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  • Last Edit: September 28, 2020

Follow people on any platform, from RSS feeds to Twitter to YouTube to TiddlyWiki. Rather than individual items, focused on recently active people.

website: https://fraidyc.at/ twitter: @fffraidycat

Desktop app (without online sync) or Browser Extension for Firefox or Chrome.

There is no news feed. Rather than showing you a massive inbox of new posts to sort through, you see a list of recently active individuals. No one can noisily take over this page, since every follow has a summary that takes up a mere two lines.

You can certainly expand this ‘line’ to see a list of recent titles (or excerpts) from the individual - or click the name of the follow to read the individual on their network.

Follow Support

Feeds (RSS, Atom or JSON Feed). This is how Fraidycat reads blogs, Tumblr, Medium, Mastodon, micro.blog, Wikipedia, Kickstarter or Stack Overflow. If only every network used RSS!

Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud. These sites don’t support RSS, so Fraidycat does its best to pick things out of their web pages.

Pinboard, YouTube and Reddit. These sites do offer RSS, but it’s not advertised very well. So Fraidycat figures out where to find the RSS feeds for you.

Twitch. Fraidycat now also shows when a follow is live.

TiddlyWiki. Fraidycat reads the whole wiki and treats it like a giant RSS feed. Be aware that giant wikis may load down Fraidycat.