Free, effective feed reader

Get easy customization and simple operation with this free Firefox add-on to read Live Bookmarks.

The unobtrusive design of this free Firefox add-on to read Live Bookmarks scored points with us, as did RSS Ticker's easy customization.

The program adds a slender feed bar right below your status bar, but through the Options menu you can choose to place it below your bookmarks toolbar. The Options menu also lets you change the feed update frequency, and the ticker speed. The black on white text was easy to read, and didn't interfere with our Web viewing. Likewise, the scrolling headlines were inconspicuous. We were able to easily add and remove feeds by simply selecting the feed in a list and clicking either the Add or Remove button. Our changes immediately went into effect. All it took to stop the scroll was a quick mouse hover, and each link led to the appropriate story.

We loved this add-on's practical design and simple but effective customization options. This is the perfect RSS feeder for novices and for anyone that doesn't like desktop clutter.

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