Keeping yourself up to the minute with online news and what is happening now, you got Twitter and RSS technology to do the hard works so you can be informed about current events. Everybody knows what Twitter is, but sometimes Twitter is more or less relevant and reliable than RSS. OK, I admit by saying that as if I have said nothing at all. What I mean by that is Twitter certainly has more non traditional noises than RSS feeds from reputable sources such as the bunch of Yahoo News, Google News, Reuters, CNN, and so on.
I have to admit how awesome RSS technology is, but I from time to time drop my jaw to hear someone doesn’t know what the thunk is RSS. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. How does it work? Major websites are using RSS to keep you up to date about their newest contents. For an example, if you have an application that uses RSS to keep you up to date, whenever your favorite website such as Google News publishes a new piece of news, your application is automatically pulling in the new piece of news for you without your intervention. All you have to do is to click on the news and read it! It really does what it stands for, that’s really simple syndication.
Anyway, as Tekzilla introduces Snackr to its audience and you can watch that very video on Blogmyway Videos, I’ve tested Snackr out on my Mac and Windows — coming to realization that this application is very neat. I’m an RSS junky, and so as you can see why I like to see news scrolling across the screen of my computer is neat. You may not which explains why this application more of an annoyance to you, but if you’re an RSS junky — you may like it too. Installing Snackr on Mac and Windows requires you to install AdobeAIR before you can really install Snackr.
Adding RSS feeds to Snackr is really simple! It’s simple as you just click on the plus sign near the bottom left and on top of the scrolling news to open up a dynamic box, in the box you add an RSS feed address. How RSS feed address is any different from normal URL address (i.e., what you type inside your browser’s address bar)? It’s different in a way that normal URL address only takes you to a website, and RSS feed address will allow your application to feed itself with update contents from a particular website. For your information, most web browsers are capable of viewing RSS feed addresses, and so you can say that web browsers are RSS applications in this unique context.
Snackr even allows you to sync with your Google Reader account. Which means you don’t have to add more RSS feeds manually into Snackr if you already have a bunch of favorite RSS feeds actively working inside your Google Reader account. Why should you use Snackr instead of Google Reader? It’s up to you really! For me, personally I prefer to have not to open up a browser before I can see update news from my RSS feeds. I think Snackr is neater in a way that the news constantly scrolling across my Desktop screen allowing me to read the headlines whenever I like at all times, and only when I feel certain headlines are catchy enough then I click on them to open up inside a browser for reading.
Try Snackr out and let me know in the comments how you like this new application! Have fun reading your RSS feeds on your Desktop! Have got to skip, see ya around!