About ThinFeeder Project

ThinFeeder is an open source software that aims to provide a cross-platform, powerful and tiny RSS / Atom (currently RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0 / RDF, RSS 2.0 and Atom 0.3) aggregator for desktop, using the Java development language. It has a few goals that wants to make the reading news experience the most pleasant possible:

  • Anti-aliasing support on any Operating System
  • Skins support
  • Multi-language support:
    • Catalan
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Esperanto
    • French
    • German
    • Lithuanian
    • Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
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What does mean RSS, Atom, OPML...?

RSS is a file format designed to make it easy to use the information published on web sites.
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It can be used in many ways, but the most common application is for use in software known as news readers or news aggregators. These are dedicated programs which allow you to read RSS files.
ThinFeeder is a news reader and aggregator.
Atom is a format quite similar to RSS, but a little improved.
OPML is a file format that can be used to import and export subscription lists between programs that read RSS files, such as feed readers and aggregators. It provides a very interesting way to share your favorite RSS sites with your friends.
To get some more information about this, please go here, or search for it using Google.

Where to start?

There are many ways to start in the news aggregation world. I suggest download and install ThinFeeder, then download one of our shared OPML files. After this, import the downloaded OPML file (on ThinFeeder, option "Subscriptions" > "Import Subscriptions"), and enjoy it! On ThinFeeder's option "Subscriptions" > "Find More Sites" we refer some other ways to find RSS on the web. Any doubts, join our Mailing List!.

What are people talking about ThinFeeder?

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Looking for translators

ThinFeeder project is looking for translators. If you are interested, please contact us.

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ThinFeeder is provided as free-software, in the terms of the GPL (Gnu Public License).