Want My RSS

Want My RSS

RSS featutes for Firefox

What is Want My RSS?
Want My RSS is a useful Firefox extension dedicated to restoring certain RSS functionalities that were previously discarded by Firefox. These include the ability to identify and display an indicator in the URL bar when an RSS feed link is available, and to showcase a preview page carrying the RSS feed. This tool aids in ensuring seamless RSS integrations with your browser.
Merlin
Stats
Version: 0.26 (Last updated: 2023-09-26)
Creation date: 2018-11-16
Weekly download count: 33
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 523.97K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

Firefox extension that restores some of RSS functionality which Firefox abandoned. Functionality includes:

  • Show indicator in the url bar if feed link available
  • Show preview page with rss feed

https://youtu.be/d3tP7JFOLqc

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
  • It enables viewing an RSS feed as a webpage in Firefox.
  • The visual presentation is appreciated ('looks more beautiful than others').
  • It's useful for verifying and handwriting RSS feeds for platforms like iTunes.
  • Maintains the functionality of RSS within Firefox after its native removal.
  • Users find the add-on simple and fast to use.
Cons
  • Issues with performance and high CPU usage when loading feeds with many entries.
  • Not working on Firefox for Android Nightly (120.0a1).
  • Doesn't appear to work at specific sites (e.g., discuss.kde.org).
  • It creates unique URLs for feeds tied to the current Firefox installation, which complicates profile syncing across devices.
  • Lack of ability to copy feed URLs quickly.
Most mentioned
  • Enables RSS feed viewing and management in Firefox.
  • Performance issues with heavy feeds.
  • RSS feed URLs are unique and not transferable between Firefox profiles.
  • Appreciation for maintaining RSS functionality in Firefox.
  • Requests for pagination or a means of handling large numbers of entries more efficiently.
Recent reviews
by e2t, 2024-02-15
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Safety
Risk impact

Want My RSS 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 Want My RSS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Want My RSS is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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