100% Free RSS/Atom News Reader for Firefox
The Wizz RSS News Reader, is a very simple RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Atom news aggregator. It is an XUL application, implements as a Firefox extension and is absolutely 100% free of charge. Wizz RSS does
NOT contain ANY spyware or adware.
For those who aren’t familiar with RSS, Atom and Podcasting, the following links might help to clarify the situation: –
What is RSS? by Mark Pilgrim
Introducing RSS by Rose Vines
What is Podcasting?
What is Atom?
The Wizz RSS extension works with Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0 and with all versions of RSS. It has been fully tested on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Linux (Mandrake 10.0) and Mac OSX 10.3.
Handles all versions of RSS
Handles all versions of Atom
Runs in a Firefox sidebar or in a separate window
Sidebar can be displayed on the left or the right
Integrates with Firefox feed handling
Easy adding of feeds using drag and drop
Preview feeds, before subscribing, by dragging and dropping a feed onto the item pane
Optionally preview feed content on the current tab or on a new tab
Optionally read all feeds in a folder with a single click
Hide or show read items
Open all unread items on new tabs
Has all of the usual feed reader ability to mark feeds as read/unread
Feed search functionality that only finds feeds with the correct mime type
Pretty comprehensive Podcast handling
Ability to save an enclosure
Ability to play a single enclosure or all enclosures using the default handler. i.e. In the case of mp3 enclosures, a single or all enclosures can be played through your default mp3 handler
All image enclosures can be rendered on a single page
Watch List for periodic monitoring of feeds (Not only does the Watch List monitor feeds, but it also automatically collects unread item locally which makes rereading the feed unnecessary)
Watch List can be used for automatic saving of unread items for very rudimentary offline reading
Ability to share feeds and/or items via email (SMTP authentication is not supported)
Includes very simple weather information for various parts of the world
Export or import feed list as OPML
Online feed storage for easy access to you feed list from other PCs
Publish your feeds on any Web page
And lots more!
I’ve put a feed database online at Feedbase. It currently has over 88 000 feeds in the database. For those of you looking for particular feeds, Feedbase might be a useful resource. For those of you looking for more exposure for your feeds, you are more than welcome to add them to the database.
Warning: You may also find loads of junk in feedbase!
Publish your Feeds
Free feeds for your Web site is now available. If you’d like to make use of the service, you can do so by clicking one of the links shown below. Feed publication has been updated to work with any version of Wizz RSS News Reader.
Old publication interface
New publication interface
Stand alone publication interface (Same as the new publication interface but it doesn’t require the use of Wizz RSS News Reader)