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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (Feed limited trial); $10.95 to buy

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This RSS add-on for Microsoft Internet Explorer provides an alternative to using a stand-alone feed reader. However, it offers nothing that can't be found elsewhere for free.

RSS Explorer is a .dll that adds a button to IEs toolbar and a vertical pane to the left of the browsers display area. The new pane displays your subscribed feeds and the updated headlines under each feed. Clicking a headline opens the story in the browser window.

In our tests, the add-on worked fine. Although we liked the RSS feed pane, we disliked giving up viewing real estate in the main browser window. Making the pane draggable to other parts of the window, or resizable, would be appreciated additional features. This isn't a bad tool, but it lacks pizazz. The demo is free, but the number of feeds is limited for trial users. The price for a fully registered version isn't expensive, but it seems a bit much when so many comparable applications are available for free.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Visual Sys
Publisher web site
Release Date November 21, 2006
Date Added November 21, 2006
Version 4
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 862.49KB
File Name RssExplorerSetup.exe
Total Downloads 1,310
Downloads Last Week 9
License Model Free to try
Limitations Feed limited trial
Price $10.95

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