Comparison of feed aggregators

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The following is a comparison of notable feed aggregators. Often e-mail programs and web browsers have the ability to display feeds. They are listed here, too.

Many BitTorrent clients support for Broadcatching (RSS) see Comparison of BitTorrent Clients.

Contents

General

Client RSS Atom Podcast Creator Software license FOSS
Akregator Yes Yes ? Akregator developers GNU GPL Yes
Amarok ? ? Yes The Amarok Team GNU GPL Yes
AOL Explorer Yes ? ? America Online Inc. no-charge Proprietary No
Avant Yes ? ? Avant Force no-charge Proprietary No
BlogBridge ? ? ? Pito Salas GNU GPL Yes
BottomFeeder Yes ? ? Xpac jtx f5 ? Yes
Canto Yes Yes Partial Jack Miller GNU GPL Yes
Claws Mail Yes Yes No the Claws Mail team GNU GPL Yes
Cooliris ? ? ? Cooliris Proprietary No
FeedDemon Yes Yes Yes NewsGator Technologies no-charge Proprietary No
Feedreader Yes ? ? i-Systems Inc. Proprietary No
Flock ? ? ? Flock Inc. MPL Yes
FreeRange WebReader ? ? ? ? Proprietary No
Gnus ? ? ? Gnus GNU GPL Yes
Hubdog ? ? ? Société Radio Numérique Inc. Proprietary No
IBM Lotus Notes ? ? ? Lotus Software / IBM proprietary software No
Internet Explorer Yes Yes ? Microsoft proprietary software
(bundled with Microsoft Windows)
No
iTunes No No Yes Apple Inc. no-cost proprietary software No
Juice Yes ? ? Active8 & other GNU GPL Yes
K-Meleon ? ? ? Dorian, KKO, et al. GPL Yes
Kazehakase ? ? ? ? GNU GPL Yes
Liferea Yes Yes Yes Lars Lindner GNU GPL Yes
Mail Yes ? No Apple Inc. Proprietary
(bundled with Mac OS X)
No
Maxthon ? ? ? Maxthon International Limited no-charge Proprietary No
Mediafly ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey No ? Yes ? ? ?
Microsoft Office Outlook ? ? ? Microsoft Proprietary
(bundled with Microsoft Office)
No
Mindity ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes ? Mozilla Foundation MPL, MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license
(bundled with many Linux distributions)
Yes
Mozilla Thunderbird Yes Yes ? Mozilla Foundation MPL, MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license Yes
NetNewsWire Yes Yes ? NewsGator Technologies no-charge Proprietary ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser ? ? ? Mercurial Communications for AOL MPL, MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 ? ? ? Netscape Communications Corporation (division of AOL) MPL, MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license Yes
NewsAccess ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsBreak ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsFire Yes Yes No David Watanabe ? No
OmniWeb ? ? ? The Omni Group Proprietary No
Opera Mail Yes Yes ? Opera Software Freeware No
Pegasus Mail ? ? ? David Harris Donationware ?
Rhythmbox ? ? ? GNOME Team GPL Yes
RSS Bandit ? ? ? Dare Obasanjo BSD Yes
RSSOwl Yes Yes No Benjamin Pasero Eclipse Public License Yes
Safari Yes ? No Apple Inc. no-charge Proprietary No
Sage ? ? ? ? ? ?
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups ? ? ? SeaMonkey Council MPL, MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license Yes
SE-RssTools Yes Yes Yes SE-SOFT.COM no-charge Proprietary No
Shiira ? ? ? Happy Macintosh Developing Team BSD Yes
Sleipnir ? ? ? Fenrir Inc. no-charge Proprietary No
Snarfer ? ? ? Snarfware, LLC Freeware No
Songbird ? ? ? Pioneers of the Inevitable GPL Yes
The Bat! ? ? ? RitLabs Proprietary No
Winamp ? ? ? Nullsoft no-charge Proprietary No
Windows Live Mail ? ? ? Microsoft Proprietary
(bundled with Microsoft Windows)
No
Zimbra ? ? ? Zimbra MPL on server
ZPL (attribution clause) on client
Yes
Zune ? ? Yes Microsoft no-charge Proprietary No
Client RSS Atom Podcast Creator Software license FOSS

