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Tristana RSS Reader

By Tristana - Insight Commerce Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This simple RSS reader provides the standard functions, with a couple of bonus features thrown in. Tristana offers the standard three-paned interface, with news channels on the left, headlines on the upper right, and a viewing window in the lower right.

Only a few example newsfeeds come with the program, so you'll need to find more on your own. Fortunately, the search box on the top of the interface helps you find RSS feeds by keyword. You also can click the Add Content Channel button and enter RSS, XML, or RDF links you find at your favorite sites; the program tells you how to do it if you need help. Unlike some readers, the viewing window offers convenient Forward and Back buttons so you can move around in pages you're reading.

Also, you can choose whether you want to view a story in the viewing window or in an external browser. Overall, we think Tristana is a great free reader for newbies who want to check out RSS.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

Version updates feeds with dynamic urls and lets you permanently change feed names.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added October 3, 2007

Operating Systems

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


Total Downloads 52,692
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Tristana RSS Reader is an RSS newsreader that instantly alerts you of the latest news, blogs, and podcasts all right at your desktop. Safe, secure, SPAM-proof content is delivered right to your PC in real-time without e-mail. Tristana's simple 3-panel interface allows you to add or remove RSS or Atom feeds at any time. You can set preferences to be alerted with a pop-up window the instant that content changes at a Web site. Tristana also synchs with your iPod and allows you to view podcasts and media files. Built-in Ping service allows you to submit your feed instantly to RSS feed search engines.

Version updates feeds with dynamic urls and lets you permanently change feed names.