FeedDemon

FeedDemon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.0.21
  • Total Downloads:
    154,037
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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This well-crafted, standalone newsreader makes an ideal choice for both novices who've never heard of an RSS feed and advanced users looking to put some oomph and flexibility into their reading habits.We particularly liked FeedDemon's setup wizard, which allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of popular RSS feeds by simply checking boxes. The program also provides links to several other RSS directories.

FeedDemon's interface is very good, but its default setting, which places the headline and browser panes side by side, is somewhat clumsy. This is easily remedied with the buttons that sit right at the top of each folder and each item. The utility's Watch Channels feature searches for news items containing user-specified keywords and places them in a separate group so they're easier to find. We're also fond of the app's News Bins function, which allows you to archive a story simply by dragging a headline and placing it in a storage bin in the left-side column.

Another compelling feature is the integrated podcast manager, which will automatically send new podcasts to your music jukebox. There's a support forum where you can post questions and get answers from other users, and Newsgator has a free webware client so you can check your feeds wherever you are. We strongly recommend using FeedDemon to soothe your hunger.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"If you can use Outlook, you can use this!"

March 26, 2008  |  By pooky4

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Pros

I love this program! Using it is much like using Outlook or Thunderbird. I like to keep Outlook organized with subfolders, and I can do that in this program, too. Plenty of customization options as well. On my relatively new computer, this program loads very quickly as well. I recommend this program!

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5 stars

"Great for RSS-Beginners"

March 26, 2008  |  By rundmv

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Pros

I downloaded a bunch of RSS readers to see which one that I preferred, and this was the best one of the lot. Very simple to install and comes with a variety of pre-installed feeds, but also very easy to add your own. It tracks your frequency of visited feeds to help you determine which ones you can eliminate in order to keep it streamlined.

Cons

It would be nice to have a 'Launch at Startup' option in the preferences, but for a free program, that is hardly a complaint.

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4 stars

"seems to be better then Google Reader--to early to tell--like it so far"

March 24, 2008  |  By Mr. T 45

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

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5 stars

"Addictive"

March 14, 2008  |  By horsepills

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Pros

I love being able to sign up for all kinds of feeds - on all sorts of subjects, and watch Feed Demon handle them so adeptly. You pick, choose and discover your favortie pieces of the vast Internet .They are right in front of you, updated, ready and in place, whenever you are. Highly customizable - you can have Feed Demon hold onto the last 1250 entries of Boing Boing if you want, for example, and check for new stuff every 5 minutes instead of the default. For sites like Flickr, the photographs come to YOU. It is my favorite thing to do now while online.

Cons

I don't care at all about my email inbox anymore....but is that such a bad thing?

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5 stars

"Like to use it as a normal browser"

January 27, 2008  |  By hrgiger

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Cons

the feed handling is good

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1 stars

"Downloads to much info."

January 26, 2008  |  By dw2tell

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Cons

Does not give you a choice of what you want. It downloads total filesand to much junk. Had to delete it.

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3 stars

"Good, only better than Ziepod because podcast variety unlimited"

January 25, 2008  |  By django123

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Pros

Free

Works well

Podcasts not limited

Attractive design

Cons

Can only play downloaded podcasts, uses browser to stream

Actually two programs, FeedStation does the downloading

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4 stars

"I only just installed it, but I'm pleased with the performance."

January 20, 2008  |  By srcldennis

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

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5 stars

"good"

January 20, 2008  |  By marlina santos

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Pros

easy

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3 stars

"It's just okay"

January 19, 2008  |  By bryanflurry

 |  Version: FeedDemon 2.6.0.21

Cons

The latest article would sometimes "disappear".

The prefetch feature would cause the program to "hang" after downloading 2-3% of the files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.0.21
Version 2.6.0.21 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher NewsGator Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.newsgator.com/
Release Date January 16, 2008
Date Added January 16, 2008
Version 2.6.0.21
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.9MB
File Name FeedDemonInstall45.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 154,037
Downloads Last Week 90
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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