cnewtonne wrote:I'm currently checking out Awasu and one of the very first feature I'm looking for is to be able to read feeds offline or save for later offline reading. However, I could not get it to work.
OK, first things first. What version of Awasu are you running (check the About box)? The offline content feature was introduced in 2.2.1
so you need to be running at least that. It is also only available in the Professional Edition so if you haven't already purchased it, you'll need to check out the trial version.
cnewtonne wrote:I read several posts here where you indicated that awasu actually downloads the feeds completely for offline browsing. When I disconnected my laptop, I get page cannot be displayed.
Assuming you've taken care of both points above, channels need to be configured individually to download their feed items for offline reading (this is because it takes quite a lot of disk space to store them all so having it on by default or having a global switch would fill up your disk PDQ). You can do this by opening the channel's Properties dialog, going to the Advanced tab and turning on <i>Download feed items for reading offline</i>.
This feed is <u>not</u> a full-content feed i.e. the feed itself only contains a snippet of each feed item's full content. You have to follow the link to read the entire article. However, if you turn on Awasu's offline reading feature (as described above), it will do this automatically for you and make each article available for reading even when you are not connected.
cnewtonne wrote:I'm not sure who and what determines how many articles do you see in a feed. For example, I subscribed to a feed yesterday and it showed me 15 articles. Subscribing to it today showed only 8 (using 2 different rss readers). Is this something that the rss feed owner controls or on the reader side?
It's a bit of both. The <u>publisher</u> controls how many feed items appear in their feed XML at any given time so every time Awasu updates the channel, that's what it will get. But if you don't update a channel for a long time and some feed items disappear from the feed before Awasu has had a chance to retrieve them, then that's it, you've missed them.
Awasu also gives you a lot of control over how much content you see for each channel e.g. the last 20 items, all items from the last 5 days, only unread items, etc.