19 RSS Feed readers and Check Webpages for changes(Explained)

by ChessWriter

18 Add-ons in this Collection

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader by feedly

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars 3,593 reviews

130,206 users

A productive way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite feeds, blogs and news sites. Feedly offers a seamless transition from Google Reader.
Collector's Note Uses the Feedly website to read and recommend feeds. Feedly has a great interface and makes your RSS feeds look better than they do with Google reader. The best feature is that it recommends feeds based on the ones you already have subscribed to.

Update Scanner by sneakypete81

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 180 reviews

35,587 users

Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don't provide Atom or RSS feeds.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

Brief by Adam Kowalczyk

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 600 reviews

23,982 users

Brief makes reading RSS feeds as easy and intuitive as it gets. Designed to have exactly the right set of features, it is powerful and simple at the same time. Feeds are presented on a seamless, interactive page which let's you bookmark and tag items...
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

Check4Change by Ronen Zilberman

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

29,633 users

Check4Change (aka C4C) is a simple extension that allows you to periodically check a web-page for updates...
Collector's Note Highlight a part of a page and set that part of the page to refresh every x seconds/minutes. Whenever that part changes, an alarm gets shown/sounded and the tab is focussed. Since only the highlighted part of the page is changed, it does not use many resources, doesn't decrease your internet speed when you surf other tabs, and does not use much RAM either. A fabulous addon. Most recommended.

Simple RSS Reader (SRR) by Alvaro Junior

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

13,913 users

Simple tool for displaying RSS feeds.

Bamboo Feed Reader by Julien Fray

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

15,030 users

Feed reader | RSS - ATOM - OPML

NewsFox by Andrey Gromyko, R Pruitt

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

17,818 users

NewsFox is an efficient 3-pane(email) style Atom/RSS feed reader.
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

Distill Web Monitor (formerly AlertBox) by Ajit K, Distill

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 142 reviews

14,058 users

Monitor pages and feeds for changes. Get alerts for important changes.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

Sage by Peter Andrews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 163 reviews

27,826 users

Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It's got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don't.
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

RSS Ticker by Christopher Finke

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 144 reviews

13,783 users

RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your screen while you surf.
Collector's Note Headlines ticker is a better addon than RSS ticker which uses a lot of RAM. The only difference is that Headlines Ticker is seen on the navigation bar besides the search engine, while RSS Ticker is at the bottom beneath the addon bar. I would choose Headlines ticker unless you have no space on the navigation bar where it resides.

RSS Icon In Awesombar by JasnaPaka

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

19,463 users

Add RSS icon back into location bar (URL) in Firefox 4.0. This icon was showed in Firefox 3.5/3.6 by default when page offered feeds.

infoRSS by Didier Ernotte

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

4,479 users

Displays RSS, Atom, Twitter, parsed HTML and NNTP feed in a scrolling area in the status bar. Compatible with podcasting RSS which can be downloaded directly. It's also a good Google email notifier.
Collector's Note Known to cause crashes and has many issues. I think the future releases will fix these problems. If the problems have been fixed by the time you read this, it will be a good addon to have.

Feed Sidebar by Christopher Finke

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

9,401 users

The Feed Sidebar is an extension for Firefox that displays the items from your Live Bookmarks in the sidebar.

SiteDelta by Andreas Schierl

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

1,738 users

Notifies when websites are changed and highlights the changes since last visit.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

Google Reader Watcher by Ajnasz

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

2,301 users

Checks your Google Reader for unread news
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