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Remember the Sage RSS Reader for Firefox?

Sage-Too - the RSS Browsing Return?

Sage was once one of the more popular RSS feed reading add-ons for Firefox.  However, time went by, years went on and these days it is not making much news.  However, if you still need a lightweight feed reader, there is now Sage-Too.  This is a continuation of the original project to keep it up to date with today’s Firefox browser versions. 

Some of the features include:

  • Reads RSS (2.0, 1.0, 0.9x) and Atom feeds
  • Feed Discovery
  • Integrates with Firefox’s bookmark storage and Live Bookmarks
  • Imports and exports OPML feed lists
  • Newspaper feed rendering customizable via style sheets
  • Technorati and RSS search engine integration

It also has support for the following locales: Argentine Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.

As they say in their own words, “It’s got more of what you need and not much of what you don’t.”  You can give it another shot, or take your first trip down lightweight RSS reading road by downloading it on the Firefox Add-ons web site.

Also, don’t forget to start your RSS feed collection with the best Firefox feed out there today, http://feeds.feedburner.com/firefoxfacts.  Never leave your RSS feed reader without it!

Best of the Firefox Links (Halloween Edition!)

Been a good week for those of us who like to tweak and edit our favorite Firefox browser. Here are just a few links that have made their way to my saved list.

Spooked yet? Ok, so not many of those were all that scary – but they were useful! Now if you are really looking for a fright, go use Internet Explorer.

A Brief Firefox RSS Reader

After reviewing some of the most recent comments on some of the past posts here on Firefox Facts, I saw that somebody had suggested the Brief RSS reader extension. I had never heard of it till reading that post.

Always interested in seeing new readers I gave it a shot and I do have to say it is pretty impressive.

I might even say it is better than Sage.

Brief RSS Reader

It is focused on giving you a lightweight RSS reading experience via the Firefox Web browser. I have to say it delivers leaps over bounds.

Here are a few more details about it:

- Integration with Live Bookmarks.
– Articles permanently stored in a database.
– Easily mark articles as read, star the interesting ones.
– Streamlined display of feed content.

+ Download and Install the Brief Extension for Firefox!

Best News Reading Extensions

Has a week really passed us by since the last weekly top five? Well this week I figured I would help you stay on top of things with some really good news reading extensions. From the traditional RSS help to even a Digg tool from Netscape – we have a little ‘bit of everything.

Have another you love? Drop in a comment and let me know about it.

Firefox Facts on MyBlogLog

Want to help me out with a social experiment?

Go add yourself as a reader (or in their terms, “member”) of Firefox Facts via MyBlogLog. I have been seeing this pop up on all my favorite Web sites, so I thought I would jump in on the fun and see who comes up as a reader here.

If nobody interacts, it will probably be gone soon – but if I see a lot of members coming up then I might have to keep it around. I’d like to see who reads Firefox Facts and see what other Web sites you find interesting.

Also feel free to add me as a friend as well.

Smart Google Reader Subscriptions

If you use Google’s Feed Reader this is a Greasemonkey script that you need. This script adds a feed icon to the upper right corner of your browser window for one-click subscription to Google Reader.

My version of the script adds an overlayed check icon when you’re subscribed to at least one of the feeds that the site advertises via auto-discovery. This was made easy by a URL that Reader exports: http://www.google.com/reader/api/0/subscribed?s=feed/. It returns “true” or “false” depending on whether the current user (as determined by the Google Account cookie) is subscribed to the given feed.

+ Get the Greasemonkey Script!