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Twins WebNews

By Twins Software Free to try Editors' Rating

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This feed reader is easy-to-use, but it offers nothing over freeware programs in this genre. Twins WebNews' interface follows a very common feed reader look and operation. Feeds are listed to the left, articles at top right, with articles displayed bottom right. A command toolbar sits above all three.

Twins WebNews includes all of the now expected feed reader functions. You can easily set feeds in categories, move through articles using just the spacebar, and set filters to display a subset of articles. It downloads feeds with a minimum of fuss, but you can't download only feeds in a selected category. This application also doesn't auto-discover feeds by simply entering a site URL. You can sort articles by title or date, but you must use a function key instead of simply clicking the column title. It includes some popular feeds by default, but there is no method to export or import feed subscriptions using OPML.

Two years ago this application would have been considered a feature-heavy feed reader. Today, it lags behind many freeware options in the genre. Novice feed reader users might like this application if it is the first they find. However, we feel they should continue their search.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added May 9, 2006
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 569
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Thousands of Websites around the world provide their content as RSS or ATOM Webfeed these days. Twins WebNews helps you find these Webfeeds, add them, and read their content the same way as you do when reading E-mail. Twins WebNews is more than just an RSS and ATOM news reader. Twins WebNews completely changes the way you read news on the Web. Visiting multiple sites, looking for news items you haven't read, belongs to the past. Various Search and Filter options help you find the items you want, and filter out those you don't want. Twins WebNews automatically keeps your Webfeeds up-2-date in the background using idle-bandwith, and gives you an alert when there are new items available.

You can also mark news items sticky for further reference. Twins WebNews comes with a Quick Tutorial that helps you getting started in no time. If you can read E-mail, then you can use Twins WebNews. Version 1.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

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