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RSS Aggregator

Anyone recomend a decent RSS aggregator?  Ive tried a few and have been disappointed.  Seems like it's still early.

ps - when is jos going to have an rss feed?

Greg
Monday, February 09, 2004

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/rss.xml exist for a long time already

BobC
Monday, February 09, 2004

If you use Outlook, Newsgator is hard to beat.

Myron A. Semack
Monday, February 09, 2004

If you can get it to install...

Grumpy Old-Timer
Monday, February 09, 2004

Feeddemon is brilliant, www.feeddemon.com

Tony Edgecombe
Monday, February 09, 2004

SharpReader ( www.sharpreader.com ) is very good if you have plenty of memory and the .Net framework.
For something really lightweight, Aggreg8 is pretty good (so long as you use Firebird/fox).

SteveMallam
Monday, February 09, 2004

If you use Outlook, take a look at IntraVNews
http://www.intraVNews.com

Anon
Monday, February 09, 2004

Holy sh1t!!

FeedDemon is awesome.  This is exactly what I was looking for!

- Greg

Greg
Monday, February 09, 2004

I prefer: http://www.bloglines.com

A web-based aggregator is usable from any location and any platform.

Fred
Monday, February 09, 2004

I tried NewsGator with WinXP Pro/Outlook 2003, as I wanted to do RSS and NNTP feeds into Outlook.

Unfortunately, it stopped my Norton Anti-spam from working, so I had to abandon it.

Does anyone know of a product that does RSS & NNTP into Outlook 2003, which does work with Norton Anti-spam ?

Steve Jones (UK)
Monday, February 09, 2004

If you're looking for a for-free application, I've found that RSS Bandit is the best of the bunch there... Otherwise, I'd recommend NewsGator if you've got Outlook 2003, and FeedDemon otherwise.

Greg Hurlman
Monday, February 09, 2004

Sharpreader

Prakash S
Monday, February 09, 2004

Why do people keep thinking I don't have an RSS feed? I've had one since the beginning of time and it's in the usual place, with all the usual magic orange cookies and link tags pointing to it...

SHEESH!

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Monday, February 09, 2004

Joel-

I'd imagine it's for the same reason it takes me a minute or two to subscribe to some blogs... I just don't think to look for a tiny little [XML] button three pages down on the site.

On a stereotypical blog, I've gotten used to it... on other sites, I just don't think to look for it.

Greg Hurlman
Monday, February 09, 2004

Joel,
You need to have a RSS feed for this forum. Will be of great use to most of us.

Anon
Monday, February 09, 2004

The latest beta of Awasu (www.awasu.com) looks really cool. *And* it has a plugin that lets you monitor these forums Woo hoo! :-)

Awasu addict
Monday, February 09, 2004

Greg--
Why don't you just click the 'subscribe' button in your software? Newsgator puts one in IE's toolbar and context menu. SharpReader you can enter the URL to the site in the aggregator, it will figure out the feed URL.

(This is generally done with the LINK tag. There's a description of this somewhere on Mark Pilgrim's site, and probably a more formal version somewhere else.)

mb
Monday, February 09, 2004

*sigh* There will never be an RSS feed for this site. It's been covered BILLIONS of times already.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Monday, February 09, 2004

when will there be an RSS feed for this forum?


Monday, February 09, 2004

I use Awasu. 'ts pretty straight forward.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I'd like to second the feed demon recommendation.  Not only is the software awesome.  Nick Bradbury is extremely reponsive to *any* problems you have with it.

Finally,  to subscribe to a blog with proper autodiscovery you should just need to say:

* add feed
* www.joelonsoftware.com

and FeedDemon et. al will find it through the link page.

Koz
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I use SharpReader but it's too buggy, even when I run the latests. The main bug is that sometime it cannot track correctly if you read an item. Not too good when you have a lot of feeds.

P"
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

> *sigh* There will never be an RSS feed for this site. It's been covered BILLIONS of times already. <

Of course not, when else will you see the "fog creek softare" logo?

www.MarkTAW.com
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I have been using NntpRss with lots of success.  It basically creates a Nntp server locally and formats the RSS feeds into News messages.

http://www.methodize.org/nntprss/

I use it with Outlook Express.  Great software!

Richard
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

You could also try ClickTheNews. It is free and it's for Windows. Very simple to use. http://www.clickthenews.com

Jean-Francois Nadeau
Sunday, March 28, 2004

Try this reader for Windows:  http://www.rssreader.com/

Simple design. Supports ATOM, has a toggle button to show headline description or open the headlines.  Starts quickly.  Looks good.

Does the job. 

Rich White
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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