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June 21, 2003

RSS Reader Roundup

Posted by Mike on June 21, 2003 10:04 AM

I've spent the past few days poking around at RSS aggregators trying to find something on Linux or Windows that's as nice as NetNewsWire, which is sporting a nifty new "combined view" in its latest release, which happened tonight.

On the Windows side, it looks like NewzCrawler is pretty similar to NNW, with some extra features. Looks to be pretty nice. Less aggressively crashy than several others I looked at.

On the server side, there's nntp//rss, which turns RSS feeds into NNTP you can read with Pan, Outlook Express, GNUS, or whatever other Usenet reader you might prefer. Needs Java, but it's a snap to set up. It can also run from a desktop (and seems to have been designed with that in mind, despite how much of a natural it is for running from a server.)

Finally, there's Feed on Feeds, which is a PHP-based aggregator that includes autodiscovery and a few other niceties. Also pretty nice if you're running a server.


Take a look at FeedDemon from Nick Bradbury (of Homesite and Topstyle fame. It's still in alpha, but looks like a good one.

Posted by: Glenn at June 24, 2003 1:13 AM