The Bottom Line
- RSS Captor Pro offers powerful and fast search
- Comes with a number of preset feeds
- RSS Captor Pro has parsing and rendering problems, doesn't show HTML formatting
- You can't group feeds, use virtual folders or label items
- RSS Captor Pro could be more usable and visually appealing
- RSS Captor Pro captures and displays RSS feeds.
- Keeping all items in a database, RSS Captor Pro makes a comprehensive news archive.
- You can search the database flexibly (using regular expressions even) in RSS Captor Pro.
- RSS Captor Pro comes with a number of predefined feeds.
- New news can be announced audibly in RSS Captor Pro.
- RSS Captor Pro supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP.
Guide Review - RSS Captor Pro 2.5 - RSS News Feed Reader
RSS Captor Pro, the name hints at it, is somewhere in between the pure, unrendered experience and a comfortable, visually appealing reader. RSS Captor Pro lacks the ability to group feeds in folders or read them on a newspaper-like page.
You can't customize the item display either — an item display that shows you the bare HTML code for feeds that contain formatting. RSS Captor Pro also seemed to have some trouble parsing certain feeds.
As minimalist as RSS Captor Pro is overall, so powerful are its search options. Searching is not only fast even across all items in all feeds, you can also use regular expressions. It's a pity the rest of RSS Captor Pro doesn't match this functionality.