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RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader

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    Jun. 08, 2006
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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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5 stars


October 08, 2006  |  By nel5

 |  Version: RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader 1.2.1


Simple and clean interface. The interface is nice and uncluttered as some other RSS readers are. Plethora of settings "preferences" to adjust your experience.


Goofy tray icon.

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5 stars

"I try 15 rss newsreader, this is the one I prefer"

June 08, 2006  |  By BugMaker

 |  Version: RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader 1.2.1


ease of use (french version)

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Full Specifications

Publisher RSSOwl Development Team
Publisher web site http://www.rssowl.org
Release Date June 08, 2006
Date Added June 08, 2006
Version 1.2.1
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Java Virtual Machine 1.4.1
Download Information
File Size 3.78MB
File Name RSSOwl Setup 2.2.exe
Total Downloads 4,896
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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