Staying updated with the latest news and technology developments is crucial. We have an abundance of information at our fingertips, and choosing the right tools to manage this information is essential.
FreshRSS is one such tool that has become an integral part of my daily routine, helping me keep track of news, web content, and tech updates. In this blog post, I'll share why I use FreshRSS and link you to a guide on how to install on a Synology DiskStation using Docker.
Before I tell you why I chose for FreshRSS, it’s good to tell you about my requirements.
Self-hosted RSS Reader
FreshRSS is an open-source, self-hosted RSS aggregator. This means you have complete control over your data, ensuring your privacy and data security. And for those that know me, I’m a big fan of being the owner of my own data.
FreshRSS is highly customizable, allowing you to organize your feeds and folders, set up tags, and create rules for filtering content. This ensures that you only see what you're interested in.
You can access FreshRSS on various devices, including your desktop, smartphone, and tablet, thanks to its responsive web interface. This makes it convenient to keep up with your feeds wherever you are. It is also possible to use a third party app to read your feeds on Android/iOS devices.
FreshRSS allows you to download articles for offline reading, which is handy when you're on the go or have a slow internet connection.
Being open source means that FreshRSS is continuously improved by its community, ensuring its reliability and security. And since I’ve been using Open Source software since 2009, my RSS reader should be Open Source too.
Now that we've established why FreshRSS is a great choice for me, and maybe also for you, I’ll link to the FreshRSS on Synology installation guide for your convenience.
If you have any interesting links you like me to add to FreshRSS, please send me a message on Mastodon.
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