Recent user activities on FreshRSS
- reviewed FreshRSSThe developers are great. They always respond enthusiastically and solve problems efficiently. I hope that in the future version, the interface will be tighter and more suitable for reading. The current typesetting is a bit loose. I really hope "Mercury full text" will appear, but there is no plan at present. come on!
- Upvoted a comment on FreshRSSAfter some years with TinyTinyRSS I decided to switch due to the crude community ([see my post for TinyTinyRSS/TT-RSS](http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/19929/nice-application-with-a-crude-community/)). After a closer look at all alternatives I could find I have now concluded that FreshRSS is the most mature alternative as of today. Evaluation ============ This is some of the factors that has been important for me during my evaluation: - This application have 11 contributors on Github, most alternatives have 2-4. Only 3 of the comitters are very active and has been so for a long period of time. - The activity on GitHub is high and has been active for a long period of time. - I collect a lot of feeds and like the history thus it is crucial to be able to view read items, this is not the case of some of the alternatives like Selfoss. - I like to organize my feeds into groups, most alternatives can do this and FreshRSS can do as well. - Some feeds I like to keep a short history of, some I like to keep a longer history for. FreshRSS uses a default setting that can be adjusted for individual feeds. It is combined with the least number of items to save, e.g. scarp all items older than 6 month but keep at least 500 items in this feed. It can be old but will not be empty. - In TT-RSS I used tags for things I like to remember or republish. This is not possible in FreshRSS at the moment. I can mark items as favourite though and I will need to manage with that. - The installation was flawless - I want this for my family, multi user is a must Cool thing I did not know I might like is that I can select what feeds to include in the general "all items" list. Also cool thing is that there is a visual theme selector so I can see an example of what it is going to look like. 6 themes are included by default. The overall impression (still after a very shorty period of time) is that I am satisfied and will continue the experiment and evaluation. All other alternatives I tested was rejected and I scraped the installation quite early. Alternatives that I rejected ============================ The Alternatives I looked at was: - http://selfoss.aditu.de/ Installed and tested. SelfOss is nice but not complete. Seems to be for one person only. No way to view history of read items. - https://github.com/brainfoolong/nreeda Tested the demo. To simple. Does not show all items in feed if feed is long. No way to read read articles. - https://www.commafeed.com Java application which is supported on my web hotel. I never installed this one. - http://rnews.sourceforge.net/ Latest news 2009, appears to be abandoned. I never installed this one. - http://readerself.com/ Cannot pass registration screen after install. Gave up and scrapped the installation. - https://github.com/xbmcfreak/phppaper Did never try to install because the ToDo-list on the home page have some important stuff in it like Mark-read and Search. I decided that this was yet to immature for my taste. _[Edited by ErikR, March 22]_