Smart RSS Reader

Smart RSS Reader

RSS Reader made to be simple and effective

What is Smart RSS Reader?
Smart RSS Reader is a browser add-on designed for Firefox that allows users to manage and read their RSS feeds in a straightforward and efficient manner. Originally created to replace the Opera 12 built-in RSS reader, Smart RSS Reader brings a no-frills approach to RSS feed consumption. Although development may not continue, the extension is expected to function reliably for the foreseeable future, providing a stable user experience. Those with issues or feedback can contribute via the dedicated GitHub repository.
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Stats
By: zakius
Users: 2,887 ▲ 8
Rating: 4.29 (35)
Version: 2.25.2 (Last updated: 2023-03-09)
Creation date: 2019-02-21
Weekly download count: 57
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • unlimitedStorage
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • <all_urls>
  • *://*/*
  • https://code.fb.com/*
  • https://dev.opera.com/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • See more
Size: 368.67K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Smart RSS (v2.25.2)
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Summary

Warning: this extension likely won't be developed further but will continue to work as is in the forseeable future, most likely as long as v2 WebExtensions are still supported

Originally developed by Martin Kadlec to replace Opera 12 built in RSS reader, now improved and adjusted to work in your Firefox. If you find any issues please report them on https://github.com/SmartRSS/Smart-RSS

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
  • Clean, functional design with an efficient layout
  • Developer is responsive and regularly updates the addon
  • Easy to browse news quickly with the 3-pane layout
  • Not bloated, integrates well into the browser
Cons
  • Issues with syncing or keeping data consistent
  • Some users experience bugs like repeated news or disappearing icons
  • Lack of multiple 'dc:creator' fields display as mentioned by a user
Most mentioned
  • Clean and user-friendly interface
  • Responsive developer and regular updates
  • Functional issues such as repeated news, disappearing feeds or RSS items not working as intended
  • Desires for improved feature set, such as better sync options or a one-click 'Mark All Read' button
Recent reviews
Nice but can we get option to sync extension data with Firefox Sync?
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Safety
Risk impact

Smart RSS Reader is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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