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CK Rss Client

By CyberKnowledge Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

If you're looking for a straightforward, nicely designed, no-frills RSS reader, look no further than this freeware.

The design of the CK RSS Client (which installs as QuickRSS) is based on the familiar three-pane e-mail client interface: The left, vertical pane lists the directory tree of feeds; the upper-right pane lists headlines from a selected feed; and the lower-right pane displays the story source page as a built-in minibrowser. QuickRSS' uncluttered look and feel makes it very easy to comprehend. Tabs appear at the top of the headline pane for each feed we opened, making it very easy to navigate among them. Another favorite of ours was the drop-down list of headlines that built as we opened new ones. It pops up from a small icon at the end of the tabs if you want to select an item you've already viewed.

The app responded quickly during our tests, updating feeds and opening selected stories almost as soon as we clicked an item. Also, adding and deleting feeds was very simple to do. Anyone looking for a simple, reliable RSS client will want to try out this free one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 7, 2006
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, .NET Framework 2.0

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,520
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

This is a free RSS client that has several nice features. You can create and delete groups to sort your feeds, and add favorite links. Downloads and parses dozens of feeds in seconds. Best of all links open in a browser built into the program. Version 2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.