NewsFeed is a free, fast, open source and multiplatform graphical software implemented in Python around the Tcl/Tk toolkit, designed from the offset to act as a RSS, RDF and Atom feed reader and aggregator.
Features at a glance
It does not requires an installation, easily syncs the state of the feeds between different machines, a live search function, audio notifications, keyboard shortcuts, live searches, and OPML import and export.
In addition, the application features simple HTML rendering, browser-like back button, ability to mark items as important, support for RSS 2.0 enclosures, proxy support, and remembers its window size and position.
Old style Graphical User Interface
Being designed in the Tcl/Tk GUI toolkit, the application’s graphical user interface has an old look/style, similar to those of Windows 95 operating systems. While it doesn’t include a toolbar and statusbar, the interface uses some buttons places on the upper part of the window.
These allow the user to quickly refresh the feed list, edit RSS channels, subscribe to new feeds, unsubscribe from selected feeds, search news, delete feeds, mark all feeds as read, navigate between feeds, as well as to delete selected or all feeds.
Similar to other feed readers, the application presents users with a sidebar on the left part of the window, where you can view all of your subscriptions, allowing you to rearrange them by moving selected feed up or down in the list. While clicking a feed will display all the items on the upper part of the window, clicking an item will display its content on the bottom part of the window.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
Looking under the hood of NewsFeed, we can notice that the application is written entirely in the Python programming language. It is cross-platform software that has been successfully tested on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, supporting 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.