This news and blog aggregator lives up to its name by offering a huge selection of feeds, but you'll need a map to navigate this zoo. BigBlogZoo's interface is so user-unfriendly that we had a difficult time finding our way around. It takes over your entire screen, so there's no hiding this program from your boss.
The tree menu houses more than 70,000 newsfeeds and blogs, all organized into channels. We found ourselves doing more clicking than we would have liked to drill down to a link. Once we drilled down, selecting a link did pull up the corresponding site very quickly. We liked the keyword search, which pulled related links and promptly placed them in the Bookmarks folder. What we didn't like is the error message we got when we tried to add a new channel to the list.
This program is a great source for all the latest blogs, and it promises some great features. Unfortunately, it's too much of a hassle trying to figure out how to get those features to work. If you're looking for a tool to help manage your blogs and newsfeeds, look for one that's easier to navigate.
The BigBlogZoo is a rich source of current categorized information from all over the world. Using the DMOZ Classification Schema, the BigBlogZoo is one of the world's first semantic web browsers. It's not just about blogs. Press releases, news, stock reports, podcasts, forums and blogs are ready for you to mine for your information requirements. For example, find out what your customers are saying about your company, create a media portal or just support your Web site with news. The BigBlogZoo lets you: search over 60,000 categorized news feeds, republish content from these news feeds as XML (RSS & ATOM), highlight what you are looking for in Web pages (find easily what you seek), manage your own collection of news feeds, submit news feeds ( submit your feed for other users), search multiple search engines and save the results as XML or PDF, and browse with Tabs. You can also save podcasts in pdf documents and send them to your friends. To transform RSS using XSLT try MediaMiner.
Version 1.0.8 features support for podcasts, better hits highlighting, spidering of search results and proxy servers.