Liferea is an aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news readers available, but these others are not available for Linux or require many extra libraries to be installed. Liferea tries to fill this gap by creating a fast, easy to use, easy to install news aggregator for GTK/GNOME.
After using it, the first thing i did was to uninstall my firefox news feed plugins, as i won’t ever use them again (at least not on linux)
Some of the cool features i like, among others:
- Easy to use
- Searching feeds for content, and permanent search folders
- Can stand in the system tray, and show the ammount of new (unread) items
- Supports browser tabs inside the Lifearea application
- Complete set of preferences
Installing Lifearea on ubuntu is as easy as going to the “Applications” menu, “Add/Remove…” and select “Internet” – you can type “feed” on the search box to show only news readers – check “Lifearea Feed Reader” and press OK.
I haven’t tried installing it on any other distro because i’m only using ubuntu at this time, but i believe it shouldn’t be much harder.