RSSOwl is a free RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Supported OS are Win, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Some features are powerful searches, embedded browser, tray notifications, clean-up wizard and user customization
Version: 2.2.1RSSOwl is a free RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader in Java using SWT as fast graphic library.
Operating System: Windows
RSS ("Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary") is a document specification that gives users the power to collect and organize Web-based news and information in a more efficient manner. Applications that collect data from RSS-compliant sites are called RSS readers or "aggregators". RSSOwl is such an application.
It lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source in a convenient, easy to use interface, save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing, and much more. Why "Owl"? The owl is a traditional symbol of wisdom, and a quiet, efficient hunter. You'll find RSSOwl's "big eyes" a big help when scanning the Web's vast array of RSS resources.
RSSOwl runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Some of the cool features are powerful searches, embedded browser, tray notifications, clean-up wizard and complete user customization.
RSSOwl requires no installation, simply start it with a doubleclick and find a huge list of sample feeds already provided. You can also easily import existing feeds from other readers into RSSOwl using the popular OPML format.
An integrated update manager keeps the application up to date and provides extra add-ons, e.g. to read your favorite newsgroups inside RSSOwl as if they where newsfeeds. All data is stored in a single directory that can be put on a USB stick, making RSSOwl a cross platform portable application that is easy to use and manage.
Version 2.2.1: This update provides fast access to actions on an article below its content and addresses some issues with keyword feeds. Please visit http://www.rssowl.org for a list of changes.
Version 2.0.6: This is a major update with lots of new features and bugfixes. Please visit http://www.rssowl.org for a list of changes.
Version 1.2.4: The RSSOwl Team is happy to announce that RSSOwl 1.2.4 is now available for download. Among minor new features and a couple of bugfixes, this release comes with better support for Windows Vista, the ability to use Mozilla as embedded Browser on Windows and some improvements to the embedded Browser on Mac OS X. See the changelog for a complete list of changes. For a detailed list of changes that also include a lot of bugfixes, take a look at the changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/CHANGELOG.txt. If you want to benefit from many new cool features, you should give RSSOwl 2 a try. Its currently in beta stadium but already fully functional. Visit http://boreal.rssowl.org for more details. May the Owl be with you, Ben
Version 1.2.2: The RSSOwl development team is happy to announce a fresh new version of RSSOwl. After four months of work, version 1.2.2 is now available for download. This version comes with some enhancements, a lot of bugfixes and improved security from the embedded browser on windows. The integrated Feed-Validator was removed due to lacking support for RDF and Atom formats. The new Validator allows to enter the URL of the Newsfeed and will forward to the well-known W3C Feed-Validator that supports all major formats and namespaces. On Windows, the security of the embedded Browser was improved by making use of the Local Machine Zone Lockdown which forces local content to operate in the more secure Internet Zone. The Feed-Search is now recognizing a lot more results as valid Feeds with fixing a Bug in the URL-processing. Special thanks to Milan Simonovic for reporting this issue. Settings are now backup'ed and restored in case a previous shutdown failed to store them correctly. This should fix issues, where all settings were lost. The SWT library was updated to the most recent Version 3.2. Thanks to Vardan Movsisyan for providing a translation to Armenian. For a detailed list of changes that also include a lot of bugfixes, take a look at the changelog at http://www.rssowl.org/CHANGELOG.txt. May the Owl be with you, Ben