Sage-Like is a customizable RSS feed reader extension for Firefox
How do you stay up-to-date with your favorite websites? I prefer RSS feeds, it's easier to manage and provides a convenient reading experience.
QuiteRSS has been my go-to choice for a long time. I use browser extensions occasionally, to see if they offer something better.
Sage-Like is an RSS feed reader extension for Firefox. What it lacks in offline reading capabilities, it makes up for in user-friendliness, organization and customization.
The add-on requires several permissions to function, but its description explains what each permission is required for. The extension's interface opens in the browser's sidebar. Click the plugin's button to collapse or view the GUI. Sage-Like comes with a few categories and feeds out of the box. You may delete these and start from scratch. Let's add a feed. The extension has its own right-click menu, use it and select New Feed. Paste the URL of the RSS feed in the location box, optionally give it a name or let the add-on detect it automatically. Click the save button to finish the process.
There's a simpler way to add feeds, visit a website that has an RSS feed, the add-on will detect it and place a button in the address bar, click it and then on the Add to Sage-Like button, and your new feed is ready.
If the add feed button doesn't appear in the address bar, open Sage-Like and hit the Discover feeds option, it's the one with the magnifying glass icon. This tool is sort of like a refresh button to detect the RSS feed subscription on the website.
Back on the sidebar, hit the first key on the toolbar to refresh the feeds, this forces the extension to fetch the latest articles from the site. Select a feed and the posts in it will be listed on the bottom half of the side panel. Mouse over a heading in the pane, to preview a portion of the post. The posts from the selected feed are displayed on the right-pane of the tab, this is the feed preview. You may access a feed in a new tab instead, sans the sidebar.
Sage-Like renders the content as the RSS feed allows it, some sites allow the full article, while others only display a summary. Click the menu button in the top left corner of the fee preview, this brings the feed's jump list. The pop-up lists all articles in the feed, click on it to jump to the relevant post.
The preview pane uses the browser's right-click menu, so you can use it to open links and perform other actions. Left-clicking an article's title will load it in the same tab. You can change the behavior from the add-on's options, to make it open in a new tab.
Let's get back to Sage-Like's sidebar, right-click anywhere, and select New Folder to create a new directory. This is helpful in organizing the sites that you've subscribed to. Drag and drop a feed over another to move it, this also works for moving feeds from one folder to another. Search through the feeds using the filter option at the top of the bar.
Sage-Like has a separate context menu for feeds and folders, using which you can mark an entire tree as read or unread, open a selected feed in a different tab or window. I particularly like the option that opens all unread articles in new tabs with a single-click.
You can customize the colors and font used by Sage-Like, from the add-on's options. Define how often the extension should refresh the feeds in the background, it does so every hour by default. The feeds are synchronized across devices using Firefox sync. The add-on's options page has an import and export tool, that is handy for backing up or loading an OPML file, in case you're moving from a different RSS Feed program.
Sage-Like is not an open source extension, its support page is hosted at the Mozilla forums. The extension does not require registration, or has ads or other annoyances. It is a fork of an old plugin called Sage.Advertisement