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Turn Mozilla Bookmarks into Feeds through Brief

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Costea Lestoc in Surfing

I have been a user of Google RSS Feed for long time. Off late, I started looking for other options and pretty fast, I got to know about Brief. This works with Mozilla Firefox and that’s what my primary web browser is.

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The first thing that caught my attention is that Brief integrates with the bookmark system of your Mozilla Firefox browser. We bookmark something as we want to get back to it at a later time and as Brief intermingle with Mozilla bookmark, things get easier for us. The feeds actually turn out to be live bookmarks for us and everything can be found right under the regular bookmarks library. If you want to add any new feed, change an existing one’s position or add tags to articles, thus, you can directly use the bookmark manager offered by Firefox.


You can set a lot of things up with help of this menu. You can configure that how often the stories should refresh, store the options and other relevant behaviors as well. If you intend to use keyboard shortcuts with Brief, please take a look at the ones provided with this extension.

Adding New Feeds

There isn’t anything that Brief will do while adding new feeds. As with Brief, your bookmarks turn into feeds, you can simply subscribe to a page and add that under your Live Bookmarks folder.

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Brief is a simple RSS feed Reader. To be honest, there is not much that Brief provides when it comes to reading. You can see the feeds in a list format or use full view mode. Additionally, you can mark items as read.

You can set up feed specific update period through Brief. For example, some feeds can update in every 2 minutes, whereas, the less important ones can be configured to update every 2 days.

Brief is not a replacement for Google RSS Feed. However, if you are bored with Google RSS Feed, you can definitely switch to Brief. It works fine and I don’t have any big complains as such. What do you have to say?

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