RSS Bandit
Developer(s)Dare Obasanjo and Torsten Rendelmann
Initial release2003; 20 years ago (2003)[1][2]
Stable release[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 July 2010
Operating systemWindows
TypeNews aggregator

RSS Bandit is an open source RSS/Atom aggregator based on the Microsoft .NET framework. It was originally released as a code sample in a series of articles the Extreme XML column written by Dare Obasanjo on MSDN in 2003.[1][2] The code samples were developed into an open source project. It is currently hosted on GitHub[4] and the primary contributors are Dare Obasanjo and Torsten Rendelmann.



The three-pane user interface is modeled after desktop email clients, with a tree view showing the list of feeds. The application has a number of features inspired by email readers and other RSS readers including:


The application received 4 out 5 stars in a review on[6] It has also received 4 out of 5 stars in a review on[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b Building a Desktop News Aggregator
  2. ^ a b Revamping the RSS Bandit application
  3. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  4. ^ RssBandit on GitHub
  5. ^ "RSS Bandit official blog: 'Downloading and Managing Pending Podcasts'"
  6. ^ "RSS Bandit". CNet. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  7. ^ "RSS Bandit 1.6 - RSS News Feed Reader". New York Times Company. Retrieved 2010-07-10.