- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon T-Mon, vor 6 JahrenI switched to Feedbro from Newfox and have given myself a few weeks to become accustomed to its quirks before commenting here. Overall Feedbro is a solid RSS reader with a lot of built-in flexibility. A couple of comments:
1. When you release a new version, it would be nice if you would include release notes. More than once I've found out only by trial and error that certain issues have been fixed and/or features changed or added.
2. Allow the user to turn off the warning you click 'Refresh All Feeds'. I only have 40+ feeds that I follow and it's neither resource intensive nor time consuming for me to use this feature. I tend to set the auto-refresh to longer intervals to avoid being distracted while working, and hit refresh all (thank you for adding that, btw) when I have a break. The warning is nothing but an annoyance after the first couple of appearances.
3. It would helpful if the rules would allow me to filter out duplicate articles by either title or URL. Many news feeds regurgitate headlines several times a day, either as clickbait or because there has been some insignificant change in the article. It would really speed my reading if I didn't have to plow through all those unnecessary duplicates.
Thanks for a great extension and being so responsive to user input.
Edit: Finally found the change log mentioned in the developer's reply. I had to disable the "Open All Items View" option. Weird. There should be another way to get to those links easily.Thank you for your feedback!
1. When you open Feedbro, on the front page there is a link "Change log". You can click it to see somewhat detailed list of features and bug fixes. We could of course copy-paste those to AMO description in the future as well. We have started to add release notes to AMO starting with release 3.34.0.
2. Agreed. That's right. We'll add on Option or disable the warning completely. The warning has been removed in Feedbro 3.34.0.
3. Duplicate filtering is challenging to do with Rules but we'll try to figure out some solid way to do it. It's actually fairly often requested feature which is made complicated by inconsistency of feed XML sources and Feedbro internal DB schema.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon ErGalvao, vor 6 JahrenThe ONLY thing missing in this addon is subfolders and better folder management (folders being listed should appear alphabetically, for an example). Other than that, fantastic addon. Absolutely a keeper.Note that the folders can be arranged by drag & dropping them with a mouse so you can sort them manually into alphabetical order. Feeds inside folders can be automatically sorted to alphabetical order by right-clicking the folder and choosing "Sort feeds in folder"
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Martin Strobl, vor 6 JahrenAs a long time useer of the Sage++ (Higmmer's Edition) reader I have been looking for adequate replacement for the Firefox Quantum. The FeedBro is closest alternative, however, I really miss the "update all feeds now" button.Thank you for your review.
Note that Feedbro scans for new articles automatically in the background so "Update all feeds" button shouldn't be really necessary. Also when you open Feedbro first time in the browser session, it will trigger a scan.
However, we have just added the button to the toolbar (available in Feedbro 3.32.4) since some users want to have very long (or none at all) automatic scanning interval and want to manually check for changes. Note also that this approach makes you easily lose updates since if you only check for new articles every 6 hours and feed publishes 20 articles per hour and only keeps the latest 20 in the XML, you lose many articles since they are no longer available in the XML.
Note also that it's quite resource intensive to check all feeds at once (especially if you have hundreds of feeds). But since many people have asked for this - here it is. :)
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13145241, vor 6 JahrenI also used Bamboo before and liked it more, since it was simpler and did what i wanted. What bothers me the most is how Feedbro reacts to Feeds with the same Timestamp. It should just list all.
The other thing is, not matter what I set for "Maximum Entries to save" in a specific Feed, it just uses the default Settings of 100. Maybe thats have something to do with the Timestamp but its just displays 100.
A single Button to Update every Feed would be very usefull. And an option to disable the source under every Feed.
Good addon though, which could need some Improvements.
Ok, than thats the Problem.^^ A single HTTP load request should load more than 100 feeds :-)
Iam going to raise my review to 4 Stars. The refresh all button is now there and the warning will be disabled in a future Update. Nice!
But: Please change it so the HTTP load request will load more than 100 feeds. Iam missing something because the addon only loads 100 entries. Thats the reason iam still stuck with Firefox 56 and Bamboo. 5 Stars after that have been fixed."What bothers me the most is how Feedbro reacts to Feeds with the same Timestamp. It should just list all."
What do you mean? Feedbro does not hide or drop any articles based on timestamps.
"The other thing is, not matter what I set for "Maximum Entries to save" in a specific Feed, it just uses the default Settings of 100."
This is not really true. The default setting does affect how many articles Feedbro fetches from the feed source (XML) with a single HTTP load request (maximum being 100 at once) but if you set a feed specific max entries to save e.g. to 500, that's the maximum amount of articles that feed can contain - it will just take some time to accumulate that number of articles. Which feed URLs publish more than 100 articles at once?
Edit: Feedbro 3.35.2 can now load N articles with one HTTP GET request. N is the maximum number of items to save for the feed so if the feed has a feed specific max value, it can be even 2000.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13465077, vor 6 JahrenI used Newsfox before the FF57 update so now I'm using this, and I really like it. Even more than Newsfox.
The only features that I miss are the option to open all the unread entries of a feed in new tab and, more important, the update of old entries when they are updated on the feed.
Overall great addon.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13229219, vor 6 JahrenBest RSS-Reader I tried so far but unfortunately it can't sync over different devices.
