RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader

RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2.1
File Size:
3.78MB
Date Added:
June 08, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
4,471
Downloads Last Week:
3
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Java Virtual Machine 1.4.1

Editors' review

It's pretty easy to use, but this free RSS reader has been surpassed in features and functionality by more recent entries in the category. RSSOwl's interface helpfully opens with information on program operation. You'll have to go to the View menu and manually select the standard feed reader elements: tree menu of feeds, viewing pane, and nav bar.

RSSOwl's do-it-yourself approach is consistent throughout the app. Enter a URL and the program will scan for feeds, but there's no integration with your browser. While surfing, you have to copy and paste URLs into the program and still go through several steps before the feed is finally subscribed. Viewing feeds is easy enough, and anyone who's used a standard e-mail program will find RSSOwl familiar. Selecting a feed displays entries in one pane, with details for a selected entry in another pane. Clicking a link takes you directly to the site in your default browser.

Although RSSOwl gets the job done, most users will want a more modern approach to finding and adding feeds. We weren't overly impressed with this version of RSSOwl and suspect experienced users won't be either.

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  • All Versions:

    4.7

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
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    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "The Best RSS reader bar non"

    December 14, 2012   |   By debeege

    Version: RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader 2.1.6

    Pros

    This product does everything perfectly.
    Up to ONE SECOND auto update interval makes this IDEAL for anyone who is time sensitive, i.e. traders

    Cons

    no sound notifications as yet, although im aware these are in development

    Summary

    The best, DO NOT use any of the others, ive tried literally every single other reader, and most only have update intervals of 10minutes, this will keep you informed flawlessly.

    Thoroughly recommend

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