Full-Text RSS 3.7

The new version of our Full-Text RSS application is out now. Full-Text RSS is used by news enthusiasts and software developers to extract article content from news sites and blogs, and to convert news feeds that contain only extracts to full-text feeds. This release contains a number of fixes and improvements. Here’s what’s new.

Customer login page

We now have a simple login page for customers. Once you log in you’ll be able to download the latest version of our software, or an earlier version, depending on when you purchased. If you purchased an application more than a year before the latest version was released, you’ll get a link to download an earlier version and a link to upgrade to the latest version at a discount.

Extraction tests for Full-Text RSS

As many of our users know, Full-Text RSS, our article extraction tool, relies on a number of site-specific extraction rules which we maintain in our GitHub repository.

These extraction rules were initially imported from Instapaper (before it was sold, when they were still publicly available). And since then we’ve done our best to update them and have received many contributions from our users (thank you!).

Visual content block selector for Full-Text RSS

Our Full-Text RSS application can extract article content in web pages through a combination of automatic content detection and site-specific extraction rules.

When a user encounters a problem extracting content from a particular site, we usually point them to our help page for writing custom extraction rules. That can not only be quite time consuming, but to do it, we assume users have an understanding of HTML and XPath.