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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.53
  • Total Downloads:
    4,901
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you're looking for a personal newsreader, Custom Reader isn't for you. It's an RSS platform that marketers can customize with feeds and distribute as a privately branded package. Will end users run such a program? We're doubtful. Custom Reader supports enclosures and the Atom syndication format, but otherwise it lags behind other freeware products. Instead of the now-standard three-pane interface, Custom Reader offers a choice of one pane or two. In the one-pane view, clicking a feed brings up an immobile, nonresizable window with individual news items. This window sometimes extends off the screen, making items unreadable. The two-pane Classic mode works better. In either case, users can't aggregate feeds into a virtual channel. Nor can they mark a feed unread with a single-click. Marketers will like how Custom Reader's online control panel lets them, for instance, keep users from unsubscribing preset channels. It's a good deal for them. But for everyone else? Not so much.
 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Custom Reader
Publisher web site http://www.customreader.com
Release Date November 07, 2005
Date Added November 07, 2005
Version 1.53
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.14MB
File Name customreader_33.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,901
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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