good reader, but it needs some work Rated 4 out of 5 stars

from YouTube:
"To get an RSS feed of a single channel’s uploads, paste the channel URL into your RSS reader."
this does not work in NewsFox, however the browser does not always discover the feed either so this may not be a NF issue

as others have requested, a search function is needed - the "keyword" option is very limited and not a suitable alternative

as other have noticed, only one change at a time can be made to some of the options (noticed when setting sort options), after which you have to re-open the options UI to make another change - setting more than one change results in all but the first one (or last, i forget) being lost

the context menu option to hide the feed toolbar is not remembered across sessions - also seems reasonable to combine the feed and main toolbars perhaps to save space???

if you delete a feed from a folder other than the default 'feed' folder, the feed may not be deleted from the global feeds, even if it is not used in any other folder/category - since there is an option to set the cats/folders that a feed appears in, as well as a delete prompt, it should be deleted globally when deleting it ... after all, "delete" means "delete", not remove from the selected cat/folder

>as other have noticed, only one change at a time can be made to some of the options (noticed when setting sort options), after which you have to re-open the options UI to make another change - setting more than one change results in all but the first one (or last, i forget) being lost

-help wanted
-https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=25759

>the context menu option to hide the feed toolbar is not remembered across sessions - also seems reasonable to combine the feed and main toolbars perhaps to save space???

-https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=20986 (this answer from 2009 is in your previous review)
-you can do it in CSS: http://newsfox.mozdev.org/rss/2008.html#nf27

>if you delete a feed from a folder other than the default 'feed' folder, the feed may not be deleted from the global feeds

-I don't think this is true

i agree with others - i'm starting to like it less as time goes by Rated 3 out of 5 stars

it slows the FF UI even with only 2 threads set and kills it with anything much more over 2

development seems to have all but ceased

after years, there is STILL no option to hide the feed tool-bar and REMEMBER ITS STATE across sessions!

Newsfox is not available in the FF feed subscribe menu on newer version of FF - what's with that?

> after years, there is STILL no option to hide the feed tool-bar and REMEMBER ITS STATE across sessions!

Since mid 2009: https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=20986

> Newsfox is not available in the FF feed subscribe menu on newer version of FF - what's with that?

Works fine for me. Firefox has never shown it when you start up the first time, but it shows on restart.


Generally, extension developers pay MUCH more attention to bugs than to comments on AMO.

best feed reader for FF, but it doesn't save settings properly Rated 5 out of 5 stars

hands-down the best news reader for firefox - i like everything about it, except that it does really make the browser unresponsive when refreshing, perhaps even more so with more than 2 threads set

the only little niggle i have with it is that, when changing multiple settings, it appears only the first change is saved, so you have to re-enter the options UI for each change

i noticed this particularly when changing the global and group sort options

broken in ff 32.0.2/3 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

NewsFox is not listed as an option when clicking the feed icon to add a new feed

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9.1.1-signed). 

sometimes annoying behavior Rated 3 out of 5 stars

NewsFox is the best feed reader out there as far as i'm concerned, but it's not perfect

it is way too strict when parsing feeds and this often results in the feed not being displayed at all, replaced instead with "The feed url is invalid. Check to make sure the URL is correct.", while the same feed displays fine in FF itself. this is particularly annoying because it is the INFORMATION in the feed that should be paramount, not whether the feed is valid.

another little issue is that it does not remember across sessions if the feed tool-bar was hidden

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.8.4.1.1.1-signed). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

been using this ext. for quite a while (probably getting close to 2 years) and i like it - i think it's the best feed reader of them all by a wide margin and i've tried probably all of them. however, here's where i think it falls short:

1) it only checks one feed at a time, so if you have allot of feeds (i keep over 100) it can take quite a while if you refresh all.

2) you can have a directory structure of sorts, but you cannot create a directory within a directory.

3) adding/deleting/renaming folders and feeds is not as intuitive as it could be - i'd rather see a familiar file manager approach where you can create/delete/rename folders and feeds from the context menu.

4) unlike most extensions that force a new tab, this one doesn't.

really though, it's a pretty sweet extension. at first i didn't like the layout because it uses a tab instead of just the sidebar, but after using it a while i can see that the layout is perfect for a serious feed junkie.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4.1).