TinyRSS is a free RSS reader for Palm OS, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Windows Mobile Smartphone devices which allows you to read RSS feeds while you're on the go. Stay connected with your favourite blogs, news sources and other personal feeds. TinyRSS features default channels like CNN.com, NYT, CNET News and many others. You may add additional RSS feeds to your set to personalize your information experience.
TinyRSS can be used offline - for the busy people reading freshly downloaded news before hopping on a plane for example.
TinyRSS gives you access to thousands of free RSS feeds. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a data format that delivers brief content pieces and headline news without graphical overhead for faster download.
The just released version 2.0 adds exciting new features for making your RSS experience even better.
AutoSync: The AutoSync feature allows you to setup specific times for the news reader to sync automatically. For example, you can setup the AutoSync for 7:00 AM and you'll have the latest news on your device when you take the subway for work.
The windows mobile versions allow an automatic synchronization when you plug-in your ActiveSync connection or connect to a WIFI network.
You're always up to date without having to care about anything. AutoSync is set to 7:00 AM daily by default. You can disable the AutoSync feature on the settings menu screen.
Feed Catalogue: The feed catalogue makes it extremely easy for you to adjust the news reading experience to fit your needs and interests better. You can choose from a large number of feeds which are categorized by topic and add them with only a few clicks. The unique feature of this list is that it's generated dynamically based on the most used feeds on our servers.
- Default feeds for starting out-of-the-box
- New: Feed catalogue
- New: Automatic synchronization
- OPML import and custom feeds for adding your favorite news sources.
- Display of pictures within feeds
- Intuitive single-handed user-interface
- Free (ad-supported, only one small banner at the top of the screen)
- Why is the TinyRSS newsreader free?
We can offer the TinyRSS newsreader is free because it is ad supported! Ads are small banners at the top part of the screen.
- How will advertising appear in the Newsreader?
Advertising is embedded in the Newsreader and stays in an unobtrusive banner space at the top of the application. If the ad interests you, tap on it for full screen graphic or to a web link.
- Ad-enabled software. What is it, and what does it mean to you?
As some of you are aware the mobile phone arena is quickly becoming ad-funded much like the internet. Users like you will have access to more mobile software and content offerings at deep discounts or even free, if these applications are ad-funded.
- Tracking the ads you looked at:
When you sync to get new RSS feeds and articles, we track which ads you looked at or clicked on and report that back to the advertiser. This is a prerequisite in order to bill the advertiser and this is similar to how it works on the internet. In order to serve the right ads to your device we check the device type, country you are in and the language of your operating system, so that you receive advertising that is geographically useful to you. You will not receive any unwanted spam, text messages (SMS) or phone calls because we don’t know your phone number.
We are confident that you will like our newsreader and we sincerely hope that offering you a free ad-enabled software application finds your support.