RSS feeds, according to us, can be termed as one of the finest information bearers out there. They are one of the neatest little workarounds for having your own customized newspaper, or a cure for the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of those who want all updates/news on their favourite sites, in an uncluttered manner, without having to check to the relevant sites every 30 seconds.
RSS Owl, at first sight, resembles the old IMAP mail clients, which epitomizes the essence of RSS Feeds – it is like you are being mailed the stories as they come, with the readability of a document. And like mails, all news items are marked ‘read’ or ‘unread’. You can assign labels, organize news for later reference, create a copy (PDF/DOC/RTF), and more.
One of the pleasant surprises as the starting wizard popped out was the thousands of built-in feeds of RSS Owl which cover a plethora of topics. So if you think you need to know a little more about the world than your position on the couch allows you to, RSS Owl is a good point to start.
But RSS Feeds are all about discovering more mines of knowledge and subscribing to them, and RSS Owl makes this easy. Just type in the name of the site and it configures the news feed. You can also set ‘search strings’ as your feeds. You can type in ‘XYZ’ and check for new search results for ‘XYZ’ that appear in the news you have subscribed to.
You can create filters, make folders, bins (news containers in RSS Owl, not trash bins), and above all, being open source gives it the obvious advantage – Add-ons for added functionality. Read, learn, explore – the world is your oyster.
You can download RSS Owl here. Download other Download of the Day software here. Oh! and a here's a RSS Gift Pack for your first time, subscribe to this feed (copy the address in 'New' -> 'Feed') to get automatic Download of the Day updates.