Feed Preview

Feed Preview

Indicates available RSS and Atom feeds and renders previews.

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What is Feed Preview?
"Feed Preview" is a highly versatile Firefox add-on that not only indicates the availability of RSS or Atom feeds in the browser's URL bar but also supports extensive feed format families, from RSS 1 and 2 to Atom. It includes unique features such as support for enclosed media files, feed subscription support via user-configurable web-based feed readers, and it uses sandboxed iframes for a secure experience. Fully internationalized and open source, Feed Preview integrates seamlessly with Firefox maintaining a modern design and the privacy of user data.
Merlin
Stats
Users: 2,057
Version: 14 (Last updated: 2024-03-03)
Creation date: 2018-10-27
Weekly download count: 18
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 53.36K
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Summary

Feed Preview is a Firefox Addon which indicates the availability of RSS or Atom feeds in the browser's URL bar and renders a previews of feeds.

Feed Preview has the following combination of features which are unique in combination and set it apart from similar feed previewing addons:

  • Extensive feed format support: robust parser which handles the RSS 1 (0.9, 1.0), RSS 2 (0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 2.0), and Atom (0.3, 2.0) feed families including obscure features, supports non-UTF-8 character sets, and uses content sniffing to detect feeds served with XML or RDF content types
  • Media files: support for enclosed media files which can be downloaded from the preview page
  • Subscription support: allows subscribing to feeds using user-configurable web-based feed readers and ships with presets for frequently used services and integrates with addon feed readers
  • Secure: HTML content/summaries are displayed in sandboxed iframes, all other elements are sanitized
  • Preserves the feed URL: the preview is generated via stream filters before it hits the rendering engine, there are no redirects and the "View Source" function works as expected
  • Modern design: Follows the Photon design guidelines and integrates seamlessly with Firefox
  • Open source: published under the MPL 2.0
  • Internationalization: the code is fully internationalized, user submitted translations are welcome
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Excellent implementation
  • Does what it says and does it well
  • Works well with FreshRSS
  • Excellent
  • Does exactly what I need: adds back RSS/ATOM support to Firefox
  • Works perfectly
  • It restores the support for RSS and even more. Just perfect. It should be a recommended extension.
Cons
  • One suggestion, the tab icon is hard to see in a dark theme. Please provide an icon for the dark mode.
  • Doesn't work at all anymore (FF 94.0.1), no icon is ever shown
  • Very few options and can't remove the subscribe button at the top
  • Wish it had a dark mode/theme. Absolute shame Mozilla removed this functionality natively.
Most mentioned
  • Excellent
  • Does what it says and does it well
  • Works perfectly
  • It restores the support for RSS and even more. Just perfect. It should be a recommended extension.
Recent reviews
# Lacks: Dark mode implementation, layout and sorting options # Includes: Identification and interception of RSS and Atom URLs # Last updated on: 20/04/2021
by Kay, 2023-11-11
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Safety
Risk impact

Feed Preview is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Feed Preview if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Feed Preview is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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