Add and Manage RSS Feeds

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Since Folx version 2.0 you can subscribe to RSS feeds via Folx interface. You will track updates from your favorite websites and torrent trackers just in several clicks, without necessity to install additional RSS readers.

Moreover, you will be able to download files, attached to RSS feeds. Besides, torrents can be downloaded either from the feed’s attachment or directly from the feed’s text if it contains links to .torrent files. PRO version users can also fully automate the process of detecting and downloading files, available in RSS feeds.

RSS feeds are displayed in Folx sidebar (just under Smart groups):
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How to:

Next1Add RSS feeds directly from Folx interface

Next1 Unsubscribe from feeds added to Folx

Next1 Requirements to feeds added to Folx

Next1Add RSS feeds to Folx from web browsers


Next1 Add RSS feeds directly from Folx interface

To add new RSS feed to the list, do the following:

1. Go to Folx Main menu and choose “Add RSS Feed” option. Or right-click any RSS feed in Folx sidebar and choose “Add RSS Feed” option from the context menu:

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RSS Feed Options” window will be invoked:

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2. In the invoked “RSS Feed Options” window customize several settings:

  • General settings:
    • In “URL” text field paste the full address where the RSS feed is located. It should be of the following format: http://domain/path. For example: /rss/en-products.rss
    • Download .torrent files automatically” option permits Folx to download .torrent files (without content), available in the feeds’ attachments. Now .torrent files’ details (like the content size) become available to you. This option is also required for correct work of some download filters – Episode, Season and Size. So make sure that it is ticked when you enable automatic download of attachments using these filters.”Download .torrent files automatically” option is enabled by default.
       
    • If “Smart find of torrent URLs” box is checked, Folx will also download .torrent files (without content) in case the feed contains a link to them in its text. You can specify key words to help Folx identify download links to .torrent files in a feed text.
      If this option is disabled, .torrent files will not be available for downloading (by clicking “Download” button or automatically). Though you can still click the link in the feed’s text to add the task to Folx downloads queue.
  • If “Download attachment automatically” box is checked, downloading of files, available in RSS feeds, will start automatically. This option is available for PRO version users only!Folx will work in the background downloading files attached to RSS feeds with absolutely no user interaction required.
  • If you are a Free version user, you will have to start the download manually – click “Download” button right to the RSS feed in Downloads list (or choose “Download” option from the context menu):rss9

    Once “Download” button is clicked, “New download task” window will be invoked where you can customize several download options.

    Once all options are customized, click “Add new task” button and the download will start according to the mode you’ve chosen – manually, immediately or scheduled.

    If the feed contains links to files in its text, you can click the link and “New download task” window will be invoked, so that you can add this task to Folx downloads list.

3. Check “Use security options” box if you need to specify security info (login and password) in case the RSS feed requires authentication. Click “Show security options” button to invoke this window and type login and password there:

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If the RSS feed requires cookies, you have to indicate them here. This info might help you find cookies for a website:

1. Safari users will find cookies in Preferences –> Security tab –> Show Cookies button.
2. Firefox users will find cookies in Preferences –> Privacy tab –> Remove individual cookies option.
3. Opera users will find cookies in Preferences –> Advanced tab –> Cookies option.

4. Once all options in “RSS Feed Options” window are set, click “Apply” button. New RSS subscription will be added to Folx, so you can receive news feeds from your favorite website or tracker and download files provided through RSS feeds.


Next1 Unsubscribe from RSS feeds added to Folx

To unsubscribe from RSS feed, highlight it in the list and choose “Delete RSS Feed” option from the context menu:

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Next1 Requirements to feeds added to Folx

Using Folx, you can subscribe to web feeds in RSS format (v.2.0). Atom feeds are currently not supported.

In case RSS feed was added incorrectly (wrong link, unsupported feed format, etc.), you will see this icon next to the RSS feed name:

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Please, choose “Edit RSS Feed” option from the context menu and correct the subscription info.


Next1Add RSS feeds to Folx from web browsers

You can configure your browser settings so that Folx becomes default RSS reader in your browser.

So the next time you click RSS icon at a website, Folx “RSS Feed Options” window will be invoked at once, where you can configure subscription settings and add this subscription to Folx right away.

Here are several examples of how to make Folx the default RSS reader in your browser:

  • Firefox

Go to Firefox Preferences –> Applications tab. In “Content Type” column locate “Web Feed” and choose “Use other” option from the drop-down menu. Browse to Folx and click “Open” button.

  • Safari

Go to Safari Preferences –> RSS tab. Find “Default RSS reader” option and click “Select” from the drop-down menu. Browse to Folx and click “Select” button.

  • Flock

Go to Flock Preferences. In Applications tab locate “Web Feed” and choose “Use other” option from the drop-down menu. Browse to Folx and click “Open” button.