Work on Milestone 10 has started!

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.

RSSOwl 2.0 M9 now available

We are happy to announce that the next milestone of RSSOwl 2.0 is now available for download. This release comes with some very cool features:
  • 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
Download for: Windows | Linux | Linux 64Bit | Mac

A flash demo showing the new features in action is available as well.

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Back from holidays, working on new features

After an amazing month of vacation in New Zealand I am back at home to work on some cool new features for Milestone 9. The news filter is evolving really nice. Not only will you be able to perform a set of actions on incoming news, you can also apply it on existing news. I will post more about it once it is polished.

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
Stay tuned!

Tip #4: Bookmark Sets

Today I would like to make you aware of bookmark sets in RSSOwl 2. They offer you a great way of organizing your list of subscriptions into logical units. Consider the following screenshot:

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.

Seven bugfixes at one blow

Bug 943 will be famous for having so many duplicates. In short, it will make the user experience of the embedded browser much better on Windows. Most importantly, beginning with M9, JavaScript will be disabled by default (you can enable it again in preferences if necessary). This should make it much easier to use RSSOwl in areas, where IE is not allowed due to security concerns. Note that you can always switch over to using Mozilla inside RSSOwl, even on Windows.

Tip #3: Use Tabbed Browsing

Tabbed browsing is a well known concept from most modern web browsers and RSSOwl 2 is supporting this feature as well. However, you have to change some options in preferences to make it work. Further versions of RSSOwl 2 (beginning with M9) will enable this feature out of the box.

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!

Public Preview of Milestone 9 soon!

Just a short heads up that a preview of upcoming milestone 9 will be available soon. This preview already fixes 54 bugs and comes with 11 noteworthy new features.

Stay tuned for more info on the preview!