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Feed Notifier is a Windows application that resides in the system tray and displays pop-up notifications on your desktop when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom feeds

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Number of watchers on Github 115
Number of open issues 77
Average time to close an issue 5 months
Main language Python
Average time to merge a PR about 4 hours
Open pull requests 6+
Closed pull requests 1+
Last commit over 5 years ago
Repo Created almost 9 years ago
Repo Last Updated over 2 years ago
Size 3.21 MB
Homepage http://www.feedno...
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Feed Notifier is a Windows application that resides in the system tray and displays pop-up notifications on your desktop when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom feeds.

Feed Notifier is for you if you want a news aggregator that focuses on real-time feed notifications and leaves out all the other stuff that comes with most news readers.

  • Supports all common RSS and Atom web feed protocols.
  • Clean look and feel, doesnt get in your way.
  • Configurable polling interval for each feed.
  • Configurable popup duration.
  • Configurable popup size, position and transparency.
  • Configurable popup border size and color.
  • Popups do not steal keyboard or mouse focus from other applications.
  • Popups show item age and author.
  • Navigation controls in popups to view next/previous items.
  • Advanced keyword filtering options.
  • Supports launching from Firefox and other browsers via feed:// protocol.
  • Supports enabling/disabling individual feeds.
  • Deactivates when user is idle to save bandwidth and processing time.
  • Supports authenticated feeds that require a username and password.
  • Supports using a proxy server.
  • Displays favicon for feeds when available.
  • Multi-threaded feed polling.
FeedNotifier open issues Ask a question     (View All Issues)
  • about 4 years Suggestion: automatically close pop-up when using computer, otherwise keep open
  • about 4 years Hyperlinks don't match what's in the feed
  • over 4 years Suggestion: Exporting feeds
  • over 4 years Feed encoding not supported properly
  • over 4 years MSI Installer
  • almost 5 years Windows 10: Action Center Notifications
  • almost 5 years Windows 10: Quiet Hours
  • almost 5 years Ability to bookmark news
  • about 5 years How about a quick access "Silent/Gaming Mode" option?
  • over 5 years .XML
  • over 5 years Images Support
  • almost 6 years Suggestion: Wait X seconds before checking feeds again after being idle.
  • almost 6 years Screen position of the notifier window
  • almost 6 years Right-click only works on top half of tray icon in Windows 8.1
  • about 6 years Deployment switches and defaults
  • about 6 years Adaptative Interval
  • about 6 years stopped working entirely on my pc
  • about 6 years Authentication Fails
  • over 6 years Randomly pops up past feeds when using with reddit inbox
  • over 6 years Pop-up history issue
  • over 6 years several feeds report that url does not appear to be a valid rss/atom feed
  • over 6 years Change theme
  • almost 7 years FeedNotifier Causing Force Quit Issues
  • almost 7 years New messages to the front
  • almost 7 years Multi user profile support
  • about 7 years Making the popup notifications sortable by time (globally), rather than by feed then by time.
  • about 7 years xml parser error. CraigsList
  • about 7 years Linux Support?
  • about 7 years FeedNotifier doesn't recognize that it needs to authenticate
  • about 7 years Item publication time
FeedNotifier open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • added decoding layer for HTLM encoede unicode, tat comes from feedparser
  • Update popups.py
  • no notifications on new updates to old posts
  • Linux Support !
  • Add right-click to copy pop-up text.
  • Formatting some additional special characters
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