Newsfeeds provide a good opportunity to keep up to date with the latest news of a website. The more newsfeeds you subscribe to, the more practical seems the usage of a Feedreader, such as Google Reader. Goodle Reader is a well established application, which aggregates several newsfeeds and displays all at once. The subscription of a feed to such a service is a quite complicated process, though. First of all it is necessary to get the feed URL, then to retrieve the Feedreader of your choice and last to paste the URL.
On this point the extension SubToMe - Universal Follow Button
interacts. This extension creates an additional symbol in the add-on bar of Firefox. By clicking on this symbol a dialog appears, which enables to add the Newsfeed to one of the following services: Google Reader
as well as Blogtrottr
. More are to be developed in future.
The extension uses therefore SubToMe
and sets in its subscribe button directly to firefox. Further information regarding SubToMe are provided on hacks.mozilla.org
In doing so the browser remembers all the used services and offers those initially to guarantee a quick access. Through subtome.com
used services can be removed. The information about which newsreaders are used through SubToMe is only stored on the local computer (LocalStorage), that's why not any storage on the server is taking place. As well there is no need to create a account on the website (anyway it's not offered). The source code of SubToMe is publicly supplied at GitHub
For installation the extension requires no
restart of the browser. Also the source code of the add-on is available at GitHub