RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer

RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3.04
File Size:
612KB
Date Added:
February 04, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
42,264
Downloads Last Week:
3
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

In the world of instant news cycles and proliferating blogs, a good RSS newsreader can be a necessity. This download is aimed at people who aren't looking for a full-blown reader, but still want to keep up on the latest headlines. It installs as a toolbar for Internet Explorer, and then displays the latest 25 headlines from a user's RSS feeds.

However, even with these limited aims, we have some concerns. It provides no way of reading article abstracts, instead opening the entire article if a user clicks a headline. The interface lacks a few obvious features, like an automatic way to subscribe to a page's newsfeed by clicking an RSS link.

The program also suffers from a few stability issues, including freezing for about 10 seconds when adding a new link. The download may be well-suited to people who want to follow a few feeds without leaving IE, but anyone who spends much time with RSS will want a more powerful tool.

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  • 4 stars

    "News on your desk"

    November 05, 2006   |   By WakerTop

    Version: RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.1.06

    Pros

    With rss reader, you can know all the information in the world at your desk.

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  • 4 stars

    "Simple but very effective."

    September 05, 2005   |   By monkian

    Version: RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0.01

    Pros

    Elegant and uncomplicated toolbar. Sits comfortabley alongside Explorer. Requires a small amout of space and removes one potential need for a new browser.

    Cons

    Maybe a few more options in feed management, like priority adjustment, would be helpful but overall it proves itself to be a very useful tool.

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  • 3 stars

    "A fine product"

    August 17, 2005   |   By Raga

    Version: RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0.01

    Pros

    Does the trick, it works. For those of you who for some reason refuse to use Firefox, where RSS news feeds are natively supported. :]

    Cons

    Nothing spectacular, could use a slicker interface, but this'll do. The default update time is five minutes, it should really be a bit more.

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  • 4 stars

    "Small and simple interface, yet disorganized and confusing."

    July 28, 2005   |   By Geokaii

    Version: RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0.01

    Pros

    works in IE, doesnt take up much space in browser, simple interface.

    Cons

    The toolbar displays all the feeds you subscribe to in a drop down menu, all mixed together. They should be organized by site and when you mouse over/click them they should pop out with a menu list of articles with titles in order by date published.

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