RSS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a RSS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .RSS files.

What is a RSS file?

Files with the .rss extension are most commonly associated with rich site summary files. These files are XML files that are used by a variety of websites to distribute information via RSS feed. The RSS files often contain news headlines and other Web content in a text-only format that opens the RSS feed in Web browsers that support the format.

The .rss file extension is also used for PlanMan image files, ReliaSoft BlockSim files, Symbian OS application resource files and Rockwell Logix 500 SLC-5 software files.

How to open RSS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension RSS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RSS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RSS

While we know of one file format using the .RSS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RSS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of RSS files. Remember, different programs may use RSS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Windows Live MailWindows Live MailUser submitted
RSLogixRSLogixUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
JuiceJuiceUser submitted
BitLordBitLordUser submitted
RAM ManagerRAM ManagerUser submitted
XML Copy EditorXML Copy EditorUser submitted
RSS BuilderRSS BuilderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RSS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with RSS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!