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Portable FeedReader

By Toomas Toots Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 26, 2008

The world is full of feed readers. This one's claim to fame is its portability, but there's more to like than just that aspect.

Portable FeedReader offers a nice interface with three vertical panes--one listing the feeds, the second listing the titles of the selected feeds stories, and the third serving as a viewer. Although the panes width can be changed by clicking and dragging, the viewer pane is a bit narrow to comfortably read a typical Web page story. Our testers preferred the Open in Browser option to actually read a story. Unfortunately, doing so opened a new browser window each time, instead of a new tab, which created some desktop clutter. This is a minor complaint, however, because this free application performed so well and quickly during our tests. Aside from the viewer pane, we liked its look and feel.

Portable FeedReader can be configured to use from portable media, making it very handy for frequent travelers. At initial launch it offers selections from preloaded feeds, and adding a feed is a simple process.

We liked this freeware application's quickness and ease of use. Whether a novice or an expert, Portable FeedReader is worth trying out. And the price cant be beat.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.12 RC / 3.11 Final

Version 3.12 RC / 3.11 Final includes unspecified updates.


Release November 6, 2008
Date Added January 25, 2008
Version 3.12 RC / 3.11 Final

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


Total Downloads 6,294
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Portable FeedReader dynamically reads, collects, and organizes syndicated Web content, and seamlessly delivers it directly to user desktops. With Feedreader, you have instant, convenient access to the up-to-the-minute news you need, without information overload. Portable FeedReader automatically downloads updates from your favorite Web sites. So, it eliminates the need for you to constantly monitor multiple Web pages, while allowing you to immediately identify and retrieve new articles no matter how long youve been away from your desk.

Portable FeedReader provides cutting-edge features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. Even non-technical users can view comprehensive, consolidated information from across the Internet faster and easier than ever before. Version 3.12 RC / 3.11 Final includes unspecified updates.