FeedDemon

FeedDemon

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0.12
  • Total Downloads:
    154,037
  • Date Added:
    February 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    3.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Long thought of as one of the best RSS and Atom feed readers around, FeedDemon 3.1 is a good effort to move beyond some of the controversial changes that were implemented during the upgrade to version 3. This latest update includes multiple new features, although we found that performance hadn't changed much.

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 even 3GB of RAM didn't prevent occasional program hang-ups. FeedDemon's database can be massaged into being a bit quicker by regular compacting, but that extra step is cumbersome.

The new features list is mostly about bringing FeedDemon into parity with Google Reader, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. The program has relied on Google for online syncing since version 3, and now includes on-the-fly item translation, a "Shared by people I follow" for syncing shared Google Reader items, and a "like" icon that must be enabled in the new option for customizing item icons. More short URL previews are supported than before, you can automatically mark incoming items read on a per-feed basis, and the Send To option now includes Twitter. Still, FeedDemon remains a favored option for desktop feed management.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "locks up system staring"

    January 11, 2012   |   By dwgjr330

    Version: FeedDemon 4.0.0.22

    Pros

    it catches rss

    Cons

    freezes often, takes several min. to load

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  • 3 stars

    "I have not used it enough yet to form a full opinion."

    December 18, 2011   |   By Demandred71

    Version: FeedDemon 4.0.0.22

    Pros

    Easy to add feeds and present them to you in a tabbed fashion.

    Cons

    I may have not fully explored it enough to know for sure, but I would like it to be able to use an external player to play the video of downloaded video podcast. Right now I go to the download folder to play back video downloads.

    Summary

    So for so good. It seems to be a very capable program.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does the job"

    August 28, 2011   |   By bciocco

    Version: FeedDemon 4.0.0.22

    Pros

    Intuitive and has a pretty good browser.
    Easy to use

    Cons

    none that I could find

    Summary

    I was using another product. I switched to a new computer and already formatted the old hard drive before I remembered that I needed the other reader. I could not remember what it was called. I tried this and it does the job. I couldn't be happier.
    I use it mainly for rss feeds of craigslist searches.

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  • 5 stars

    "Love this program"

    April 20, 2011   |   By bedeboop

    Version: FeedDemon 4.0.0.22

    Pros

    Flexible, easy to read and organize.

    Cons

    None I can think of at moment.

    Summary

    Try it, you will like it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Underrated"

    February 12, 2011   |   By zeitfliesst

    Version: FeedDemon 4.0.0.22

    Pros

    Convenient access to all your feeds

    Cons

    None really

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher NewsGator Technologies
    Publisher web site http://www.newsgator.com/
    Release Date February 03, 2010
    Date Added February 03, 2010
    Version 3.1.0.12
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    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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