Awasu's most powerful feature is its customizability, and there are many ways to change both the way Awasu works and looks.
| Channel templates || Change how your channels look.
| Plugin channels || Get information from any source (not just RSS feeds).
| Channel reports || Export information out of Awasu.
| Channel hooks || Perform custom actions as Awasu operates.
| User tools || Add custom functionality to Awasu.
| XSLT/SOAP || Transform the data as it comes into Awasu.
| Metadata modules || Extract additional information from data as it comes into Awasu.
Plugin channels let Awasu extract information from anywhere at all, not just a web site with a feed. They can be written in any language you like and can be as short as a dozen lines! Check out the Samples sub-directory under where you installed Awasu for some examples.
Below are user-contributed plugin channels available for free download.
Channel reports are used to re-publish feed content out of Awasu. The most common way is to add feed items to a workpad where you can edit them and add your comments, then assemble them together in a report and publish it.
Below are user-contributed channel reports available for free download.
| Delimiter-separated Values Channel Report || Lets you export your feed data into a common format that is easily importable into a wide variety of software e.g. databases, spreadsheets, etc.|
| Excel || Lets you export your feed data directly into an XML-based Excel format featuring embedded hyperlinks, Workpad notes (if applicable), AutoFilter enabled and locked column headings.|
| ESpeak || Convert feed content to an audio file.|
| KML || Lets you take locations embedded in your feeds and look at them in a geo-browser e.g. Google Earth or Google Maps.|
| MOBI || Lets you make eBook files that can be read on mobile eBook readers e.g. Amazon's Kindle and smartphones e.g. Android, iPhone, etc.|
Channel hooks are a unique feature of Awasu that transforms it into an extremely powerful information processing tool. Like plugin channels, they are small scripts (that can be written in any language) that are invoked when things happen on a channel, analyze what happened and then intelligently respond to it.
Below are user-contributed channel hooks available for free download.
Awasu provides native support for using XSLT and SOAP to manipulate feed XML. This makes it incredibly easy to query web services and other XML-based services and convert the results into a feed that Awasu can use.
These are the XSLT/SOAP files available for free download.