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RSS Reader

If you want to be able to read RSS feeds then you will need an RSS reader. The types of RSS reader that are available to you comes in two flavors. There is the desktop RSS reader and there is online or web RSS readers. Choice of RSS readers need not be a difficult task, to be honest feed reader software performs much more the same task. It downloads the RSS file and converts it into a readable format for you. Instead of trying to ram this or that product in the throat I'll tell you what to look for in an RSS reader and share my personal preference.

Now I think the first and most important function that will search your reader is the price. Let's face it, most software out there today is free to a fee-based solution better than outstanding. A free solution, I tried but did not like, just my preference is this run from the desktop, but shows the food as a web page. This offer is open source and runs cross platform. Another feature to look for is the ease of use. You do not want to spend hours trying to figure out how to subscribe to a feed. Again, this will be your own preference, as everyone has their own abilities.

I'd say if you can not subscribe to a feed after a few minutes, then you are probably using the right software for you. One of the features you need in your RSS reader is the ability to import and export the OPML file. This is a file that contains all of your RSS feed subscription address, as well as a list of email addresses. It is probably several RSS readers over time before settling on one you like. Without OPML will have to manually subscribe to all of your feeds, if you change your RSS reader. Speed is of the essence. The more you subscribe to channels longer it takes to download them. I used a desktop based RSS reader that took fifteen minutes each update to download and analyze the sources. If your RSS reader turns out to be slow, download, there is many more out there. I went through this process some time ago and went through dozens of RSS readers. Finally settled in an RSS reader web based. There are web-based RSS readers out there, here's a list that I know. Bloglines chose because it was quick and easy to use and still works well for me. You can find more information on in Newsniche and how you can help.

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