I know that Feedbro can't Sync to Mozilla. But maybe it is possible to sync to my Homeserver or Dropbox or whatever!?!?
If there is any possibility to sync already read articles over different devices I will update to 5 stars! :)
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon gggeek, vor 6 JahrenInstalled the plugin 15 minutes ago.
So far I have: added a couple of feeds, played around with the options to customize the GUI.
Everything seems to be working as it should, which is more than I can say of most of the pre-FF-57 feed readers.
The choice in available view modes is great!
My 1st feature request would be: allow to import rss feed definitions from a set of bookmarks (ie. a bookmark folder and its subfolers).
That's because it is the format that is used by Sage (my previous reader) to store the list of feeds.
I know that import from OPML is possible, and it could do, if not for the export-bookmarks-to-opml FF extension not being 57-compatible!Thank you for your review.
Feedbro 3.32.0 now has a button in Options that you can use to import selected Firefox bookmarks as HTML (first export them in Firefox of course). PS. It seems that Chrome uses the same format for bookmarks HTML export so it's possible to import Chrome bookmarks with the same button as well.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Underpass, vor 6 JahrenI'm trying to replace NewsFox and this addon seems to be good enough.
Is it possible to hide the upper section (All items, Starred items, etc.) altogether thus making more room to the feed?
Is it possible to have the "normal" layout with the article list in the upper half and the preview in the lower hald of the page?
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Kat, vor 6 JahrenHello.
I like your extension. It replaces my old one and is visually very appealing. But I have a major problem, so I can't give you 5 Starts yet.
I can't seem to select particular feed entries and mark them as read OR unread. Somehow my feeds got marked as read (I think I figured out why) but I've not read half of them yet. So I wanted to select a batch of feed entries and mark then unread but it's impossible. I can not click on the feeds without extending them (a manual "extend", "collapse" function for each entry would be great for the views where there feeds are not extended by default) and can't select multiple entries either. Apparently I couldn't find even a mass "mar unread" option. :'D
I'd be very grateful if you fix this!
You might want to change keys, too, or allow their adjustment. Because when I type "m" to mark as read/unread for a single thread, firefox starts the in-site search function. Since this has been bugging me anyways I've removed that function in the configurations but I doubt that most users will do that
EDIT as Reply to creator's reply: Yes I adjusted how the articles are markd as read. Still it'll be important to allow the selection of several articles to mark or unmark them.
Regarding the search bar: No it was set like that by default in the Firefox Quantum build. But then again it was synchronised with my old Profile so who knows X'D. Anyways "accessibility.typeaheadfind" was set on "true" instead of "false" in "about:config" ig´f anyone ever has the same problem. It's gone now so if it's just a bug on my side and no problem for others then that's great!Thank you for your review!
Please open Options page. There you can select how articles are marked as read. Default is when the title of the article is shown (quite "eager" mode), another option is when the bottom of the article is shown (requires that you expand articles and scroll to the end) or manually by unchecking "keep unread" checkbox or by pressing 'm'.
Edit: Feedbro 3.35.0+ fixes the keyboard shortcut issue you mentioned.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13435581, vor 6 JahrenHi! Great addon !
My wish : feedbro count the global number of article per tag. It will be great to count the number of unread article per tag or just put a flag on a tag with new article !In "Tags" menu you can see how many articles in total have a specific tag. But if I understand you correctly, you'd like to also see the number of unread articles that have a specific tag? If so, that's perfectly doable and we can add it to the Product Backlog.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13427027, vor 6 JahrenJust migrated from LiveClick which has been discontinued. It does everything I need except one thing. Could you please highlight feed folders that have unread items in them. Otherwise I have to mouse over every folder to look for unread items.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13305990, vor 6 JahrenI have for many years been using the Newsfox add on and consider it to be one of the the best however it appears that it may not be amended to work in FF57 and above. I have been evaluating Feedbro as an alternative and I am impressed with it.
However I would like to make a suggestion - as others here have noted - to have an additional view mode similar to the 3 pane format of Newsfox as I find this to be the most efficient way to select and read articles.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Sylvie, vor 6 JahrenI have the message 'invalid xml" or URL contains no feed links for all my sourceforge feeds...Sorry but we can't repeat this problem either on Firefox or on Chrome (tested on both Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 16+).
Please try adding one of the feeds again and see if it works. Please check that the URL to the feed points to a valid XML source.
- Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternenvon Firefox-Benutzer 13272507, vor 6 JahrenFirst, I'm happy to have a WebExtension type RSS reader since my former reader, Brief, is going under. This gets the job done very nicely with a clean UI, but there are few areas that could be improved:
* when viewing the index, it would be nice to mark individual posts as read without linking through; some sites have hit or miss content for my interests
* with the above (imaginary) feature and with the existing "mark all read" feature, it would be nice if the index changed the color of the posts like when happens if I do click through
* an option to automatically open the "all items" index when clicking on the app button in Firefox's toolbarRegarding the last bullet "an option to automatically open the 'all items' index" check Options page.
First set "Feedbro extension icon click" to "Opens the Feed Reader" and then check "Open "All Items" view at start" checkbox.
After that when you click the Feedbro extension icon, it will automatically open the All Items view.
We'll add the first suggestion to the Product Backlog. Thanks!