The Bottom Line
- AmphetaDesk is highly customizable
- Adding new RSS feeds is easy
- Works across platforms, open source
- AmphetaDesk can't organize or search feeds
- No news filtering, archiving or flagging
- One update schedule has to fit all
- AmphetaDesk aggregates RSS feeds and displays them via a web interface.
- The AmphetaDesk display can be customized through HTML templates and Perl text processing.
- AmphetaDesk makes it easy to add new channels, comes with many to select from.
- Can work with Radio UserLand subscription icons and with OPML files.
- AmphetaDesk supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux/BSD/Unix.
Guide Review - AmphetaDesk 0.93.1 - RSS News Feed Reader
AmphetaDesk aggregates news from RSS feeds and lets you read them on a page that can be customized flexibly and also quite easily using a combination of HTML and Perl.
Unfortunately, AmphetaDesk suffers from what I think killed those early custom newspapers, too: email is the better interface to reading news.
In AmphetaDesk, it's easy to read news, but there's no way to organize, search, archive, remember — use — the news.