Boring RSS

Boring RSS

A low-permission button to find RSS/Atom feeds in the current page.

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What is Boring RSS?
Boring RSS is a low-permission Firefox add-on that provides a toolbar button to quickly find RSS/Atom feeds on the current webpage. It only requires the 'activeTab' permission and does not access your data for all websites.
Stats
By: Tom
Users: 46 ▲ 1
Rating: 4.00 (3)
Version: 0.5 (Last updated: 2020-10-15)
Creation date: 2020-10-10
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
Size: 25.45K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Boring RSS is a low-permission Web Extension that displays a toolbar button that searches the current page for RSS/Atom feeds.

Features:

  • It's just a button.
  • No special permissions: this only uses activeTab, rather than "Access your data for all websites".
  • No options.
FAQ Why does the RSS icon always show, even on pages that have no RSS feed? Boring RSS could choose to only show if the page contained an RSS feed, but to do so would require "Access to all your data for all sites", because that's the permission needed to be able to inspect every page. This extension's reason-for-existence is to avoid that permission. If you're willing to provide that permission, consider Awesome RSS.
User reviews
Does what it says on the tin. GPL, no permissions, which is great! Make sure to read the FAQ about why the icon is always visible.
by dev421, 2024-05-29

thanks a lot for this app with the minimun level of data accessing to my web navigator.
by CherKab, 2021-01-14

would be much more useful if it created feed links for YouTube, Vimeo, BitChute, Steemit, etc. channels - all these platforms have feeds, it's just a matter of grabbing the channel name and adding the necessary string to the URL also i don't see where it makes sense to display the icon all the time - why not run the script *after* the document is loaded and display the icon only if a feed is found
by 12bytes, 2020-10-15
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Safety
Risk impact

Boring RSS is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Boring RSS has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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