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.
Omea Reader is a free all-in-one RSS reader, NNTP news reader, desktop search, web bookmark manager, and information organizer. If you're serious about staying up to date, then Omea Reader is for you. Categorize your on-line resources and organize them together in personally meaningful ways. Find things fast with a detailed desktop search. Browser Integration: Subscribe to feeds, directly from your browser, within seconds. Omea will find the feed for you even if you can't see an RSS link Create custom Workspaces that access only what you need for some particular activity. Manage Podcasts: Download podcasts directly through Omea, and keep them organized. Create Clippings - excerpts from larger documents that you can file, search, and link. Use an array of Flags to help you set priorities and remember to follow up. Tack your own free-form notes onto any resource with Annotations. Developers can extend and customize Omea Reader by writing plugins using the Omea Open API.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.2.1 adds FireFox 2.0 support and Shift+Insert in Todo pane creates Subtask.