I was hunting around today for a good RSS reader, when I found something called Pluck. It sounded interesting enough, so I decided to check it out. Boasting claims of no adware/spyware, I thought, “Well, maybe it’s okay.” Still, claims or no claims, I am always wary of freeware. Nonetheless, I wanted to see what it could do and whether it was what I wanted. In short, it wasn’t. It was a plugin for Microsoft Internet Explorer. This planted another seed in my head. “What if,” thought I, “Mozilla has such an extension for Firefox?” So, I proceeded to Mozilla.org.
I went to the extensions page for Firefox, where I found an RSS Reader Panel extension. It works great for what I wanted. I have now placed my entire blogroll into the panel, which pulls the RSS links from any specified bookmark folder. It also provides a Feedster search bar, and it can import and export OPML files. I’m thinking about exporting my OPML files regularly and importing them into my blogroll on this site. That way, I can keep both lists in sync.