[WEB4LIB] Free RSS Reader for Firefox: Sage and Thunderbird

Karen Merguerian nls2 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 11:38:58 EST 2005

Sorry I am late weighing in on this thread.

I tried Sage and it works very well.  One caveat: if you like your bookmarks 
to display in a column on the left of your browser window (the sidebar), 
your RSS sites (Sage) will replace your booksmarks in that position.  You 
can't view both bookmarks and Sage in the sidebar at the same time.

This makes sense if you think about it because Sage needs the whole column 
to be useful--the lower half for the headines and the main window for the 
complete postings.  Anyway you can select Sage (Tools-Sage) whenever you 
want to read blogs, and keep the bookmarks there at all other times.

I also have set up Mozilla Thunderbird, the email program, as an RSS reader. 
  That works well also.  The RSS sites are listed in the left sidebar, the 
headings in plain text in the right hand panel, and if you choose to display 
it, the web site in the lower frame.  However, it is a separate app from 
Firefox, not an extension.  It doesn't display within the Firefox browser 
window like Sage does.

G. Karen Merguerian
Northeastern University Libraries
Boston, MA

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