Release history

Client First public release First stable release Latest stable release
Date Version Date Version Date Version
Akregator ? ? ? ? September 03, 2008 1.3.1
Amarok ? June 23, 2003 ? ? August 13, 2008 1.4.10
AOL Explorer June 2005 1.0 June 2005 1.0 May 10, 2006 1.5
Avant August 2004  ? August 2004  ? September 27, 2008 11.7 Build 15
BlogBridge ? ? ? ? ? ?
BottomFeeder ? ? ? ? ? ?
Canto June 3rd, 2008 0.4.0 January 14th, 2009 0.6.0 August 17th, 2009 0.7.4
Claws Mail May 2001 0.4.67 January 2005 1.0.0 December 19, 2008 3.7.0
Cooliris ? ? ? ? ? ?
FeedDemon ? ? ? ? January 23, 2010 3.1
Feedreader April 24, 2001[1] 1.54 ? ? April 20, 2009[2] 3.14
Flock October 24, 2005 0.4.9 November 02, 2007 1.0 October 14, 2008 2.0
FreeRange WebReader ? ? ? ? ? ?
Gnus 1987[3] ? February 1, 1988[3] 2.0 March 21, 2008 5.10.10
Hubdog ? ? ? ? ? ?
IBM Lotus Notes 1989 1.0 1989 1.0 August 2008 8.0.2
Internet Explorer ? ? ? ? ? ?
iTunes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Juice ? ? ? ? ? ?
K-Meleon November 26, 2000 0.2 November 26, 2000 0.2 October 16, 2008 1.5.1
Kazehakase January 29, 2003 ? January 29, 2003 ? July 29, 2008 0.5.5
Liferea ? ? ? ? April 12, 2009 1.4.28
Mail ? ? ? ? September 15, 2008 3.5 (929.4/929.2)
Maxthon July 11, 2002 0.1 (as MyIE2) September 8, 2005 1.0.0250 December 28, 2007 2.0.7.1245
Mediafly ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey ? ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Office Outlook 1997 97 1997 97 January 30, 2007 12.0.4518.1014
Mindity ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mozilla Firefox September 23, 2002 0.1 September 23, 2002 0.1 September 26, 2008 3.0.3
Mozilla Thunderbird July 28, 2003 0.1 December 7, 2004 1.0 June 22, 2009 2.0.0.22
NetNewsWire ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser November 30, 2004 0.5.6+ May 19, 2005 8.0 April 2, 2007 8.1.3
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 June 5, 2007 9.0 Beta 1 October 15, 2007 9.0 February 20, 2008 9.0.0.6
NewsAccess ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsBreak ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsFire ? ? ? ? ? ?
OmniWeb 1994 0.5 March 17, 1995 1.0 September 26, 2008 5.8
Opera Mail September 1996 2.1b1 December 1996 2.1 October 8, 2008 9.60
Pegasus Mail 1990 ? 1990 ? July 16, 2006 4.41
Rhythmbox ? ? ? ? ? ?
RSS Bandit ? ? ? ? ? ?
RSSOwl ? ? ? ? October 24, 2009 2.0
Safari ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sage ? ? ? ? ? ?
SE-RssTools December 15, 2008 1.1.1 December 15, 2008 1.1.1 December 18, 2009 1.3.1.31
Shiira ? ? ? ? July 16, 2007 2.2
Sleipnir June, 2005 2.00 alpha Oct, 2005 2.00 18 Sep 2008 2.8.2
Snarfer ? ? ? ? 15 June 2008 1.0.2
Songbird ? ? ? ? ? ?
The Bat! March 1997 1.0 Beta March 1998 1.00 Build 1310 April 23, 2008 4.0.28
Winamp ? ? ? ? ? ?
Windows Live Mail ? ? ? ? November 6, 2007 2008 (Build 12.0.1606)
Zimbra November, 2005 Beta March, 2006 3.5 February 2008 5.0.2
Zune ? ? ? ? ? ?
Client Date Version Date Version Date Version
First public release First stable release Latest stable release

Netscape Messenger 9 is a fork of Mozilla Thunderbird and has the same features.

Operating system support

Client Windows Mac OS X Linux Unix BSD Solaris Windows Mobile other
Akregator No No Yes No No No No No
Amarok No No Yes No No No No No
AOL Explorer Yes No No No No No No No
Avant Yes No No No No No No No
BlogBridge Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
BottomFeeder Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Canto No No Yes No No No No No
Claws Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Maemo
Cooliris Yes Yes No No No No No No
FeedDemon Yes No No No No No No No
Feedreader Yes No No No No No No No
Flock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
FreeRange WebReader Yes Yes Yes No No No No BlackBerry, Symbian, Palm OS
Gnus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No DOS
Hubdog No No No No No No Yes No
IBM Lotus Notes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Internet Explorer Included No No No No No No No
iTunes Yes Included No No No No No No
Juice Yes Yes No No No No No No
K-Meleon Yes No No No No No No No
Kazehakase No No Yes No Yes No No No
Liferea No No Yes No No No No No
Mail No Included No No No No No No
Maxthon Yes No No No No No No No
Mediafly Yes No No No No No No No
MediaMonkey Yes No No No No No No No
Microsoft Office Outlook Yes No No No No No No No
Mindity Yes No No No No No No No
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Mozilla Thunderbird Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
NetNewsWire No Yes No No No No No iPhone OS
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser Yes No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
NewsAccess No Yes No No No No No No
NewsBreak No No No No No No Yes No
NewsFire No Yes No No No No No No
OmniWeb No Yes No No No No No No
Opera Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes BeOS(obsolete), QNX(obsolete), OS/2(obsolete)
Pegasus Mail Yes No No No No No No No
Rhythmbox No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
RSS Bandit Yes No No No No No No No
RSSOwl Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Safari Yes Included No No No No No No
Sage Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
SE-RssTools Yes No No No No No No No
Shiira No Yes No No No No No No
Sleipnir Yes No No No No No No No
Snarfer Yes No No No No No No No
Songbird Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
The Bat! Yes No No No No No No No
Winamp Yes No obsolete No No No No No
Windows Live Mail Included No No No No No No No
Zimbra Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Zune Yes No No No No No No No
Client Windows Mac OS X Linux Unix BSD Solaris Windows Mobile other

