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Xm2Rss Lite

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

The publisher bills this program as a Gmail notifier replacement. While we admire its bravery in taking on Google with a little slingshot of an application, Xm2Rss Lite doesn't bring down the Internet giant. The interface is simple enough; just enter your Gmail log-in info and the program sits on your system tray to alert you to new mail.

Sounds familiar, right? It is. Xm2Rss Lite is designed to eliminate the need to log in through a browser. You also can review the number of messages you have and immediately go to your in-box. Ditto for Google's version. They're both free. The only difference is that you can tell right off the bat what the Gmail notifier does. Xm2Rss Lite sounds so very Web 2.0, but we'd nearly always pick clarity over cleverness if we had to choose.

You won't find Xm2Rss Lite to be better than its Google counterpart, nor is it worse. Gmail users looking for an upgrade to the Gmail notifier should pass on this program; it's a lateral move at best. If you don't have a desktop notifier for your Google e-mail account, it's probably better to stick with the name brand.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

The publisher bills this program as a Gmail notifier replacement. While we admire its bravery in taking on Google with a little slingshot of an application, Xm2Rss Lite doesn't bring down the Internet giant. The interface is simple enough; just enter your Gmail log-in info and the program sits on your system tray to alert you to new mail.

Sounds familiar, right? It is. Xm2Rss Lite is designed to eliminate the need to log in through a browser. You also can review the number of messages you have and immediately go to your in-box. Ditto for Google's version. They're both free. The only difference is that you can tell right off the bat what the Gmail notifier does. Xm2Rss Lite sounds so very Web 2.0, but we'd nearly always pick clarity over cleverness if we had to choose.

You won't find Xm2Rss Lite to be better than its Google counterpart, nor is it worse. Gmail users looking for an upgrade to the Gmail notifier should pass on this program; it's a lateral move at best. If you don't have a desktop notifier for your Google e-mail account, it's probably better to stick with the name brand.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Mind Embryo Productions
Publisher web site http://www.xm2Rss.com
Release Date March 29, 2006
Date Added March 29, 2006
Version 0.1.2.4

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download Information

File Size 916.67KB
File Name xm2rss(lite).exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,256
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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