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MultiPLX RSS reader offers powerful features and a few too many bugs

Yaara Lancet | Aug. 27, 2013
MultiPLX is a clean and powerful RSS reader that offers many unique features and is updated regularly with new ones. Its beta status makes is a bit of an adventure, but a worthwhile one.

Three features make MultiPLX truly stand out from the crowd: trends, search, and folder sharing. In the trends tab, you can learn more about your own reading habits, and discover which feeds really are your favorite according to your starring, liking, and reading habits. Search, as to be expected, lets you search your entire feed collection for keywords.

The folder sharing feature is promising, but was unfortunately broken when I was testing MultiPLX. In theory, each of your MultiPLX folders can be marked as public, and shared with others using a public link or via email. You can also add a clip or a blogroll to your website for that feed, and even get an RSS feed URL for that specific folder. In practice, I did not manage to share a folder with anyone, but the developers promise that this will be fixed soon.

MultiPLX resides entirely on the Web and is fully responsive, and therefore available on any browser, including mobile ones. The reader is still in beta, and while bugs are a bit too common at the moment, it is being actively developed with weekly updates and bug fixes. It's a flexible and easy to use reader, which makes it a great option for both beginners with no RSS experience and power users with their own feeds, preferences, and websites, although beginners should wait until it's out of beta. If you're still looking for Mr. Right in the RSS scene, MultiPLX could be it.


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