Review: RssReader

Last week I downloaded an RSS Reader called RssReader. The name basically says it all. You go to the webiste, and download either the .zip file or an .exe file. I chose the .exe file and it worked. I don’t know about the .zip file, but everything works for me. Once you install, the fun begins!

You need to manually add all your RSS Feeds by clicking on the “Add” button. You can also add a group by clicking on the “Group” button. So far I have 4 groups: Apple Sites, Blogs, Podcasts, and Tech News. That way it is very organized, and I know were everything is!

As you know by my Mozilla Thunderbird Review, Thunderbird has its own RSS Feed catcher, so it was easier to know what feeds I wanted. The only think I don’t like about RssReader is that I can’t important all the feeds in Thunderbird. It only took me 20 minutes to import about 30 Feeds, and I knew most of the feed links.

What is RssReader?

RssReader is a program to read RSS and Atom news feeds.

RssReader collect news in the background at user configurable intervals and warn with a little popup in the system tray that there is a new message arrived. You can click the news headline to see a short description of the news and click or open the original news web page in an RssReader browser or default browser window.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for syndicating news.

Many news and web log sites support RSS by adding these pictograms as XMLor RSSto their web pages.

RssReader support RSS versions 0.9x, 1.0 and 2.0 and Atom 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3.

Running under Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP/2003.

RssReader is FREEWARE, which means that you can freely copy the original installation package without any modifications and give it away to all of your friends. We don’t take any responsibility for any damage to your computer caused by installing or inappropriate use of this program.

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