RSSOwl Changelog

New in version 2.2.1

January 3rd, 2014
  • You will now find quick access to common actions like archiving or labeling right below the article content. Especially for articles with lots of content this means you no longer have to scroll all the way up to the title to run actions on the news. In addition, some broken keyword feeds have been fixed and new ones added.

New in version 2.1.2 (August 14th, 2011)

  • This version allows you to install additional languages into RSSOwl (from Tools > Language).

New in version 2.1 Beta (June 14th, 2011)

  • Stability, Scalability and Performance:
  • Likely fixed the reason for 90% of all critical profile crashes
  • sorry, this took a while, thanks for the reported error logs
  • Support for large profile DB sizes of more than 2 GB
  • thereby unlimited number of feeds
  • New wizard that helps solve any startup crash situation
  • automatically repair broken search index
  • automatically restore a backup
  • Improved and more reliable backup strategy
  • Newspaper and Headlines layout scale to hundreds of news with new pagination support Test Me
  • Much reduced memory footprint when using feeds with filters Test Me
  • New Layout Features:
  • Redesigned Newspaper Layout Test Me
  • less heavy colors, easy to read
  • browser refresh is avoided for incoming news and an info is shown on top with a link to refreh content
  • New option to mark news as read automatically while reading in newspaper mode (enabled by default)
  • Improved search from embedded browser when typing a term into the adress bar
  • much improved grouping in newspaper layout with number of articles and filtered
  • support to expand/collapse news of the group
  • support to invoke actions on all news of the group from the group name (its a link now)
  • Support for pagination in newspaper and headlines layout
  • as usual configurable globally or per feed
  • pages will reveal when scrolling down automatically
  • support for varying news background color to distinguish one news from another easily
  • Redesigned news footer
  • cleaner, easier to find related news
  • new action to try to download an article content and show it (great for news without full content)
  • New List Layout Test Me
  • Only table of news entries, no browser
  • New Headlines Layout Test Me
  • Like newspaper layout, but each news entry is collapsed
  • Shares same new features as newspaper layout
  • Overall UI Changes:
  • Folders now open upon click showing news inside instantly Test Me
  • Single tab use for feeds is the new default to reduce clutter of tabs
  • thereby new actions to "Open" and "Open in New Tab" for feeds
  • More control over toolbar visibility Test Me
  • toggle feed toolbar visibility from the View menu
  • toggle browser toolbar visibility from the View menu
  • Archive feature (integrated everywhere) Test Me
  • quickly move selected news entries to the archive news bin to store it
  • It is now possible to configure the layout per feed Test Me
  • Support for Instapaper and Readability Test Me
  • you can now control per feed or globally to open the articles link with readability or instapaper for improved reading experience (from the Display tab)
  • cleaned up feed toolbar and search controls
  • Podcast Enhancements:
  • Improved automatic download behavior Test Me
  • if download file already exists, the news date will be used as suffix
  • Content-Disposition header support to produce real file names for the download
  • Support to download a news link if it does not have any attachments
  • Warning is shown when trying to quit RSSOwl while a download is active Test Me
  • Better Clean Up:
  • Support for cleaning up orphaned searches and news filters
  • New clean up option to repair the news search index in case RSSOwl detects it has become stale
  • Minor Changes:
  • Loading of images is now a separate option to loading of movies and other embedded content Test Me
  • New button in browser bar to open current link in external browser
  • Added keybinding to open a new browser tab
  • Keybindings can now be assigned to all share actions
  • More warnings shown from all places where searches are used in case a search is not valid
  • New global option in "Reading" for "Feeds" to turn off automatic read marking of duplicate news
  • New filter action to open matching news in the browser
  • Login Dialog now provides an option to not store passed in credentials permanently
  • Notification Popup animation can be turned off
  • Added "Buffer" to the list of share providers
  • Added support for the Yahoo media namespace for attachments
  • Status Property page now also available for bins, searches and folders
  • Filters that show items in notifier now show directly instead of the normal 5 seconds delay
  • Columns and Sorting related options can now also be controlled from the View menu Test Me
  • News Filter and News Grouping related options can now also be controlled from the View menu Test Me
  • Can now drop a OPML or XML file for import into any location of the feeds view
  • You can now define the color for links inside the news content display
  • New filter to only "Show Labeled News" Test Me
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix flashing rssowl window on startup before moving to tray (needs reinstall, not update) Test Me
  • news did not resort when a property changed that was sorted by (for date, e.g.)
  • opening the notifier manually was not respecting enabled filter settings
  • keybindings where not supported from import/export via OPML
  • Google Reader importer was not properly reacting on Google error codes like captcha challenges
  • Updated SWT for Linux and Mac to version 3.7 to get best compatibility on latest distributions and versions
  • RSSOwl on Linux now bundles XULRunner 1.9 to avoid browser issues on distributions

New in version 2.0.5 RC1 (March 4th, 2010)

  • The visible changes are not very obvious, in general RSSOwl should behave as before.

New in version 2.0.4 (February 25th, 2010)

  • Another month passed and its time for a new release. RSSOwl 2.0.4 comes with quite some bugfixes and enhancements as you can see from the changelog (http://bit.ly/db5rVv). Existing users can easily update using the integrated update manager (Help | Check for Updates).

New in version 2.0.3 (January 21st, 2010)

  • It is time for another release and RSSOwl 2.0.3 brings some nice new features. The most notable one is the new ability to import feeds from your Google Reader account using the import wizard. Existing users can easily update using the integrated update manager (Help | Check for Updates).

New in version 2.0.2 (December 29th, 2009)

  • Following our one month schedule for maintenance releases, RSSOwl 2.0.2 is now available with 30 bugfixes and enhancements. Existing users can easily update using the integrated update manager (Help | Check for Updates).

New in version 2.0 Final (October 25th, 2009)

  • Change the displayed Columns and Sorting per feed
  • Modify News from the Embedded Browser
  • Fully Customizable Toolbar
  • Powerful Import and Export of Feeds and Settings
  • Share Feeds and News with others
  • Support for Podcasts
  • Automatic Discovery of Feeds via Keyword or from a Website
  • More Search Options
  • Fully Integrated Application Update

New in version 2.0 Milestone 9 RC2 (February 19th, 2009)

  • News Filter - apply actions on news automatically
  • New quick way of assigning Labels to News
  • Support for Phrase Searches
  • Improved Notifier
  • Multi Tabbed Browsing
  • Improved and secured embedded browser
  • Secure credentials with a master password
  • Automatically detect proxy settings (Windows)
  • a total of 102 bugs fixed