In general, the first thing you need is something called RRS Reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and
lets you read any new articles that have been added to them.
An RSS Reader, sometimes called a News Aggregator or a Newsreader can be found in "free" versions, as well as those with a cost.
Readers are available for computers, be they Mac, Windows, or Unix-based, along with the popular PDAs and smart phones. Some are
stand-alone applications. Others work as browser plugins with advanced browsers like Firefox
There's a variety of RSS aggregators to choose from:
a) Web-based RSS aggregators:
They let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer. For example, when you see the following buttons on
the webpage beside the RSS feed that interests you, simply click on them and follow the directions.
You will have feeds added directly to your accounts.
b) Desktop RSS aggregators (software):
Downloadable applications let you store RSS information on your main computer, in the same way that you download your
e-mail using Outlook:
c) Integrated RSS aggregators (browsers with RSS features):
, and Safari
browsers, among others, will let you subscribe to and read feeds without any additional software. Check their websites for details.
There are so many good products out there now that it is hard to just pick one. It is recommended to use an up-to-date version, as
the specifications for feeds are still changing and older readers might not be able to understand some of the newest feeds.