Feed aggregation: NewsFox plugin

After struggling a while to launch a working RSSOwl 2.0 on my FreeBSD, I was reminded that there’s a whole bunch of browser plug-in readers. I’m using Firefox, and have only checked Sage that far (and a long time ago), so I decided to give it a try again.

As you could expect, Sage was still lacking the features I expected from an RSS reader, among them displaying unread count by feeds/categories, automatic feed aggregation upon clicking a category, etc.. I’m not saying Sage is bad, I’m saying it’s not suitable for me. (That’s why I switched to RSSOwl in the first place.)

Then I tried a bunch of other reader plug-ins. Most of them didn’t have something, too (or maybe I just missed it, the blatant ignorant lazy ass that I am). One of them stood out, though: NewsFox. It has unread counts, aggregation upon clicking a category, per-feed/-category preferences, and even a few whistles, like tag-feeds and date correcting.

There are a few annoying features, too. But I don’t mind suffering them, considering the options of running two different readers on Windows/FreeBSD and having to synchronize them; or using Google Reader and what not – a hu-u-uge hole in privacy.


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