Re: third party rss readers

Christopher Bartlett

I subscribe to well over 100 rss feeds.  I do not wish to have to check each feed manually when they vary so much in frequency of posting, from feeds that post many articles a day to those that post irregularly.  I want all the articles aggregated into one chronological list, or at least one list, so I don't have to cursor down through a bajillion feeds.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
You may see things in order in the feeds you monitor.  I have only used the reader on New York Times feeds and they are not in order.  This same problem is what is being complained about in the message you are responding to.  perhaps the reader looks for a certain format when determining how to organize feeds.  If so, and if The New York Times doesn't follow this format, its fair to assume that many other feeds don't follow it either.  therefore, it may well be that many feeds aren't presented in proper order, though some or many others may be.  But this appears to be a serious problem concerning this reader. 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] third party rss readers

I am not sure what the issue is as you describe it but I may just not understand.
As I say when I open RSS Newsreader I cursor down to the feed I want to look at. I then hit Control R, this then automatically opens up a list of updated articles arranged chronologically with the newest article at the top of the list.  My experience is that there is no delay in opening the feed using this method. The number of articles displayed appeared  to vary according to the feed properties. Sometimes the latest 10 are shown whilst with other feeds more articles are loaded.
The Player does not automatically refresh but then as you in effect manually refress every time you look at a feed this does not in practice matter at all.

By the way the address for the webbie suite is, I am fairly sure

David Griffith

David Griffithit
On 21/11/2016 03:26, Christopher Bartlett wrote:
In an ideal world for me, the feed would simply show me all new articles in chronological order, rather than my having to check each feed individually.  When last I tried the accessible rss client, I couldn't do this.

On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 8:43 PM, slery <slerythema@...> wrote:

Okay, I remember you gave information on this Webbie suite but I can’t find it at the moment. I have been looking for a good replacement for both (one to do both or one for each) text/article feeds and podcasts. My paid for Qfeed just crashed yesterday and I can’t get it back.

Also, I am currently using gpodder for my audio and video podcasts but it is not accessible with NVDA so I have to use it with vision.


My main concerns for rss aggregators is that I can hide individual episodes that have been read/played and only show new episodes/articles.



From: [] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] third party rss readers


Personally I am very happy with the RSS Reader Program provided free along with the other Webbie Accessible Suite of Programs.


There has been a recent slight tsimplification of the program to improve stability where I understand automatic Feed Refresh after the program has been loaded has been removed.


I do not personally find this a problem as all I do is cursor down my list of available feeds. I then hit control R which not only refreshes the feed rapidly but also open up the table of available articles in the feed automatically. then  I just  press enter on the Feed article and it will load in your browser.

Press escape in the article list and you will go back to the feed list.

Very simple but it works great.


I paid for the QFeed program from Accessible Apps but to be honest this Free program is far far more stable and fast at loading. RSS Reader has never crashed on me whilst this was a frequent problem with QFeed.  Also the support from Alasdair King is good whilst the support on problems with the paid for QFeed is non-existent.



David Griffith


20/11/2016 12:47, Christopher Bartlett wrote:

Has anyone found a desktop rss reader that works well with NVDA?  I'm currently using, which is a distinctly dissatisfactory service.


Christopher Bartlett


Christopher Bartlett

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