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FeedMon for Windows

By BobSoftFreeUser Rating

Key Details of FeedMon

  • View feeds in the background and receive alerts about new entries in the feed.
  • Last updated on August 24, 2015
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

This barebones feed reader fails to meet even minimum expectations for programs in this genre. FeedMon's five-button and feed-tree listing interface quickly proved disappointing. There are no options to sort feeds, add categories, or edit feed names. Users are stuck with a single list in alphabetical order by feed name. The Help file is just a paragraph restating that the program supports RSS, Atom, and RDF feeds. Our tests found it isn't quite that robust.

Adding feeds to this reader is a simple button click to enter the feed URL. However, FeedMon failed to recognize many compliant feeds. When the program could display a feed, it was impossible to change fonts, text size, or any other aspect of the layout. An option to force opening in your default browser didn't work during testing. Double clicking a post opened the article in either FeedMon, Internet Explorer, or the default browser--often without rhyme or reason. Editing a feed is simply a method to change the URL. There is no way to give each feed a different update schedule, archive period, or display order.

With problems reading, displaying, and storing feeds, FeedMon simply falls far below the standards set by other freeware feed readers. We suggest you continue your search.



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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
February 2, 2006
Latest update
August 24, 2015
Version
1.1
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
873
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

View feeds in the background and receive alerts about new entries in the feed.
FeedMon is a feed monitor and reader. It supports RSS, Atom, and RDF format. It monitors your favorite feeds in the background, and alerts you when there is new entry in the feed. There is a build-in browser to view feeds.