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Take a look at our Overview and Features section with videos to get a detailed overview of what makes RSSOwl special.
I just wanted to follow up and comment on how to install RSSOwl on Windows 8.1:
In order to run RSSOwl on either Windows, Mac or Linux, you will need to install Java. Luckily this is a fast and easy process on any of the operating systems. For Windows, just open http://java.com and click on the link to download Java. Follow the instructions after double click on the downloaded program and you are all set!
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However, one annoying issue I see is a reappearing dialog from the firewall that will ask you to allow incoming connections for RSSOwl whenever you start RSSOwl:
You will only see this dialog if your firewall is turned on. Regardless of what you choose, the dialog will always come back when you restart RSSOwl. The reason for this is that Mac OS can only remember your selection for applications that are signed. RSSOwl is not signed by default, but you can quickly do so from the Mac OS terminal:
sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - <path to RSSOwl.app>For example:
sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - /Applications/RSSOwl.appYou should first remove RSSOwl from the list of applications in the firewall settings. When you now run RSSOwl and pick an option from the dialog, you will not be asked again from then on!
Searching across News
The fastest way to get some results is by searching across all news you are subscribed to (Edit | Search News). Just type your topic and see results below.
If you are interested in search results for a particular topic, you can actually subscribe to this search as if it was a feed (File | New | Saved Search). Saved searches take a search and make it available from the feeds list. Whenever unread news come in and match your search, you will see the counter going up for the search.
Finally, with news filters (Tools | News Filters) you have a very powerful tool at hand to define custom actions RSSOwl should perform whenever an article matches your search criteria. For example you can choose to be notified whenever an article talks about the world cup. Overview section.
If you are interested in providing new features or bug fixes to RSSOwl, please check out our GitHub repository and provide pull requests. I will be happy to review them. Thanks!