The Bottom Line
- RSS-News lets you organize subscriptions in folders
- Easy to browse tree view of news items
- RSS-News offers "custom content" for selected feeds
- RSS-News lacks search, filters and virtual folders
- There's no newspaper-style reading in RSS-News, and you can't flag individual items
- RSS-News doesn't integrate with search engines and can't discover item relations
- RSS-News is an RSS feed reader and news aggregator.
- Subscriptions can be grouped in folders in RSS-News, and are displayed in a tree layout.
- You can subscribe by entering URLs manually or select from a number of preset feeds.
- Selected sites can have the feed content displayed in special, rich way in RSS-News.
- RSS-News alerts you about new news using a system tray pop-up window.
- RSS-News supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP.
Guide Review - RSS-News 1.1 - RSS News Feed Reader
All news that come via RSS can be browsed and read conveniently and efficiently in RSS-News' easily accessible tree view of groups, feeds and then individual items. RSS-News also offers a neat system tray pop-up alert when new items have arrived (RSS-News can automatically check for updates, and you can tweak the updating schedule per feed).
Unfortunately, RSS-News doesn't lend itself so well to tasks other than reading news. You cannot, for example, search your feeds or have a virtual folder do that automatically. There is no useful archiving, and RSS-News doesn't integrate news search engines or find and display relationships between blog postings.
Still, for a fast and functional overview of the latest news, RSS-News is equipped quite aptly.