About RSSOwl

This tutorial is outdated and refers to RSSOwl 1.x. Please visit http://www.rssowl.org/overview2 and http://www.rssowl.org/help for help on RSSOwl 2 - the current version of RSSOwl.

This guide introduces you to RSSOwl, describes its features, and helps you get started with the application. It also offers tips and advice for getting the most out of RSSOwl, and provides links to sites that will keep you informed and up to date.

What is RSSOwl?

RSS ("Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary") is a document specification that gives users the power to collect and organize Web-based news and information in a more efficient manner. Applications that collect data from RSS-compliant sites are called RSS readers or "aggregators." RSSOwl is such an application. It lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any compliant source in a convenient, easy to use interface, save selected information in various formats for offline viewing and sharing, and much more.

RSSOwl is also free, fast, cross-platform, and unobtrusive. It's easy to install, easy to use, and easy to move or remove.

Why "Owl"? The owl is a traditional symbol of wisdom, and a quiet, efficient hunter. You'll find RSSOwl's "big eyes" a big help when scanning the Web's vast array of RSS sources.

Now that you have an idea what RSSOwl is, you can get started right away with the quick start instructions, or:

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