The Bottom Line
- Feedreader is simple, elegant and easy to use
- Great pop-up article notification lets you know about new items in Feedreader
- Feedreader lets you search for news items easily and offers smart folders, too
- Feedreader does not integrate with web-based readers or popularity indexes
- You cannot synchronize multiple Feedreader installations easily
- Items cannot be labeled freely
- Feedreader is a reader for RSS feeds.
- Displays news in a three-pane interface, feeds can be grouped in folders.
- Feedreader can announce new items via an unobtrusive, but highly useful balloon pop-up.
- Feeds can be searched for keywords in Feedreader, and smart folders automatically filter news.
- All news are available for offline browsing, and Feedreader can automatically delete old news.
- Feedreader can be expanded with plug-ins (to check mail in a POP account, for example).
- You can import and export feeds using OPML in Feedreader.
- Feedreader supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - Feedreader 3.0 - Free RSS News Feed Reader
What I liked best, though, is the great pop-up window raised when new news arrive. It is unobtrusive, it lets you glance the headlines quickly, and it goes away automatically.
Feedreader also has some talent organizing articles: you can collect feeds in folders, search through articles and set up smart feeds that collect news from your subscriptions based on several criteria.
Unfortunately, there is no way to flag or label individual items. Other advanced features like integration with popularity indexes and web-based feed readers are missing, but Feedreader is still a classy clean way to read news.