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RSSOwl for Windows 2.2.1 for Windows

by Benjamin Pasero

Avg. Rating 4.4 (110 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.8 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 7,805
Publisher Benjamin Pasero
Homepage RSSOwl
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Publisher's Description

RSSOwl is a free RSS and RDF newsreader written in Java using SWT as graphic library. 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". It 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.

Latest Reviews

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.6 on Oct 6, 2010

Great ap though I prefer makagiga at this point as it is truly portable & uses java too and doesn't leave a trace that I can see.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.5 on Jun 2, 2010

Fixed and working BUT half the feeds that it imported from nfreader's opml WON"T DISPLAY and because it's java leaves a folder on your cdrive zip or no
Thanks anyways

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.5 RC1 on Apr 21, 2010

Exported my feeds from nfreader in opml format, imported into the zip version of this, and this program did NOTHING. red x's is all I got.
btw I had to disable my fw as after telling rssowl that it could not do a dns check it failed to open. Then of course it did absolutely nothing but import the feeds without ever grabbing anything at all.

ruiseixas

ruiseixas reviewed v2.04 RC2 on Apr 3, 2010

Excellent program. It as Search folders, or Filters, or Saved Search, something rare and precious at the same time! Google don't have this amazing tool :-) And over all that, it as the possible of using Labels... Same as Tags! A Must.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.01 on Dec 2, 2009

BEST RSS READER EVER.

The guy who said RSS owl doesn't hold a candle to Omea Reader is probably high.

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v2.0 Milestone 8a on Dec 17, 2008

Milestone 9 out.
http://www.rssowl.org/no...54e1a64f8b0e43f6d988af6

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v2.0 Milestone 8 on Apr 24, 2008

Better than FeedDemon in my opinion. Less memory, works offline, font size and style is more accessible, seems to load up news items faster when clicking on them. After doing a search, it brings up a window that lets you easily see all of the results in a great layout. Offers a portable solution that FeedDemon doesn't. Doesn't push a service like NewsGator on you. If you are a FeedDemon user, you have to give this a try. RSSBandit looks similar to this product, but is just not quite up to par with RSSOwl's speed.

jk-

jk- reviewed v2.0 Milestone 5a Preview on Mar 27, 2007

Hey todd, Why pay 50$ for similar software when this is open source and free? In fact, any good person should boycot commercial software altogether.

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v1.2.3 RC1 on Oct 31, 2006

Doesn't hold a candle to Omea Reader, and the tray notification looks like my daughter designed it.

morganp

morganp reviewed v1.2.3 RC1 on Oct 31, 2006

While FeedDemon is my RSS aggregator of choice I think RSSOwl is a superb product. It kills the age old sayings that Java is slow as it is easily as fast as any other native application. It has nice little features that other clients do not have such as exporting an article to PDF.

Great product that is in very active development. If you are looking for a free RSS reader this is a great place to start looking. It is a much better experience than you get using RSS on Firefox or IE7.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (110 votes)
Your Rating
anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.6 on Oct 6, 2010

Great ap though I prefer makagiga at this point as it is truly portable & uses java too and doesn't leave a trace that I can see.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.5 on Jun 2, 2010

Fixed and working BUT half the feeds that it imported from nfreader's opml WON"T DISPLAY and because it's java leaves a folder on your cdrive zip or no
Thanks anyways

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.0.5 RC1 on Apr 21, 2010

Exported my feeds from nfreader in opml format, imported into the zip version of this, and this program did NOTHING. red x's is all I got.
btw I had to disable my fw as after telling rssowl that it could not do a dns check it failed to open. Then of course it did absolutely nothing but import the feeds without ever grabbing anything at all.

ruiseixas

ruiseixas reviewed v2.04 RC2 on Apr 3, 2010

Excellent program. It as Search folders, or Filters, or Saved Search, something rare and precious at the same time! Google don't have this amazing tool :-) And over all that, it as the possible of using Labels... Same as Tags! A Must.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.01 on Dec 2, 2009

BEST RSS READER EVER.

The guy who said RSS owl doesn't hold a candle to Omea Reader is probably high.

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v2.0 Milestone 8a on Dec 17, 2008

Milestone 9 out.
http://www.rssowl.org/no...54e1a64f8b0e43f6d988af6

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v2.0 Milestone 8 on Apr 24, 2008

Better than FeedDemon in my opinion. Less memory, works offline, font size and style is more accessible, seems to load up news items faster when clicking on them. After doing a search, it brings up a window that lets you easily see all of the results in a great layout. Offers a portable solution that FeedDemon doesn't. Doesn't push a service like NewsGator on you. If you are a FeedDemon user, you have to give this a try. RSSBandit looks similar to this product, but is just not quite up to par with RSSOwl's speed.

jk-

jk- reviewed v2.0 Milestone 5a Preview on Mar 27, 2007

Hey todd, Why pay 50$ for similar software when this is open source and free? In fact, any good person should boycot commercial software altogether.

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v1.2.3 RC1 on Oct 31, 2006

Doesn't hold a candle to Omea Reader, and the tray notification looks like my daughter designed it.

morganp

morganp reviewed v1.2.3 RC1 on Oct 31, 2006

While FeedDemon is my RSS aggregator of choice I think RSSOwl is a superb product. It kills the age old sayings that Java is slow as it is easily as fast as any other native application. It has nice little features that other clients do not have such as exporting an article to PDF.

Great product that is in very active development. If you are looking for a free RSS reader this is a great place to start looking. It is a much better experience than you get using RSS on Firefox or IE7.

ajua

ajua reviewed v1.2.2 RC3 on Aug 14, 2006

By far, the most complete free RSS Reader.
The Java issues are gone now. Its as fast as any windows application.

Has many features, does what it says, and in a great way.

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v1.2.2 RC2 on Aug 7, 2006

I am giving a 5 cause I really like it and it is really beautiful and don't want to spoil the ratings. On my computer is fast now and I just Love the name, god...It's great!
But I have a complain: why is giving focus to firefox for every headline I open? I mean, i like to open all the hedlines I am interested with and then go to firefox and read them all. This is a draw back for me. Until this is fixed I will use Wizz Rss, wich is a nice extension, but not all that RSS reader.

angrykeyboarder

angrykeyboarder reviewed v1.2.2 RC2 on Aug 7, 2006

I've always liked this program except for the Java issue. The main reason I liked it is (because of Java) it's cross platform. I run both Linux and Windows. And it's handy to use the same settings.

But I'm just not fond of (most) Java apps because of the resource hogging issues.

So, I'll stick with SharpReader for Windows and Akregator for Linux. As far as I'm concerned they are both the best for each of their respective platforms.

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.2 Public Preview on Sep 28, 2005

Same gripe here. Java really slows it down.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v1.1.3 on Jul 18, 2005

Not bad, but does it really need to be Java-based?

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