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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

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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Full Specifications

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 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Information

File Size 612KB
File Name Drf13Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 49,853
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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