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RSSOwl is a multi platform open source RSS Reader.  The overall feel and navigation is just like a web browser.  The RSSOwl user interface is very customizable.  You will notice there are a lot of feeds already entered by default which includes many categories.  Select feeds open up as HTML inside RSSOwl.  As with a browser you can bookmark you favorites as well.  To be honest I just started using this application a day ago and so far am very impressed!  If any of you are experienced RSSOwl users please feel free to comment.


RSSOwl has a very good search feature also. In fact you can search for podcasts and download them to your hard drive.  I have not yet found a way to auto update favorite podcasts … being open source hopefully this is a feature to be added.


If you want more than just iGoogle or don’t want to open a separate browsing session to read articles then I highly recommend RSSOwl.  This is a great utility for the RSS junkie.  RSSOwl is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac.


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  • Published 03/19/08

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