Download of the Week: FeedReader

By on April 23, 2009, 8:00 PM
With the overwhelming amount of information constantly flowing on the web every day, from online news to social networking sites, itís becoming increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the things you are interested in. Fortunately, almost every site out there offers an RSS feed these days, which will help you keep up with all that info while saving time by not needing to visit each site individually.

When it comes to RSS readers, there are many free options to choose from, so deciding which one to use will largely depend on what you need. If you use a web-based reader, for example, youíll be able to access your feeds from anywhere by signing into your preferred service. However, if you are subscribed to lots of feeds, you might want to consider a desktop tool to handle them more efficiently.


FeedReader is a lightweight and free news aggregator that supports all major RSS formats. It offers a standard feed-reading interface with three configurable panes; one lists the feeds, the second shows the titles of the stories, and the third serves as a viewer. This application basically just focuses on the main task of reading and organizing feeds while offering a seamless user experience.


It also includes some more advanced features, however, such as synchronization support between machines, and its latest version adds things like a Twitter search feed and as well as better offline support. Whether you are a light user or canít live without your daily feeds, FeedReader is definitely worth a look.

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