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Old 15-12-2006
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RSS Tools

RSS (acronymic for Really Simple Syndication) is "a group of XML based web-content distribution and republication (Web syndication) formats primarily used by news sites and weblogs (blogs)." Essentially, an RSS feed is a hosted XML file from which your RSS newsreader pulls headlines, URLs, and other content as it is updated.

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To get started, you'll need to download and install a free RSS newsreader client listed below:

AmphetaDesk - http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk/
Free, cross platform, open-sourced, syndicated news aggregator.

Pluck - http://www.pluck.com/
A tool that automatically retrieves RSS feeds then delivers the results for scanning and customized sorting.

Sage - http://sage.mozdev.org/
RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla and FireFox browsers.

Rocketinfo Desktop - http://www.rocketinfo.com/
Search software for finding and sharing news with integrated solid RSS newsreader.

Planet - http://www.planetplanet.org/
Server software that combines several feeds together and publishes them together on one web page.

BottomFeeder - http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/BottomFeeder/
A Smalltalk, desktop RSS Reader. Open source, runs on Windows, Mac, and various Unix flavors.

Feed on Feeds - http://feedonfeeds.com/
A Free PHP/MySQL based server-side RSS and Atom aggregator. All feeds are in one place, and users can read the latest news wherever they are.

TALAggregator - http://www.owlfish.com/software/TALAggregator/
Multi-user web based RSS Aggregator. Caches feeds to MySQL database, handles bad RSS, and includes template driven interface.

FIRST SAY - http://www.firstsay.org/
Open source RSS news aggregator designed to build collections of feeds and provide a first page presentation of feeds from many sources.

Gush - http://www.2entwine.com/
Combines Jabber instant messaging with news aggregation and a split chat feature. [Windows, OS X, Linux]

Rawdog - http://offog.org/code/rawdog.html
An aggregator written in Python that supports RSS 0.9, 1.0, 2.0, CDF and Atom feeds.

Wizz RSS News Reader - http://www.wizzcomputers.com/WizzRss.php
A simple RSS news reader extension for Firefox. Reads all versions of RSS. i.e. 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 1.0 (RDF) and 2.0.

Pears - http://project5.freezope.org/pears/index.html
Three-pane newsfeed (RSS/RDF and Atom) aggregator which caches downloaded feeds for offline use. It has a clean interface, and works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Parss Project - http://weblogs.at/parss/
The general idea behind Parss is to solve the problem of countless individual (desktop) RSS viewers randomly and redundantly transferring and processing almost exactly the same set of RSS feeds.

phpNewsfork - http://www.borho.net/news/about.html
Browser-based news channel and Weblog interface based on PHP, XML-RPC, and RSS. It uses the XML-RPC APIs from meerkat.oreillynet.com and syndic8.com, and does not require a database.

BlogMatrix J?ger - http://www.blogmatrix.com/products/jaeger/
RSS syndication reader that uses a web browser to display content. J?ger runs on both Windows and Macintosh OS 10.3.

Aggreg8.net - http://www.aggreg8.net/
RSS feed aggregator built on the Mozilla framework or XPFE. It uses XUL, Javascript, RDF, CSS, XPConnect, and XPCOM.

MyHeadlines - http://www.jmagar.com/myh4/
Content syndication search engine and news reader that can be integrated into a website running PHP and MySQL.

Raggle - http://www.raggle.org/
Open-source console-based RSS aggregator, written in Ruby, for Linux, Unix and Windows. Information for users and developers.

RssDisplay - http://www.decafbad.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/RssDisplay
A quick Perl CGI to render an RSS feed in HTML for use in SSI on sites. This script does that very simply, yet with a small set of configurable options.

Mercury News Readers - http://oracle.2question.com/rss/
Displays RSS, RDF and Atom feeds. Available as screensaver, news ticker, Internet Explorer toolbar, and feed reader application.

myRadio - http://radio.weblogs.com/0100875/outlines/myRadio/
Extension to Radio Userland aggregation from RSS to any data source, including XML, HTML, and SOAP.

TheYoke - http://www.mackers.com/projects/theyoke/
A simple RSS aggregator designed for use on the UNIX command line.

Rnews - http://rnews.sourceforge.net/
Server-side RSS aggregator written in php using MySQL as the back-end and uses magpierss for the RSS parser.

NewsFeed - http://home.arcor.de/mdoege/newsfeed/
A desktop RSS reader and aggregator in Python/Tk.

CafeRSS - http://caferss.org/CafeRSS/
Information and download for an RSS aggregator using PHP.

RSS-Planet - http://home.arcor.de/mdoege/rss-planet/
A program that displays RSS items based upon their geographical location on a map of the world. Requires xplanet or OSXplanet.

QuikView Channel Viewer and Bookmark Server - http://quikonnex.com/start/
Full channel RSS / XML viewer and bookmark server. A portable, cross-platform, sidebar application. Able to read all RSS versions.
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