Newsreader software allows users to read updates from multiple websites, blogs and podcasts from a single location. Newsreader software relies on information in the form of RSS feeds, which it then aggregates into a single channel for receiving and displaying new information as it is updated.
Newsreader software and web-based applications go hand-in-hand with RSS feeds. Although RSS feeds also may be viewed as embedded content within webpages or used to generate PDFs and emails, feed readers are the most commonly used medium for subscribing to and viewing content from RSS feeds. As mentioned in the wiki page on RSS feeds, we recommend using RSS feeds and newsreader software if:
According to the guys at Common Craft, you can begin using RSS feeds and newsreader services in three easy steps:
There are many publicly available RSS readers on the internet. We recommend that you check out the following services and choose for yourself.
The following are web-based RSS readers:
RSS feeds can also be aggregated to Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer 7.
For a complete list, go to List of feed aggregators.
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