The Bottom Line
- Liferea is simple and easy to use
- Faster and cleaner than many other feed readers
- Liferea lets you organize feeds in folders and and offers speedy search as well as virtual folders
- Liferea lacks filters
- Doesn't thread news or put them in context
- Liferea does not offer item labeling
- Liferea is a simple RSS feed reader.
- Liferea uses a email-like three-pane interface to display news.
- Liferea lets you organize feeds in folders and supports OCS directory subscriptions.
- Important news items can be flagged in Liferea, new news announced via the Panel tray icon.
- Liferea can update feeds on individual schedules (respecting feed-set publishing times).
- A simple but effective search tool lets you search across folders and feeds in Liferea.
- Liferea lets you save searches as virtual folders automatically aggregating all matching items.
- You can set up filters to have Liferea parse and display headlines from web pages lacking a feed.
- Liferea can inform you about new news using pop-ups.
- Liferea supports Linux/BSD/Unix and requires Gnome 2.
Guide Review - Liferea 1.0.14 - RSS News Feed Reader
On the one hand, this means you won't (yet) find features like adaptive filters in Liferea, there's no integration with link cosmos and you can't post to a blog with Liferea. On the other hand, there's hardly an RSS feed reader to be found that's as fast, as clean and as elegant as Liferea.
You can organize your feeds neatly in folders, Liferea mostly displays international feeds correctly and it comes with a simple, but handy and useful search tool. You can even save searches as virtual folders in a straight forward manner.
If you want to dig still deeper, you can set up filters that allow Liferea to parse web pages and display headlines found in them as if they came from an RSS feed. The option to flag important items and the simple, but neat Panel notification area icon to announce new items are more nice details.