Editors' reviewIf 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.
Custom Reader is a free fully customizable RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Windows application. It is fully brandable for any Web site. You control the look and feel of the reader to suit the needs of your business. RSS 2 Enclosure support allows you to download podcasts and other various applications, with auto download resume. Save time by letting the latest news come to you by subscribing to 100s of RSS channels. This latest vertsion includes a classic browser view that most people are used to. The application supports HTTP and Get Authentication to enable you to subscribe to secure channels.
Version 1.53 supports saving Feeds to a bookmark site.