Web Feed and Protocol support

Client feed URI scheme RSS 0.91 RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0 RSS enclosure MRSS ATOM LIRS HINA-DI IPv6 Auto updates
Akregator ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Amarok ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
AOL Explorer ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Avant ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
BlogBridge ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BottomFeeder ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Canto ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Claws Mail ? No Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Cooliris ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
FeedDemon Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Feedreader Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Flock Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
FreeRange WebReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Gnus ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Hubdog ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
IBM Lotus Notes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Internet Explorer No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
iTunes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Juice ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
K-Meleon ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Kazehakase ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes ?
Liferea Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Mail ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Maxthon ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Mediafly ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
MediaMonkey ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Office Outlook ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Mindity ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Miro ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Mozilla Firefox ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Mozilla Thunderbird ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
NetNewsWire Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
NewsAccess ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsBreak ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsFire ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
OmniWeb ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Opera Mail ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No No Yes Notification only
Pegasus Mail ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Rhythmbox ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes
RSS Bandit ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RSSOwl ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Safari Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Sage ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Songbird ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Shiira ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Sleipnir ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Snarfer ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
The Bat! ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Winamp ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? No
Windows Live Mail ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Zimbra ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Zune ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Client feed URI scheme RSS 0.91 RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0 RSS enclosure MRSS ATOM LIRS HINA-DI IPv6 Auto updates

Interface and Notes

Web browsers and Internet Suites have for browser plugin a n/a, because they don't need it.

Client Pop-up Tray notification browser plugin E-mail "newspaper"-like Media aggregator Notes
Akregator Yes Yes Yes (integration with konqueror) Yes ? Yes KDE
Amarok ? ? ? ? ? Yes KDE
AOL Explorer ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ? Support of feeds is available in Internet Explorer 7
Avant ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ? Support of feeds is available in Internet Explorer 7
BlogBridge ? ? ? ? ? ?
BottomFeeder ? ? ? ? ? ?
Canto ? ? ? ? ? ? Ncurses/console based reader
Claws Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? RSSyl plugin is required
Cooliris ? ? Yes ? ? ?
FeedDemon ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Feedreader ? ? ? ? ? ?
Flock ? ? Template:N/a ? ? Yes
FreeRange WebReader ? ? ? ? ? ?
Gnus ? ? ? ? ? ?
Hubdog ? ? ? ? ? ?
IBM Lotus Notes ? ? ? ? ? ? Studio Blog Reader is one RSS reader application for IBM Lotus Notes. IBM Lotus Notes version 8.x introduced a native RSS reader.
Internet Explorer ? ? Template:N/a ? Yes ? Support of feeds is available in Internet Explorer 7
iTunes ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Juice ? ? ? ? ? Yes
K-Meleon ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kazehakase ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ?
Liferea ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Mail ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Maxthon ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ?
Mediafly ? ? ? ? ? Yes
MediaMonkey ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Microsoft Office Outlook ? ? ? ? ? ? Support of feeds is available in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
Mindity ? ? ? ? ? ?
Miro ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Mozilla Firefox Yes Add-on Template:N/a ? ? ?
Mozilla Thunderbird ? Add-on ? Yes No ?
NetNewsWire ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Browser ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Netscape Navigator 9 Yes ? Template:N/a ? ? ?
NewsAccess ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsBreak ? ? ? ? ? ?
NewsFire ? ? ? ? ? ?
OmniWeb ? ? ? ? ? ?
Opera Mail Yes ? Yes (integration with Opera (web browser)) Yes only as preview ? Part of the Opera web browser; support for feeds since Opera 8.0
Pegasus Mail ? ? ? Yes ? ? Pegasus Mail can convert RSS feeds to e-mails through the use of free add-ons.
Rhythmbox ? ? ? ? ? ?
RSS Bandit ? ? ? ? ? ? .Net - based
RSSOwl ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Safari ? ? Template:N/a ? Yes ?
Sage ? ? ? ? Yes ? a Firefox extension
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups ? ? Template:N/a Yes ? ?
Songbird ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Shiira ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ?
Sleipnir ? ? Template:N/a ? ? ? Support of feeds is available in Internet Explorer 7
Snarfer No Yes ? Yes ? ?
The Bat! ? ? ? Yes No No requires rss2mail or rss2pop3 plugin installed
Winamp No ? No No No Yes
Windows Live Mail ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Zimbra ? ? ? ? ? ?
Zune ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Client Pop-up Tray notification browser plugin E-mail "newspaper"-like Media aggregator Notes

See also

References

External links

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