'Subscribe to Feed' Extension Puts RSS Button Back in Safari 6

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SafarilogoAs part of the streamlining of Safari 6, Apple removed a number of items from the main toolbar including the dedicated Google search box and the button that allowed users to easily subscribe to RSS feeds right from the toolbar.

The lack of a Google Search box doesn't affect much as users can now search by typing within the address box, much like in Google Chrome. The lack of an RSS button is a bit trickier, however.

Safari no longer includes RSS detection and one-click subscriptions to RSS feeds. For users looking to get that button back, Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software -- makers of software products like MarsEdit and Black Ink -- has created a "beta-quality, more-or-less unsupported" Safari Extension called Subscribe to Feed.

[The] 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.

The extension works as advertised, however it falls flat when used on a website with multiple RSS feeds. MacRumors, for example, has four RSS feeds listed -- one for the Front Page, two more for the Mac and iOS Blogs, and one feed that lists every post to the site.

We've reached out to Jalkut to ask if this limitation is something that could be easily remedied.

Update: Daniel Jalkut, the designer of the extension, says he'll "be looking into" the multiple RSS feed issue.

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105 months ago
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Everyone complain about Apple randomly removing RSS from Mail in Mountain Lion here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

Geez, now I'm definitely staying at Snow Leopard if they don't clean up their act.
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105 months ago
Whenever there's a new OS X or iOS version, maybe as well as banging on about "200 new features" is at least an admission somewhere that also "25 features removed".
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105 months ago
I object to it being called the "Google Search box". It works with Bing and Yahoo as well. It's just a search box.
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105 months ago

Everyone complain about Apple randomly removing RSS from Mail in Mountain Lion here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

Geez, now I'm definitely staying at Snow Leopard if they don't clean up their act.


or... you could just use this extension?? :confused:
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105 months ago

OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion = IOS for MAC. SAD SAD SAD. Apple sells a few million iPhones and iPads and and believes everyone now wants their Macs to be just like their mobile devices. Wrong Apple Wrong. Somebody at Apple is on crack.

Long live Snow Leopard. The last real OS for the Mac.


If it was iOS for mac, then I wouldn't be alt tabbing or managing my file structures.

Mountain Lion = Improved iCloud for the Mac.

I don't know about you but I'm able to use my mac the same way I used Snow Leopard only now everything stays consistent between my phone and my pc.

Stop being so dramatic.
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105 months ago
The decline of the Mac continues

OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion = IOS for MAC. SAD SAD SAD. Apple sells a few million iPhones and iPads and and believes everyone now wants their Macs to be just like their mobile devices. Wrong Apple Wrong. Somebody at Apple is on crack.

Long live Snow Leopard. The last real OS for the Mac.
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