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Could anyone recommend a good feed reader for Linux? I need to be able to organize my ~160 feeds in folders, read an entire feed or set of feeds without having to click incessantly, and get already-read items out of the way.

At the moment I’m using rawdog, a painfully simple aggregator that just dumps all the latest items into a local HTML page. It has no features, but at least it doesn’t actively get in my way.

I’ve tried all the Firefox plugins and they’re either very buggy (Habari Xenu, NewsFox), immature (Fizzle), or too painful to use (Pluck, Wizz). It’s a shame, because they all at least integrated well with the browser, probably better than I can imagine a separate program doing.

Web-based services like NewsGator are right out because I read a number of feeds that I need to keep private because they’re not-yet-launched projects, friends’ personal blogs, bug feeds from apps I’m supporting, and so on. I know they all have privacy options, but I’m unwilling to chance anything going wrong with other people’s private data.

So, any ideas?


  1. I use bloglines as well with close to 500 feeds. Unlike some other readers, they cache everything on their server, so it is very fast. Works beautifully on Linux and windows.
    And it is even better when you use several machines.
    Feeds can be private or public, and you can flag posts to keep them for later reading, or you can also mark feeds as unread.

  2. Let me say it again but less politely:

    I don’t care whether web-based feed readers are fast, cross-browser, cross-platform, work well on multiple machines, or have privacy options, having a website reading and caching my and other people’s private data is unacceptable.

  3. Same boat, though I don’t have as many feeds.

    I use Sage in Firefox for public feeds (including this blog!), planets, etc.

    For work stuff, akregator.

  4. Liferea or Straw sound like what you want, or akgregator (or whatever the KDE apps is called).

    AFAIK, Liferea is more actively maintained.

    Both should be easy to find on

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  6. Try Wizz RSS News Reader for Firefox is actually a great feed reading option. It is far richer than Sage, offering many features and options. Like the ability to automatically check feeds for new content, the ability to hide items that have already been read, the ability to filter feeds, etc., etc., etc.

    Try it, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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