Ask the Readers: What’s Your Favorite RSS Reader?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 2nd, 2011


Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a great way to keep up the news and your favorite blogs without having to visit each one individually. This week we’re interested in hearing about your favorite reader and how you make the most of RSS.

RSS, for the unfamiliar, is an easy way for web sites to push updates to users without requiring those users to visit the page. Think of it like a TiVo for publications—you put the RSS feed for a web site into your feed reader and then the reader captures all the articles the site pushes out via the feed. Instead of visiting 20 web sites (which may or may not have updated since you last visited) you can simply look in your feed reader to check out the new articles.

In that vein, we want to hear all about your favorite RSS reader. What makes it great? What features sold you on it? Do you use RSS on your desktop? On the web? From your mobile device? Sound off in the comments with your RSS reader and feed management tips.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/2/11
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