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Author Topic: Suggestions for a RSS reader  (Read 1530 times)

MrCrispy

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Suggestions for a RSS reader
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:59:29 PM »
My goal is to use the RSS reader as a one stop app for all my news reading/searching etc. I've tried a number of them - web based such as Feedly, and desktop like RssOwl, FeedDemon, and none seem to meet my needs. This is what I want -

1. offline support. Download all the feed content, including comments, images etc, so it can be viewed anytime. I want the app to act as a cache of the blog, essentially.
2. syncing - whether it is via Google Reader, or their own service. So things like unread, favorites, saved searches/filters can sync
3. Portable mode if possible
4. Support for comments to be seen inside the app

#1 seems like the hardest to do. Some of the apps have an offline mode but it seems to act like a web browser cache, i.e if I need to reinstall the app, then its lost. There are a lot of important blogs, and my goal is to keep their content available to me by saving it, and also use the reader as a way to manage them, search, filter etc.


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Re: Suggestions for a RSS reader
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 08:22:19 PM »
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1. offline support. Download all the feed content, including comments, images etc, so it can be viewed anytime. I want the app to act as a cache of the blog, essentially.

People go offline?



I just use Opera Feed...I think this has most of the above options.

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Re: Suggestions for a RSS reader
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 08:50:16 PM »
I've long since given up on something that's all-in-one.

These days I use the Sage extension in Firefox as my RSS reader and save what I want to keep to my Pocket (formerly ReadItLater) account or using Scrapbook depending on what it is.

None of the above have much in the way of bells & whistles.

Which is exactly the way I like it. YMMV. ;)

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Re: Suggestions for a RSS reader
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 09:07:13 PM »
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1. offline support. Download all the feed content, including comments, images etc, so it can be viewed anytime. I want the app to act as a cache of the blog, essentially.

People go offline?



I just use Opera Feed...I think this has most of the above options.


I don't go offline that much, but blogs/websites certainly do! Many times I've opened a bookmark only to find the content is no longer there. So I want to save it, but keep it organized.

I do use Scrapbook for exactly this purpose, but it imposes its own structure and is hard to sync. I've tried syncing it using Dropbox and it didn't work too well.