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Omea Reader

CNET Editors' review

This very handy freeware program gathers all your news, feeds, bookmarks, clippings, and contacts into one easy-to-use reader. Omea Reader's multitabbed and multipaned interface is a snap to navigate. This app is a boon for the busy power Net surfer. Installation is painless using a wizard that imports your bookmarks and feeds.

Omea Reader's comprehensive approach solves a lot of user issues. This app is a strong feed reader, newsgroup tool, and bookmark manager. It adds potent support for contacts and quick notes. The advanced search function finds information from any or all of the information sources. Views are flexible and easily set. You can choose to view all resources or just one segment. Switching takes just a click on a tab. Data is sorted quickly and a click displays chosen data by date, read status, flag status, category, or a number of other methods. Testers especially noted the Correspondent option to display all posts, messages, notes, and more by a single person. Flexibility is a strong point with this tool. It's very easy to create customized views, notifications, rules, and other personalization features.

Omea Reader does suffer from memory creep. It often greatly exceeded Firefox on our test systems. The app also requires a hard-drive minimum of 500MB at install. An optional plug-in fails in Firefox 2. Nevertheless, any power user burdened with news data overload will find this program makes order out of information chaos.

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  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs ad-wares and unsolicited softwares"

    August 2, 2013  |   By AichaBalqis

    Version: Omea Reader 2.2.1

    Pros

    After uninstalling the softwares which were installed with Omea, I used Omea for a couple of days. I think that its interface is simple and neat. The "notes", annotations, categories features were useful. I would have kept using it if it weren't for the ad-wares which came along.

    Cons

    First of all, immediately after installing Omea reader, I could see a small box linking back to something called "Online Backup". I realized that Omea installed two additional softwares which were "Web Cake" and "Online Backup". A couple of days later after running "Super Anti-Spyware" and "Spybot", I discovered registry entries related to the softwares I've uninstalled, which means that even if we uninstall "web cake" and "online backup", they do not uninstall properly. Hence, I uninstalled Omea and ran a full scan to make sure that my PC is free of malware.
    One more thing, I could also see within the list of my programs something called "search tab" and "selection links". I suspect that both of them were also installed with Omea.

    Summary

    Bottom line

    I don't recommend using this software to anyone.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Really? ___"

    May 13, 2013  |   By dr3adlok

    Version: Omea Reader 2.2.1

    Pros

    None _____________

    Cons

    Program crashes right out of the box.

    Summary

    If the program ran, maybe there would be something to report.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does its job"

    February 20, 2011  |   By zeitfliesst

    Version: Omea Reader 2.2.1

    Pros

    Updates properly and is quite customizable through options

    Cons

    Could use a "prettier" interface, but not too bad

    Summary

    Switched over from Feeddemon because it didn't update even when attempted manually. This reader seems to do its job without a hitch.

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