RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer

RSS Feeds Toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.04
  • Total Downloads:
    42,346
  • Date Added:
    February 04, 2008
  • File Size:
    612KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.04
Version 1.3.04 features: support for ATOM feeds; feed recognition on visited Web sites.
General
Publisher Diodia Software
Publisher web site http://www.diodia.com/
Release Date February 04, 2008
Date Added February 04, 2008
Version 1.3.04
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 612KB
File Name Drf13Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 42,346
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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