Firefox 57 support please Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can't live without it.

FIrefox 57 support please! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please add a Firefox 57+ support I'm waiting for it! :)

Music Playing Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm getting music playing within Brief and can't see or turn off the source.

Great Feed reader, please add Fx57 support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is awesome, eagerly waiting for Fx57 support

Synchronization over Firefox Sync Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful add-on. I'm using it intensively on two computers over last couple of days. All is fine except one drawback - despite feeds are stored as Live Bookmarks they are not synchronized via Firefox Sync. As someone already pointed there is new 'Subscribed Feeds' bookmark directory created for each machine and Brief uses separate one on each computer. As a result at home I have to un-click all news already reviewed at work and vice versa. Why is that?

Sorry to tell you, but the Live Bookmarks sync will stop working in Firefox 57. However, I do intend to implement feed list sync.

Kompatibilität mit Firefox 57+ Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hallo Denis,

vor einigen Tagen hatte ich diese Bewertung geschrieben, auf die Du geantwortet hast. Nun finde ich sie auf der Add-on-Seite nicht wieder. Wo ist sie geblieben?

Freundlichen Gruß
von Gerhard

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P.S. I don't speak German, so I'm sorry if using an online translator causes misunderstanding.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good! :)

Some questions:
1) Can icons be SVG not PNG (or smaller PNG as variant) ?
2) How can user make smaller fonts in menu in left panel and in right panel ?
3) Can user change folder to storage brief.sqlite ?

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Great addon. One question, though. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Solid addon.

I have one question though.

Does it sync the feeds using firefox sync? Or will I lose my feeds if I do a fresh install of firefox?

Thanks :)

5/5 - after personal experimentation - night mode, batch import, etc. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

First, this quick addition to the stylesheet adds night mode:

#main-pane, #sidebar, img { filter: invert(100%); }

Second, you can add a batch of feeds despite this functionality not existing in Brief or FF (the alternative is navigating to each feed manually and clicking the subscribe button). Export your current bookmarks to see the format for a live bookmark, then insert all the feeds into a new bookmark file and import it either through FF or Brief's import HTML option.

I used this method to convert Youtube's OPML file (from the bottom of the Subscription Management page) into feeds and imported them all into Brief. Simple! You could get an extension to import OPML, but when I tried it, it hung for as long as I let it run. Whatever bogged down the direct OPML import just doesn't apply to importing HTML.

Solid addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Edit: Cool. I group all my feeds into folders and didn't consider that an individual feed would have a separate right-click menu and settings. Changed to 5 stars, thanks!

Good add-on, works exactly as I'd hope with one exception. There doesn't seem to be any option to disable notifications for "updated" entries. My local library and youtube incessantly "update" hundreds of entries which I have no interest in as I've already seen them, so my feed ends up being quite cluttered. Since the add-on can already differentiate these from actual new entries, I'd really appreciate a way to ignore them altogether.

There is an option in the feed settings (right-click the feed in the sidebar) to not mark updated entries as unread.

Great add-on, glad that it supports e10s, but... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The animations are slow when opening RSS. It slowly goes upward when I open an RSS article, it's so annoying because I accidentally press other feeds as the article opened is slowly going up, and very slow animation. If possible to remove the animation or optimize it for more speed?
Also, can we have a dark theme? It's the only thing keeping me wanting to go back to Bamboo Reader, dark for nights since the white is too bright.

Nothing against this addon, but using FF BMs for feeds sucks due to sync. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

tl;dr; ? go right below for latest update

While I have nothing against this addon except for the fact that it relies on Bookmarks to store feed, so like all other FF RSS addons, it too chokes (makes FF hang) with FF sync.

Update - Based on Denis's response, I will test this addon again more and update. Always like it when a dev responds to show they care :)

Coming from Chrome, I loved FeedBro, which I dont think uses BMs, but SQLLite I think, and was looking for a non BM-based RSS feed mainly for performance reasons and the fact that it doesnt have to be a live BM at all !

Update #2: So I re-installed, looking GREAT so far, very neat and simplistic presentation (the list view - work friendly!)

Just wonder whats the deal with the amount of real estate - but I just peeked again and saw there was a CSS way to customize, hopefully I can get rid of the ugly fat margins.

+star for OPML integration - I was a bit concerned it would be time consuming to enter it all over again as in other RSS addons - not was a breeze.

There were some fancy readers (Feedly?) which would auto detect RSS without us having to go exactly to the RSS page, not so with the rest, including this, had to manualy search for the RSS feed page, as the 'Subscribe with RSS' in BMs never showed for any. So the OPML was a nice feature.

