I have been looking for Rss newsreaders for Ubuntu Linux. Now, Since Ubuntu Linux is an open source operating system, there are quite a bunch of readers available for Ubuntu Linux platform.
Here, in this post , I will highlight those Rss readers that I have personally used and are by far the best Rss feed readers for Ubuntu Linux.
1. Thunderbird Mail.
Well, Thunderbird is not just an email client for Ubuntu Linux, but it can also serve as an excellent rss news reader for Ubuntu Linux platform.
Powered by the Mozilla community, Thunderbird is one of the most robust RSS readers out there for Ubuntu Linux Platform. Thunderbird can load the entire webpage for you and if you want, you can choose to just display the article summary instead of displaying the full webpage.
You can also import your Google reader feeds to Thunderbird by using importing the OMPL(XML) File from your Google reader settings( import/export) and uploading it to your Thunderbird.
|Using Thunderbird as Rss feed reader in Ubuntu Linux|
One of the biggest reasons I use Thunderbird as an Rss feed reader for Ubuntu Linux, is because, the ability to Thunderbird to import my subscriptions from Google reader through an xml file and I can always read my Google reader Subscriptions offline once I have downloaded them on my Thunderbird Rss feed reader. Since the feeds display as full news article,and are stored on my hard drive, I no longer have to be connected to the internet to read the rss feeds for my Google Reader subscriptions.
That surely answers the question as to how to read Google reader feeds offline by downloading them to your computer.
If you have been looking for an answer for as to how to read Google reader feeds offline, Thunderbird can be a suitable choice for you. You can import the Google reader subscriptions in your Thunderbird and can download all your Google reader feeds to read them offline.
And, you can search through all your feeds in Thunderbird too
Again, one of the best rss feed readers for Ubuntu Linux out there. This also syncs with your Google Reader Subscriptions and you have option of viewing the Google reader feeds offline once you have downloaded them to RSSOwl in Ubuntu Linux.
you can create saved searches in RSSOwl. For those who don't know what purpose saved searches serve, it can be used to create your own custom news feed using the feeds that you have aggregated from multiple sources.
The ability of sharing your news articles to social networking sites is what makes RSSOwl a better choice than Thunderbird in my opinion. Although there are many technicalities involved with RSSowl , it being cross platform application, the basic features for less tech savvy people like me are great to start with.
It is also a perfect RSS feed reader in Ubuntu Linux. The ability to import all your Google reader subscriptions in Liferea feed reader is what makes this feed reader an obvious choice for Ubuntu Linux users who want to download and read their Google reader feeds offline. Just type in the feed address in add feed bar of LIferea and you are ready to go.
Some social media options are also included in Liferea Feed reader as to storing your bookmarks. Well, that is one of the reasons that you might love Liferea Feed reader.
Concluding, if you have been looking for an rss feed reader that lets you view your Google reader feeds offline in Ubuntu Linux, these three feed readers can do the job for you. If you use Thunderbird as your default email client in Ubuntu Linux, you may want to use Thunderbird as your Rss Feed reader too.
All the other Feed readers are equally good, except that you will need a click less to check your feeds in Thunderbird ( if you use Thunderbird as your email client too, you can just open Thunderbird and check your mail and your rss feeds at one place).