Tiny Tiny RSS

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Tiny Tiny RSS
Developer(s) Andrew Dolgov
Initial release22 August 2005;16 years ago (2005-08-22) [1]
Stable release
rolling releases [2] (git)
Written in PHP
Type Feed reader
License 2013: GPL-3.0-or-later [3]
2005: GPL-2.0-only
Website https://tt-rss.org/

Tiny Tiny RSS is a free RSS feed reader. It is a web application which must be installed on a web server. [4]


Following Google's announcement that they would be retiring Google Reader, [5] Tiny Tiny RSS was widely reviewed as a possible replacement for it in major tech blogs and online magazines. Reviewers praised its versatility but criticized its performance and installation process. [6] [7] [8]

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