- Monitors any site that provides an RSS or Atom feed (all versions are supported).
There are currently thousands of channels available on the Internet, including
all the major news sites and weblogs, and the number is growing daily.
- Lets you know when new content is found. You can customize
each channel to show a notification balloon, play a sound or animate the
system tray icon. Or all three!
- Keeps track of what you have already read so you don't waste time looking
at the same thing more than once.
- Archives all feed content and provides an advanced search
engine to help you locate what you're looking for.
- Search agents
can be set up that automatically monitor your channels for items of interest.
- Lets you keep multiple copies of Awasu running on different machines completely
in sync with each other.
- Each channel can be individually customized.
- Automatically detects
new feeds as you visit web pages (auto-discovery).
- Supports enclosures
and automatic downloading of other related files.
- Integrates with Syndic8,
the premier directory for RSS feeds.
- Can be configured to use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla as its embedded
- Provides quick access to tools such as Google,
Feedster and News
- Provides features to identify and delete stale channels, ensuring that your
subscription list contains only current and relevant channels.
- Integrates with
your blog to let you quickly and conveniently post about things you have read
- Fully customizable
and skinnable user
interface. Includes advanced features such as docking and auto-hide windows,
personalized menus and full-screen mode. Allows full control over the presentation
of feed content.
- Optimized keyboard interface
for the fastest possible browsing. Or if you prefer the mouse, a one-click
mode is provided to speed navigation.
- Channels can be added to the system
tray menu for quick access.
- Uses wizards to help new users get started with some of the more powerful
features of Awasu.
- Supports secure feeds using HTTP authentication and/or SSL.
- Supports the use of advanced HTTP features to ensure the most efficient
use of bandwidth.
- Comprehensive online help and documentation.
- Allows information to retrieved from any source using plugins.
No longer are you restricted to monitoring content provided to you by third-party
RSS feeds. Whether the information you want is on a web page, in a database
or provided by a web service, you can write a plugin to retrieve it and transfer
it into Awasu.
can also extend the functionality of Awasu itself. Standard plugins supplied
with Awasu allow you to search Syndic8,
create subscriptions to any Yahoo!
group or even monitor Google
- You can tap into the flow of information as it moves around within Awasu.
Using channel hooks, you
can perform actions such as send out emails or update databases as information
is processed for each channel.
filters provide a sophisticated means of organizing your channel subscriptions.
Much more powerful than the traditional method of using folders and sub-folders,
filters allow you to precisely control which channels are displayed at any
- Reports can
be generated to export content out of Awasu. These are remarkably flexible
and can used to perform actions such as:
- provide a single-page summary of your channel content.
- export your subscription list to any format whatsoever e.g. OPML, OCS,
HTML, CSV, etc..
- automatically keep your blogroll up-to-date.
- provide a starting point for programs such as Plucker
to download content to your PC or PDA for later reading offline.
- create meta-channels.
- Allows feeds to be transformed using XSLT.
- Allows web services or any other data source that publishes information
using XML to be queried using SOAP.