An RSS reader is a computer software or website interface that can collect information from multiple sources, so it is also referred to as a name aggregator. Depending on the type, there are some search aggregators, they can get information from search engines, news aggregators can scan news sites, comment sites can get information from comment sites or even poll aggregators, allowing us to keep up to date with the latest poll data for upcoming elections
Aggregators collect and organize information from blogs, social networking services, video sites, news companies and many other sources, so while a lot of news is clicked, they can easily stay organized by clicking RSS or XML buttons or links and updating information . Readers accept copy and paste operations to add URLs, and there is also an integrated search function to scan news from them.
RSS aggregators come in two main formats: downloadable software that can run as a standalone application or desktop tool on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, and web-based aggregators, which are free or paid online services. Choosing an RSS aggregator is a personal matter as each of us has different tastes and needs.
However, unlike most similar online software, this software is easier to customize and usually has more features to customize information retrieval. However, not all aggregators are free software. Some are trial or shareware versions, or can only be obtained for a fee. In this way, the price tag does not always play a role in the choice between a desktop reader and an online reader.
Examples of desktop aggregators include FeedDemon, an easy-to-use aggregator that contains a collection of installed RSS to fetch news from various websites. Other features include podcast receiver, tabbed interface, feed storage, integrated search and watch list to filter out unwanted feeds. However, this software is only available as a trial version and can only be embedded in Internet Explorer.
Some online aggregators include the My Yahoo service, Bloglines and Newsgator (Outlook for Windows online readers that provide custom news channels) and data synchronization between the service (free for standard use) and handheld devices.
Both desktop and online newsreaders offer blog titles, auto subscriptions, and search feeds. Some may include built-in RSS directories, keyword filtering, feed storage, and custom layout design and feed display.
It is recommended to try multiple aggregators to find the right aggregator to meet your specific needs. Some people may just want to get news, while others like to gather information and display it in summary format.