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    Rake

    what's a good and free rss reader?

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    Yggdrasil

    I used SharpReader, which was good but memory usage was excessive. Switched to RSSBandit, which isn't bad, though occasionally sluggish.

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    Sven Groot

    RSS Bandit is great imho.

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    Devils​Rejection

    Feed Demon is so good I bought it. That says a lot if you know me Wink

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    MurphyB2005

    DevilsRejection wrote:
    Feed Demon is so good I bought it. That says a lot if you know me


    Well, we don't know you.

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    gtox

    you could use a webbased reader, such as start.com or netvibes.com, i love 'm Smiley

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    harumscarum

    Sven Groot wrote:
    RSS Bandit is great imho.


    ditto

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    Devils​Rejection

    MurphyB2005 wrote:
    DevilsRejection wrote:Feed Demon is so good I bought it. That says a lot if you know me


    Well, we don't know you.


    Tongue Out :O [C]

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    Ziadnb

    try the latest google labs product, it looks ok, fast, and web based.
    if you did not find the link in google site then try this. 

    reader.google.com

    Enjoy! Tongue Out

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    Yggdrasil

    Ziadnb wrote:
    try the latest google labs product, it looks ok, fast, and web based.


    I checked it out today, and I must say I was seriously underwhelmed.
    The interface was very annoying - I have several dozen feeds in my OPML list and they were all dumped into one big unnavigable list. Too few of them shown on-screen at once, too much AJAX "we have keyboard shortcuts!" hype. No support for feed comments.

    Bah.

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    MurphyB2005

    gtox wrote:
    you could use a webbased reader, such as start.com or netvibes.com, i love 'm


    Netvibes is awesome IMHO. The refresh features are great and customization is not overwhelming. You can access your feeds from any computer with Internet access. A few bugs but it's still in its beta.

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    craigvn

    Try www.feedisgood.com. Brand new so may have some issues but generally pretty good. Solves the issue most readers have that once you have many (> 100) feeds subscribed to, it takes too long to read them all, instead allowing you to browse all unread feeds very quickly.


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    mertsakarya

    Check this...
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/drssreader

    I am currently subscribed to 32 feeds. Some feeds contains more than 1000 items, many contains more than 500 items.
    When examine it under Task Manager, it consumes 50Megs of RAM.

    It is pretty fast though.

    Also support for OPML files and RSS, RDF and ATOM. And archiving capabilities...

    The thing is I wrote it in Delphi 7 Wink  and looking for some support.

    Mert

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    jonathanh

    I started out with SharpReader (too slow), experimented with NewsGator for a bit (that interface... ugh...), and ended up buying FeedDemon. Excellent product, keeps on getting better. I'm a bit leery about what the future will hold now that it's owned by NewsGator, but I figure if all else fails I can switch to RSS Bandit. Especially because now it supports FeedDemon "newspaper" styles Smiley

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    leighsword
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    IanD

    Watch out a big plug!

    I have written an RSS reader for Windows Media Center so you can browse feeds from the 10 foot interface.
    I wrote it for myself to be able to check out feeds like C9 and Scoble using the remote from the sofa (I am too lazy to get up and look at the PC)

    There is a free demo version here
    Oh and it's all written in managed code (vb.net and some c#)

    Ian
    The Windows Media Center Show

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    vandil

    Thunderbird has great RSS support, and the 1.5 beta is even better.

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    Devils​Rejection

    you know i installed the latest thunderbird beta, i don't see what exactly is so good about it...

    tell me what you think is so good about it.

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