the URL for RSS and looked where to paste it... and couldn't find a place. The cog menu says "Import to library" even if I switch to podcasts, and the welcome screen itself doesn't provide any podcast-adding facilities either. In over a minute I've figured out I should right-click the podcasts category in the sidebar.

tags: added: usability
Changed in beat-box:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Victor Martinez (victored) wrote :

Scott, you should raise this bug's priority since knowing how to add a podcast source is fundamental. It has to be easily discoverable.

I'm not a designer, and since I don't like infobars (they grab too much attention), a temporary solution would be to add a secondary toolbar or something similar, and also add the option to add a source to the welcome screen. You should ask Daniel or another designer for cool ideas :)

Scott Ringwelski (sgringwe) wrote :

Yes, it is necessary to add a more user friendly way to add podcasts.

That said, doing it properly will take lots of work and there are lots of more important things to finish first, as I'm sure you understand Victor. Therefore the priority of this is low.

Changed in beat-box:
importance: Low → High
importance: High → Medium
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