With the shutdown of Google Reader, many RSS tools are emerging to help support those who want an easy way to sort through different RSS feeds. RSSOwl is one such tool, but it is hardly the only one out there.
Before you decide to go with the first RSS reader you find online, consider the alternatives presented below. Each one has its own unique perks and drawbacks, and you should make sure to do your research and get the program that best suits your needs.
1) Tiny Tiny RSS
|Tiny Tiny RSS|
Last Updated: 2013-11-06
Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB
A very simple but effective piece of open source software, Tiny Tiny RSS is a newsfeed reader designed for use on Android tablets, Linux, and virtual desktop systems. The RSS reader is small, free, and simple, providing the basic functionality needed to read and sort any items that come across your RSS feed. The coding language is written in MySQL, which makes it very versatile. Although it lacks the power and customization of many alternatives, Tiny Tiny RSS is extremely useful if you are on the go and need to use different systems to access your RSS feed.
Another RSS reader that focuses on a fast and simple experience, Feedbin provides more options than Tiny Tiny RSS at a speed that is almost as fast. This program makes privacy one of the top concerns, making sure that any data you enter is never shared with any third party. It also allows organization of your feed through the use of tags and provides an option for you to import and export your subscription list to other platforms. This program is supported by the iPhone client known as Reeder and is available for a small fee of $3 per month.
Many of the RSSOwl alternatives out there have the drawback of being incompatible for Linux or requiring many more resources on a Linux system than they would on another operating system. Liferea stands for Linux Feed Reader and is specifically designed to meet the RSS feed needs of Linux users. This program allows users to read articles even when they are offline, to de-dupe headlines so you won’t get repeat stories, and permanently save stories to their computer.
Utilizing open source resources, CommaFeed is a cross-platform RSS reader that can be used with virtually any operating system. Like many RSS readers, this program focuses on combining a simple appearance with a lot of useful options. It allows users to work simultaneously with multiple platforms, including desktops, tablets, and mobile browsers, updating all information in real time. It can also be altered to support right to left feeds instead of the traditional left to right reading style, which is particularly useful for some foreign readers.
An RSS reader is something that many people make constant use of. It is effectively a gateway to the worldwide web, so you should make sure that you have the software that fits your personal reading preferences the best. Check the solutions above and decide which one works best for you.