The Bottom Line
- NewsPiper can capture headlines from web pages in addition to reading RSS feeds
- You can organize and read your news sources in groups
- NewsPiper comes with a nice and efficient news ticker
- NewsPiper can only display headlines
- Neither NewsPiper's default display nor the ticker know filtering or virtual folders
- Individual items can't be flagged and NewsPiper doesn't integrate search engines
- NewsPiper aggregates news via RSS and by parsing web pages using a scripting language.
- You can group feeds in folders and browse all headlines in a folder's channels easily.
- NewsPiper includes a flexibly configurable news ticker ("NewsLine").
- NewsPiper supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP.
Guide Review - NewsPiper 3.3.2 - RSS News Feed Reader
NewsPiper is very flexible when it comes to aggregating the news. Not only does it read RSS feeds, you can also teach it to extract headlines from any web page. Unfortunately, NewsPiper only renders headlines.
What is appropriate for the ticker looks a bit thin in NewsPiper's default window. You can organize your news sources in groups, though, and NewsPiper collects all relevant headlines in a newspaper-like page for easy browsing. What NewsPiper lacks are tools to work with individual items — flagging or saving them, establishing relationships, putting news in context via search engines, and searching or virtual folders.
The "NewsLine" ticker could also profit from filters that allow you to specify which news you want to appear there.