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Good RSS Reader for Windows?

I read several blogs on a daily basis, but I'm getting tired of navigating to each one from my Favorites.

All of the blogs I read now have RSS feeds, so I'm looking to find a good RSS reader for Windows. I've not used RSS readers before, so I don't know what is considered "good".  I want something that I can enter all my blogs into and click a single button to retrieve them and then view them at will.

Can any JOS'ers recommend the reader that they use?

Mark Hoffman
Monday, July 28, 2003

I like SharpReader from http://www.sharpreader.net - you need to have the .NET framework installed though.

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Monday, July 28, 2003

I have started using Newzcrawler ( http://www.newzcrawler.com )

It's pretty neat and Outlook style interface is cool! :)

JD

JD
Monday, July 28, 2003

My vote goes to Newsgator: It delivers feeds into folder(s) in MS Outlook. It's $29, but there's a free 14-day trial. www.newsgator.com

Duncan Smart
Monday, July 28, 2003

I'll second that Newsgator recommendation. Good stuff.

Just me (Sir to you)
Monday, July 28, 2003

I use RSS Bandit ( http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/Workspace.aspx?id=cb8d3173-9f65-46fe-bf17-122e3703bb00 )

Damit
Monday, July 28, 2003

I like oddpost: http://www.oddpost.com

tomislav
Monday, July 28, 2003

I second SharpReader, although it does require the .Net framework.

Ian Stallings
Monday, July 28, 2003

I'm third for SharpReader.

Alex Givant
Monday, July 28, 2003

I've tried many and keep coming back to Awasu, mainly because it doesn't expect me to read everything, it lets me read this board, and it's free. http://www.awasu.com

Richard Lawrence
Monday, July 28, 2003

http://www.feeddemon.com

I mean, like, wow.

Tim Sullivan
Monday, July 28, 2003

Second for Awasu, and although i'm not completely convinced on their JOS forum feed, it still lets me view it within the context of a RSS reader.

ko
Monday, July 28, 2003

Check out Feedreader. It's open source and not bad http://feedreader.sourceforge.net

also AmphetaDesk is pretty okay too and free: http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk/

(You can chat with the writer of AmphetaDesk on Joi Ito's IRC channel too)

Matthew Lock
Monday, July 28, 2003

If you already have a mail program you like, and would like to read the RSS Feeds in it (as I do), you can try a program I wrote that allows any pop3 mail program to download RSS feeds as emails, transparently.

You can download it from:

http://sudaca.bloggedup.com

Ricardo
Monday, July 28, 2003

Feedreader.. (www.feedreader.com) its an alpha and there are some bugs in it, but its free and it does the job.

Requires the .NET framework (and unlike some other readers, it didnt barf horribly when it found 1.1 instead of the expected 1.0)

I need to try out some of the others mentioned here (just tried Amphetadesk and a couple more), but FeedReader is what I'm using right now..

Now, does anyone know a place where I can get good tech news related feeds ?  (like I dont have any already, would like to hear where people here visit)

deja vu
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Ahem.. I forgot proxy support.. Feedreader supports proxy servers.. a must have for me.

deja vu
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I've tried both SharpReader and FeedReader and neither of them work through my proxy. The former just complains that the connections failed, and the latter eats all my CPU before timing out.  My proxy uses a .pac file, and web browsers work through it fine. Can anyone recommend a reader that might work, or at least one that gives some reasonable feedback on what's happening?

D. Barlow
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

FeedDemon is available in beta and is excellent; version 1.0 should be released in August or September.

This RSS reader was developed by Nick Bradbury, the same guy who developed Homesite.

http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/index.asp

Brad
Tuesday, July 29, 2003

I think I'll switch to FeedDemon, as Nick Bradbury is a great developer.

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

D. Barlow,

I'm now using SharpReader (thanks everyone for the suggestions!) and it does work through a proxy. In your case, what you need to do is open that PAC file through your browser (it's usually just JavaScript) and locate the proxy that you should be using and enter that into SharpReader.

That is what I did and it works great from the office now.

Hope that helps,

Mark

Mark Hoffman
Thursday, July 31, 2003

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