- Monitor any site that provides an RSS feed. 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.
- Each channel can be individually customized.
- Automatically detects
new feeds as you visit web pages (auto-discovery).
- Lets you keep multiple copies of Awasu running on different machines completely
in sync with each other.
- Integrates with Syndic8,
the premier directory for RSS feeds.
- Integrates with Internet Explorer and provides quick access to tools such
as Google, Feedster
and News Is Free.
- Fully customizable
and skinnable user interface.
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.
- 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,
import channel subscriptions from an OPML file and create subscriptions to
any group at Yahoo!
- 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 listing the current state of one or more channels. 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 or
- 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.