Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Abilon
Abilon is a tiny application that allows you to view RSS feeds in a simple manner. Once you initiate the program, you can select the feed groups that you want to check out each time you open Abilon. Also, you can open OPML files with this software.
The user interface of the program is clean and intuitive. On the left side of the screen you can select categories from the feeds tree, in the middle you can view a summary of the feeds for each website, and on the right you can read the feeds themselves.
Additionally, you can mark items as read, unread or persistent, copy items to the clipboard or blog them, as well as move them to a new column in the "Memories" area (basically, you can create a favorites list).
Furthermore, you can copy a particular section of the news, view source and properties, print and save the background and select the encoding mode.
Moreover, you can save feeds to OPML format, use a search function, change the layout (newspaper or three-panel mode, horizontal or vertical split), maximize the preview panel, apply filters (e.g. all for last day, latest 100 unread, all flagged entries).
Plus, you can use a built-in blogging tool, update all feeds, increase or decrease text size and configure program settings (e.g. launch Abilon at startup, use external browser, minimize on close, change font, configure proxy and mail settings).
The application uses a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, includes a well-drawn help file and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests.
Since Abilon is extremely easy to handle, even by inexperienced individuals, we strongly recommend it to all users who want to easily keep up with feeds from their favorite domains.