FeedDemon

FeedDemon

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.45
  • Total Downloads:
    154,037
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Although FeedDemon remains one of the best desktop RSS and Atom feed catchers, its latest version contains many changes, some of them controversial.

FeedDemon has dumped its proprietary online synchronization site, newsgator.com, in favor of syncing with Google Reader. New users won't notice, but older users are likely to lose many unread feeds since Google can't import feeds with more than 10 unread items. Once synced, unread items can number more than 10 items again. There's also a new, persistent ad placed in the lower left corner of the interface that goes away when you buy a $10 license. FeedDemon's performance could be a lot better--its RAM usage was hefty and 3GB of RAM didn't prevent occasional program hang-ups.

Not all is woe with the new FeedDemon, though. Twitter feed reading has been baked in, with automatic hyperlinking and short URL expansion and if you use Twitter as a live newstream, FeedDemon's Twitter linksharing should appeal to you. Tagging, tag clouds, and item sharing get massive overhaul in FeedDemon 3, with all three features added to the item view and a tag cloud added to the Subscriptions Home view. The interface will look similar to FeedDemon 2.7, but there are many little tweaks to improve its usability. Flags have been renamed Stars for Google Reader consistency, for example, while the Home page features videos, pictures, and content from your feeds. One smart improvement over Google Reader is that you can view your starred feeds in the folders they came from, instead of in a single "starred items" folder.

We'd like to see performance addressed in future versions, but overall FeedDemon remains a favorite option for desktop feed management.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"I would recommend this product"

December 28, 2009  |  By rs.smith

 |  Version: FeedDemon 3.0.45

Pros

Easy to use and very intuitive. Really like the screen layout also.

Cons

None I have found yet

Summary

I am no RSS pro but this tool makes reading RSS feeds easy.

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2 stars

"good feed software"

December 21, 2009  |  By thomasram70

 |  Version: FeedDemon 3.0.45

Pros

good feed software if you subscribe to alot of feeds

Cons

none none none

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5 stars

"Best RSS feed reader, I have come thorough."

December 14, 2009  |  By Charismatic_tunes

 |  Version: FeedDemon 3.0.45

Pros

Simple and working. Good features.

Cons

Nothing noticed yet.

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5 stars

"Best in its' field!"

December 02, 2009  |  By DaComboMan

 |  Version: FeedDemon 3.0.45

Pros

Syncs with Google Reader.

Cons

Seems to require IE7 or more to view external links.

Summary

Author is constantly working at making it better.

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3 stars

"Useful way of tracking RSS Feeds"

November 25, 2009  |  By Pontingj

 |  Version: FeedDemon 3.0.45

Pros

Being able to group a number of Feeds together, so that they are displayed as one.

Cons

Inconsistency in marking as read. If display a single feed, then move to another, marks first as read. If display feedds from a group together, then chnage, do not mark as read.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NewsGator Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.newsgator.com/
Release Date November 24, 2009
Date Added November 24, 2009
Version 3.0.45
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
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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