Nov 282014

Truth be said QuiteRSS was my first RSS reader.

A week or so ago, I downloaded QuiteRSS and have been using it since every day.

Don’t ask me why I embraced a RSS reader so late because I don’t know the answer myself.

The beauty of an RSS reader is that you don’t have to go to your favorite web sites one by one to check out the latest content.

Instead, the latest content comes to your computer automatically once you have the RSS reader installed and configured with your favorite sites.
QuiteRSS Reader for Linux

QuiteRSS – Good Reader

My criteria for judging an application is whether it’s intuitive (easy to use for an average person without a manual or having to dig into the “Help” files).

Of course, the application must also be robust and feature-rich.

And by those criteria, QuiteRSS is a superb RSS reader.

Be it adding a feed, updating or customizing the layout or other options, the application is a keeper.

Written in Qt/C++, QuiteRSS can be installed from the Software Manager in Linux Mint or Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu. Just search for “RSS” and you should see QuiteRSS among the top results.

With QuiteRSS, you can read the news item via the built-in browser or open it in an external browser like Firefox or Google Chrome.

QuiteRSS provides considerable flexibility in configuration, offering several menu options including a feature to share news items in your feed with members in your social network community.

Export and importing feeds is simple (done via the File drop-down option on the Menu bar). When exporting a feed for use on a different computer, remember to save the exported file with a .opml extension.

The version of QuiteRSS downloaded through Linux Mint’s Software Manager is 0.13.3+dfsg-2.

A newer version (QuiteRSS 0.17.1) is available on the reader’s project site. To upgrade to the latest version, run the following commands in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:quiterss/quiterss
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install quiterss

Version 0.17.1 comes with two layouts – Classic version and a Newspaper layout. You can select your preferred layout by going to View option (on the Menu Bar on top) and then scrolling through the drop-down box.

Besides Linux (32-bit and 64-bit), QuiteRSS is available for Mac OS and Windows as well.

Visit the QuiteRSS Project site to check out details on this reader.

I’ve tested QuiteRSS on Linux Mint 17 and Ubuntu computers. It works like a charm on both systems.

QuiteRSS is a solid RSS reader for Linux and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

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