Heads up, we are very close on pushing out the first release candidate for the final 2.0 release. Expect more announcments over the next weeks with in-depth details on the cool new features implemented. Our plan is to make 2.0 final available in early Q4. We welcome any feedback from our users on the release candidates to make the 2.0 version rock solid and awesome :-).
After some weeks of not touching any code in RSSOwl 2, we are finally back to work on some essential usability features in M10 before declaring the availability of RSSOwl 2.0. The list of issues to resolve is quite long and we will keep you updated on things happening over the next months.
- News Filter - apply actions on news automatically
- New quick way of assigning Labels to News
- Support for Phrase Searches
- Improved Notifier
- Multi Tabbed Browsing
- Improved and secured embedded browser
- Secure credentials with a master password
- Automatically detect proxy settings (Windows)
- a total of 107 bugs fixed
A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well.
For more information on RSSOwl 2.0, please visit boreal.rssowl.org.
Here is a list of noteworthy features I added the past days:
- Play a Sound on incoming news
- Re-Order Labels
- New color picker for Labels
As you can see, three sets (Home, Work, Vacation) have been created by using the Manage Bookmark-Sets action from the bookmarks view. Each set contains a list of bookmarks. You can switch between sets using the two yellow arrows in the toolbar of the view. Navigating between sets will make the list of subscriptions reduce to only those that are part of the selected set. You can move bookmarks to other sets either by opening the Properties of the bookmark and changing its location, or dragging it into another set inside the opened Manage Bookmark-Sets dialog.
Sets can also be useful if you have some bookmarks that you want to keep, but remove from your active set of subscriptions. Simply move them to another set. Once you changed your mind, you can move those bookmarks back to your active set.
To enable tabbed browsing in RSSOwl, open preferences and find the Miscellaneous section. Enable Show multiple tabs side by side and decide on the maximum of tabs to show below. This option greatly reduces the clutter of opened tabs by limiting the maximum number of tabs that will show at the same time. That's it. From now on you can have multiple feeds and websites open at the same time!