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Use Safari extension to replace missing RSS button System 10.8
In Lion Safari, you'd see an RSS button whenever you landed on a web site that had an RSS feed. This was a great way to quickly subscribe to that feed: just click the button and your newsreader would open and you could add the feed as a subscription.

Safari in Mountain Lion does not have that button, but developer Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software has created a Subscribe to Feed Safari Extension. As Jalkut describes it, this extension "adds a handy button to the toolbar that, when a page offers RSS or Atom feeds, can be clicked to easily open the feed:// link, which should automatically open your favorite news reader."

Jalkut says that it's a beta, but it seems to work just fine in my tests.
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Use Safari extension to replace missing RSS button
Authored by: vsopal on Jul 26, '12 10:38:04AM

Safari RSS Reader was in my sweet spot of RSS readers. It's removal was worrying me since I heard about it's removal some time ago.

I was looking for free alternative for more then two days and couldn't find anything even close to feel of Safari's reader (for my taste).

I think that Google took Apple's approach in it's reader and I think it's currently best most similar alternative. However it's missing slider for controlling length of entries and filtering of current view (it only has search which is slow in selecting scope).

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Use Safari extension to replace missing RSS button
Authored by: traisjames on Jul 26, '12 05:00:07PM

Not only did they remove RSS from Safari, but they also removed it from Mail, which is what I used to follow about 20 feeds. Their explanation: "After reviewing your submission engineering has determined that the behavior you reported will no longer be supported and therefore has been removed." on the suggestion of "Per HI and Marketing." (Bug report during the seeding program) Makes fun to visit.

From the guy with his eye on the sky

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Use Safari extension to replace missing RSS button
Authored by: aGr[j5(6WU on Jul 27, '12 12:40:41AM

The bigger problem, in my view, is that there is no RSS reader supplied with Mountain Lion - that functionality has been removed from both Safari and Mail.

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RSS is going anyway
Authored by: joh on Jul 27, '12 06:56:04AM

Not that I would like it, but end users never really "got" RSS. And Apple's Twitter integration (and the deal with Twitter behind that) may be another reason for Apple dropping RSS altogether.

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