I’m sure someone has already been thinking about this. I’m too lazy to use an RSS reader on a regular basis. I love the idea of RSS and feeds — but I want it to be easier.
I need the sidebar from NetNewsWire, built-in to Camino or Safari or Mozilla. Having a browser that has support for RSS built right in would be incredibly convienent. I imagine “Smart Bookmarks” for weblogs and news sites that display a number next to the bookmark’s title signifying an unread post or story.
Maybe I’m too lazy, but XML feed aggregator support in the browser would be a feature I would certainly pay money for.
Update: Well it seems I was right — someone (many) have already though of this :). Thanks to all that have sent in pointers to various Mozilla extensions and sidebar apps that already exist. There’s also a few things in the works that sound interesting as well. Here’s a list of what’s been sent in. Many are courtesy of John Beimler:
- RSS Reader Panel (Firebird ext.)
- Junkie (reads weblogs.com/changes.xml)
- MozBlog (weblog publishing tool)
- Mozilla RSS Sidebar Installer
This is why I love the web.