(Apart from most sites making it a pain to find the RSS feeds, worst offenders are Onion & Amazon Deals unless I am totally missing something in the world of RSS)

Updating to 4 star, keeping one as I have to do the formatting pain myself :( - but if it is painless will of course be back to add another !

HAVE to add here that Its a relief not being stuck with SeaMonkey which has the next best (simplest & work-friendly) RSS Reader

OMG...its so painful to set list view in each and EVERY Feed..I dont care - its a one time thing - but whats the deal with the 'Organize' button ? Shows nothing.

Also I hope the Feeds (BMs) and settings are SHARED across desktops otherwise it would be a Sage-like experience having to re-click everything (thats where Chrome shines with seamless sync of extension settings (as they are not treated like second-class citizens!)

UPDATE: So at home I noticed FF hanging again, so I uninstalled. Now at work I installed but was very disappointed that it duplicates BM folders. Sage at least had a way to set which folder to use, but all-in-all I guess this venture with FF RSS Readers is a HUGE disappointment because they tend to use the BMs (which freeze the comp or FF while syncing, maybe because they are so huge or just get confused)

Why cant FF RSS Addons be more like FeedBro for Chrome :(

Brief is known to behave suboptimally with Sync, but definitely *not* hang the browser. Could you please file an issue about this at so we could debug it?

Good RSS reader Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a good reader overall. However, I have problems with it when Firefox is synchronizing accross more computers. I have installed Brief addon in Firefox on a computer, I have set up the feeds and everything worked well. I could see the Subscribed Feeds folder in the Bookmarks manager and I could access the live bookmarks there. This Firefox instance is set up to synchronize the bookmarks using the Mozilla cloud. Then, I have installed Brief addon in Firefox on another computer. This Firefox instance is set up to synchronize the bookmarks using the Mozilla cloud as well. This time, the addon has created another folder Subscribed Feeds and there's no feed inside. Now, the Bookmarks manager displays two folders with the same name, Subscribed Feeds: one contains the live bookmarks that I have set up on the first computer and one is empty. I have looked for an option to tell Brief the bookmark folder to use for the live bookmarks, but I haven't found one.
Another problem that I have with Brief is that I haven't found a way to display the articles on 3 columns, but I'm more interested to solve the first problem.
I am using Firefox 53.0.2 for Windows x64

1. This is a known problem. It will be fixed in the future, but not right now due to the ways this feature interacts with the WebExtensions migration coming. For the current workarounds, see
2. There's no explicit support for that... it may be possible by using CSS, or may be not possible, not sure.

Nice but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a nice RSS-feeder but it doesn't supported password-protected RSS feeds.

Brief relies on Firefox being already logged in. There's no special support for remembering passwords or using the Firefox password store. I've created a feature request on Github for this (

Удобная читалка Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ребята, а нельзя прикрутить синхронизацию адресов лент в облако, и горячие клавиши переназначаемые сделать? А так все хорошо :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.2). 

Адреса лент синхронизуются вместе с закладками - там есть неочевидный момент с выбором папки на второй машине, но сама синхронизация работает давно.

Great RSS reader! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love the support for e10's/multi-process in the latest developer version. However, the latest version 2.3/2.3rc99 (released April 9) broke the add-on completely in Firefox 53. Nothing loads or works within the reader. Please fix. Thanks and keep up the great work!

EDIT: Thanks for the quick fix! Working great now!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.2). 

Terribly sorry, I made a last minute mistake after testing. Versions 2.3.0 and 2.3.0rc99 contain the fix.

zmiana folderu kanałów RSS Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Adamie - w jaki sposób można przekierować wtyczkę Brief na szukanie zakładek RSS w innym folderze niż domyślny dla Firefoksa 'subskrybowane kanały' ? Zakładki posiadam w innym katalogu i chciałbym żeby Brief zaczytał je z niego. Czy jest to możliwe?

Is it possible to change default folder for Brief with RSS bookmarks?

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Clean, esy to use and lightweight Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple and flat. Best RSS reader that I know. (with source on GItHub)

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Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best RSS feed manager.
I've tried many others, but none of them beats Brief for its simplicity and effectiveness. Everything works as it should and it seems to have every detail covered regarding to what's really important.

Congratulations for this piece of code.

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All I Hope For Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's the best rss reader out there, put to shame even expecialized softwares and some online services. Anyway great work with the addon. But could you please update the shortcuts? '/' can't be a shortcut to focus on search bar since it's now fast search or something I use Brief with some tiresome tasks and one shortcut for search focus or even focus on search bar with ctrl+f or f3 would be great. As our friend said bellow, search for parts of words would be great too.

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