Infoscape

Infoscape


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.7
File Size:
218.19KB
Date Added:
August 09, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,645
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

It doesn't take up a lot of desktop real estate, but this freeware feed reader relies heavily on manual input. Infoscape's multitabbed configuration menu is the program's prime interface. This app could use a wizard or manual to help novice users with program setup and special features. Experienced users will get through setup with minimal fuss.

Infoscape displays feed headlines and a short paragraph in a small pop-up panel. Two configuration sliders make it easy to set the pop-up display interval and time. Adding feeds isn't as easy as with many readers. Without an autodiscovery feature, you're required to input a feed's exact address. Anther simple slider sets how often the feed is polled for new posts. Two pull-down menus make it a snap to change the pop-up display background color and icon for each feed. Double-clicking a pop-up opens the post in your default browser.

Inforeader's pop-up approach makes it a good program to display news headlines without taking up too much space. The initial setup might take less experienced users more time than other feed readers, but it's a decent choice for any level user.

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  • 5 stars

    "great looking and a must have"

    June 19, 2006   |   By bartowick9

    Version: Infoscape 1.5

    Pros

    very good-looking program beautiful work. one can add any news feed and it slides the info in and out on your desktop.(very nice)ive been using about a month and cant live without it..i have been looking for a newsreader with pop-up alerts and this by far is my fav....also leaves a very small footprint....try it i know you will be happy!

    Cons

    none

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  • 3 stars

    "slick looking but limited"

    May 15, 2006   |   By bartowick9

    Version: Infoscape 1.31

    Pros

    this program is staightforward....headline reader and thats it, but looks very stylish and low on system resources.

    Cons

    only use one channel if you dont want it popping up all the time....also no help file and i didnt see help at the site. and one cant click on the headlines to read more. this is stricly for headlines and thats it...i have yet to figure out how to check my mail with it

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