When Firefox added RSS support, I had mixed reactions. On the one hand, I was excited by the boost RSS would receive by being supported in a popular browser. But on the other hand, for obvious reasons I wasn’t wild about how Firefox built RSS into the browser without enabling users to choose an external RSS reader.
So, I was glad when several FeedDemon customers talking about building an extension to enable FeedDemon to take advantage of the new Firefox RSS features.
Michael Koziarski rose to the challenge and created Feed Your Reader, a Firefox extension that enables you to skip the “Live Bookmarks” feature and instead subscribe to a feed in FeedDemon – or any other RSS reader that supports the feed:// protocol. Which means that even though the extension was designed with FeedDemon in mind, it’s not specific to FeedDemon. For example, initial tests show that it also works with NetNewsWire on the Mac.
Once this extension is installed, you’ll see an additional “FYR” icon in Firefox’s status bar right next to the existing RSS icon. Clicking the FYR icon displays a menu of auto-discovered feeds, and clicking one of these feeds will display FeedDemon’s “New Channel” wizard to subscribe to it.
My thanks to Michael for taking the time to create this very useful extension!