To subscribe and read RSS feeds you need an RSS feed reader. RSS feed readers
are also called News Aggregators, Feed Readers, Feed Aggregators or News Readers.
RSS Feed Readers subscribe, read and display RSS feeds.
RSS Feed Readers are plentiful.
RSS Feed Readers are of various types for individual preferences.
RSS Feed Readers are being created for various special functions.
One of the ways to learn about RSS is to pick a reader, subscribe to RSS
Feeds, and experience how RSS works.
What RSS Feed readers do.
Each RSS feed reader provides the same basic functionality:
Subscribes to RSS feed. Each RSS feed reader has its own
method for subscribing to feeds.
Reads the RSS feed on a regular schedule to see if there is anything new.
Displays all the new items.
There are lots of RSS feed readers.
There are dozens if not hundreds of RSS Feed Readers.
Here are several directories of RSS Feed Readers just to show the
number and variety of RSS feed readers that are available.
Some basic types of RSS Readers.
Many of the portals now include the ability to add RSS feeds. These
are the "My" sites.
My Yahoo - the most popular way to get RSS feeds.
My MSN - allows RSS feeds to be added.
igHome - is a personalized home page Use a portal to read RSS feeds if:
You are already using the portal.
You want to read just a few RSS feeds.
You want an easy way to subscribe to your own feed.
Do not use a portal for a large number of RSS feeds.
Web-based RSS Feed Readers.
Use a web-based RSS feed reader if:
You access your RSS feeds from different computers.
You prefer to work on web-based systems.
Desktop based RSS feed readers that are downloaded and installed on the desktop.
Use a desktop RSS feed reader if:
You access your RSS Feeds from one computer.
You like to download your RSS feeds to read later.
Outlook based products
The latest version of Outlook has built in RSS support. Earlier
Versions of Outlook need an add-on.
Use an Outlook add-on if:
You use Outlook extensively.
You want a universal inbox for email and RSS feeds.
You like the option to download your RSS feeds to read later.
RSS Readers - Evaluations
Some articles that evaluate and compare RSS Readers.
RSS Readers - Special Functions
NewsGator for IPhone NewsGator announced the release of NewsGator Mobile for iPhone,
a free newsreader that takes advantage of the unique design and user
interface of Apple's wildly popular new device.
RSS Screensaver The RSS Screensaver is a screensaver that lets you subscribe to one or more RSS feeds, and select a directory for background images.
The Screensaver loops through the list of RSS items and shows the contents of the feed in the right hand side.
RSS To Speech Gadget This gadget downloads RSS feeds from any Web sites and then reads them
using Text-to-Speech and shows the feeds on a good-looking black screen.
After installation the program will use default computer's voice.
RSS Ticker RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your
screen while you surf. It's perfect for staying informed without having to
actively browse entries in an RSS reader.
RSS-to-Email Comparison Review - FeedBurner, FeedBlitz, Zookoda, AWeber This is a review of products and services that convert RSS Feeds to Email,
giving the security of RSS Feeds delivered in the familiar email technology.
Snackr - Nibble on Your Feeds An RSS ticker that pulls random items from your feeds and scrolls them across your desktop. When you see a title that looks interesting, you can click on it to pop up the item in a window.
Times is a unique and innovative newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard. RSS Reader as newspaper. Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources
all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read.
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