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    Readings Alternatives

    Readings is described as 'social reader that let's you consume your favorite content from your preferred sources. People use Readings as a hub of their daily information' and is an website in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Readings, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is Feedly, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Readings are Reddit (Freemium), QuiteRSS (Free, Open Source), Tiny Tiny RSS (Free, Open Source) and NewsBlur (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Adobe AIR
      Snackr was built using Adobe Flex 3 and Adobe AIR 1.0. It's an RSS ticker that pulls random items from your feeds and scrolls them across your desktop. When you see a title that looks interesting, you can click on it to pop up the item in a window.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 0.41, was released on June 14, 2010. You can still download it from the official website.

    1. RSS Menu is a systemwide menu that allows you to read and organize your favourite RSS or Atom feeds.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Planet is a feed (atom, rss) aggregator and reader. It downloads news feeds published online aggregates their content together into a single combined feed in html, rss and atom form, latest news first.

      Discontinued

      Discontinued since 2006

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    2. TICKR is GTK-based RSS READER application which displays RSS FEEDS in a TICKER bar on your desktop. With a single click, you get the latest headlines scrolling in a thin window on your desktop, as what can be seen on News TV channels.
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    3. NewsFox is an efficient 3-pane(email) style Atom/RSS feed reader. NewsFox allows you to group your feeds as you wish, read feed content offline, update feeds when you want, 1-click subscribe with the Firefox URL bar icon, and read other feeds while updating.

      Discontinued

      This "app" hasn't been updated in almost 3 years and is incompatible with Firefox Quantum so it is essentially dead.
      See http://newsfox.mozdev.org/ChangeLog.txt



    4. It is a program written in python that uses notify-osd to notify you about updates to a website using it's rss feed and appindicator to let you access that post. Every 15mins it checks for new posts
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    5. Read the latest news from your favorite sites and blogs on your iPhone or iPod Touch, even when you’re offline.
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    6. Canto is an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful. It's meant to allow you to crank through feeds like you've never cranked before by providing a minimal, yet information packed interface. No navigating menus.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      quippd is a social news site that anyone can edit.

      Discontinued

      Website not available.

    7. Introducing Spout, the newest way to enjoy news, messages, tweets and comments; delivered to your screen as a beautifully rendered up-to-the-second display of social content.
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