Introduced in the previous version of OS X, is support for RSS. With RSS support, Safari lets you view RSS feeds of articles in the browser window and includes several RSS feeds to get you started. RSS – an acronym for “Really Simple Syndication” or “Rich Site Summary” – is a new technology that allows you quickly scan large numbers of articles. Many popular Websites provide RSS feeds enabling you to keep up with the latest news and information. Using RSS feeds, you can scan articles from several Websites in one window as well as receive notification when new articles are added to a site. An RSS feed displays titles and a brief description of many articles in a list format, allowing you to decide if you wish to view the entire article.
When a Web site has an RSS feed, Safari displays an RSS icon on the right-hand side of the Address bar as shown above. Click on the RSS icon to view the feed.
On the right-hand side of the RSS feed window, Safari providess several options. You can drag the slider to modify how much of an article summary is displayed. You can also sort articles by date, time, source and whether the articles are new. You also have the ability to view recent articles for a specific time period – All, Today, Yesterday, Last Seven Days, etc. To return to normal view, click the RSS icon again.
Safari’s Bookmarks folder contains several RSS feed sites in the All RSS Feeds folder to get you started. This folder will also contain any RSS feed sites from your Bookmarks menu or Bookmarks bar that you have personally added.
An RSS feed provides the titles and summaries for many articles on a Website. Safari displays this information in a simple list from where you can search the list for articles on a specific subject, choose the length of their summaries, and sort them by date or title.
To Use RSS with Safari
- Navigate to a Web site that contains an RSS feed.
- Click on the RSS icon on the right side of the Address Bar.
- Click on the Read More link to view an entire article.
- Choose any additional sorting or viewing options in the right-hand pane of the RSS window.
- To return to normal non-RSS view, click the RSS icon again.
- To view a list of the RSS links on your computer, click the Show Bookmarks button and then click the All RSS Feeds folder.