One of the advantages of writing your own feed reader is that you get to add the features that you want yourself . Of course, the 23.5×7 workload is one of the downsides but that’s another post for another day .
I do a lot of my feed-reading on a laptop. I just let Awasu run overnight and pull down all the feeds so that in the morning, I can just sling my laptop into my bag and catch up on my feeds during the course of the day. This release adds some really cool features for those of you who use Awasu like this.
Offline feed items let you configure channels to automatically download the linked-to feed items so that they can clicked through to and read even when you’re not connected to the Internet.
Offline images are similar: Awasu can now be configured to download images embedded in feed content and show them even when you’re offline. No more broken images!
The other big addition is support for Atom 1.0. Some loose ends still need to be taken care of (well, this is an alpha) but many of the outstanding issues have already been taken care of and will be available in the next release.
Don’t forget to check the list of known issues at the bottom of the release notes and have fun!