An rss reader that runs in the chrome browser. No server required. All feeds are processed by the browser and stored in a database on your computer.
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Unlike most browser based RSS readers, Brass Reader does not require a server. You do not have to operate a server and nobody is operaing one for you. There are pros and cons associated with this design.
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Brass Reader is Open Source software licensed under the MIT license. Please check out the source code and contribute.
Brass Reader is currently in Beta testing. There are several important features that have not yet been implemented. They will be rolled out to the chrome store in the coming days and weeks.
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Server free technology has benefits and drawbacks. Here is a list of pros and cons:
Cannot be shutdown by server operator
You don't have to operate or administer a server
If a lot of people want to use the application, nobody has to scale their server operation.
Still runs in a browser tab like a regular webpage
You own your own data
Data is local for offline use
Synchronizing multiple machines is complicated (and not yet available)
If all of your machines stop running the software, you can miss RSS updates.
There are several features that are not completed but coming soon in the chrome extension:
Unsubscribe from feed
Move feed to folder
Keep article unread
There are also many major features that will be developed later:
Syncing capability using Dropbox, Google Drive or your own server.
Android App for tablets
Phone view for android phones
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