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Fraidycat

A desktop app or browser extension for Firefox or Chrome. You can use it to follow people (hundreds) on whatever platform they choose - Twitter, a blog, YouTube, even on a public TiddlyWiki

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    2021-09-11

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  1. Stan Bright avatar
     
    A great way to follow RSS

    I was looking for something like this for quite some time. I've been using Fraidycat for about 2 months now. It's very simple and easy to use. I love the you can organize your feeds by simple "emoji" tags. Also, the idea of setting an importance/frequency level per feed is great.

    If only more websites had RSS feeds...

    🏁 Competitors: Feedly, The Old Reader
    👍 Pros:    Simple|Unique

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Fraidycat and what they use it for.
  • Google helped destroy adoption of RSS feeds
    I went years without consuming RSS until I discovered Fraidy Cat[1] here at Hacker News. 1. https://fraidyc.at. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • How are you preparing for disinformation campaigns?
    There’s also an aggregator app called fraidycat that pulls content from multiple sources and does so without logging in, so you get a breadth of information and non-personalized results. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: What is your must have browser extension?
    I'm a big fan of FraidyCat for following RSS feeds: https://fraidyc.at/ I also include uBlockOrigin and 1password. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: I built a possible alternative to social media RSS
    Seems like what https://fraidyc.at/ does already. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Twitodon: Finding Twitter Peers on Mastodon
    You may be interested in Fraidycat. Per the description: > Fraidycat is a desktop app or browser extension for Firefox or Chrome. I use it to follow people (hundreds) on whatever platform they choose - Twitter, a blog, YouTube, even on a public TiddlyWiki. This doesn't solve the problem of discoverability, but it solves half of what you described. https://fraidyc.at/. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • The struggles of building a feed reader
    I haven't used a feed reader in a long time, but I had a brief period when I was obsessed with Fraidycat. Worth a look if you're interested in a different approach to keeping up with people. https://fraidyc.at/. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: TwitterToNitter. A bookmarklet that makes reading on Twitter easier
    You can separate users with commas on nitter to get a chronological timeline: https://nitter.net/ID_AA_Carmack,PeterZeihan Otherwise you can get RSS links from nitter and add them to the browser extension Fraidycat, I'm not 100% happy with it but it's decent to follow RSS links in a sort of timeline kind of way: https://fraidyc.at/. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • No Dislikes has officially ruined YouTube for me
    You might want to use something like https://fraidyc.at to curate a list of subscriptions. You'll see only those and not what Google decides to show you. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: What are you using for a RSS Reader?
    Https://fraidyc.at/ It's a browser extension, and it's been very pleasant to use. I came across it on a previous Show HN post: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22545878 Now if only it worked on mobile…. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Twitter misses ad revenue and user growth estimates
    There's also https://fraidyc.at/ which provides a browser extension. It's an easy way to do exactly what the OP was doing and for more than just twitter. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Electric Tables – an experiment in personal databases
    Related idea: Wildcard [0] It would be cool to have a shared community repository of site adapters, in the spirit of adversarial interoperability [1]. It's probably the most tedious and boring part of such projects, once it's abstracted away it would be much more fun to experiment. This could also be useful for projects like Fraidycat [2] or RSS feed generators like Politepol [3] [0]... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: Who wants to help promote RSS?
    > a solution that doesn’t rely on everyone implementing it. Thanks for referencing https://fraidyc.at/ - I haven't heard about it before. I agree that the way how RSS clients were designed 10 years ago wouldn't work. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • “We removed the RSS feed since this technology became obsolete”
    > I don't want everything every day. Yeah! I'm with you. Although I don't use it, I'm a little jealous of some of the features of https://fraidyc.at/. For the majority of feeds I follow, I don't need to keep track of unread status, and high-frequency feeds would be much more bearable if they were grouped together to avoid taking over an aggregated listing. I feel like a lot of client defaults tend to hew too... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Show HN: Pony is a messenger for mindful correspondence. It delivers once a day
    For news and forum threads you might want to check out Fraidycat. Its a browser extension that handles your feeds (rss and some others). You can categorize feeds by importance (real-time, frequent, occasional, etc) and it updates the main page accordingly. https://fraidyc.at/. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Show HN: Relative Bookmarks Browser Extension
    I adore your name. In case you've not seen it, I think you might enjoy trying out this RSS tool: https://fraidyc.at. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Distraction-Free youtube!
    I don't typically keep up to date on specific channels, but there is a browser addon called fraidy cat (https://fraidyc.at/) which basically bypasses all social media bs and gives you a feed to what you actually want to see. With this you basically copy paste like you asked. Source: over 2 years ago
  • RSS Is Wonderful
    There are multiple projects that "RSS-ify" websites with no RSS feeds. rss-bridge (https://github.com/rss-bridge/rss-bridge) is one of them. I personnally use fraidycat (https://fraidyc.at/), a slightly different "news" reader. Contrary to all other readers it doesn't give you an infinite flow of all posts, but rather a reverse chronological list of who has updates. It's the same paradigm as most IM apps, but... - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • A Guide to Using RSS to Replace Social Media
    I've been enjoying using https://fraidyc.at/ for the past year or so. It ingests RSS and is smart enough for everything else. I use it to follow people on Twitter, know when a favorite youtuber uploads a video, subscribe to a number of blogs, and know exactly when a new post is added to the subreddits I frequent. - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Built to Last – RSS, HTTP (2015)
    You should try https://fraidyc.at/. It's a unique tool. - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Minus
    Yet, the possible resistance is also on the consuming side. It requires a lot of willpower not to flow with the river, but tools like Fraidycat (https://fraidyc.at/) help a bit in following people not trends. - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Show HN: MergeFeed – Paste a bunch of links to create a multifeed
    Obligatory mention of FraidyCat[0], which is offered as a desktop app. It groups posts by feed/individual, with a mini activity bar next to each. It also allows to group feeds by specified intensity of your follow (real-time to occasional). [0] https://fraidyc.at. - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago

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