The Bottom Line
RSSConnect is no longer available.
- RSSConnect lets you organize feeds in folders, supports dynamic OPML nodes
- You can export feeds content to a database, search it inside RSSConnect
- RSSConnect lets you customize news display flexibly using XSLT templates
- RSSConnect can't update feeds or export to the database on a schedule
- Lacks virtual folders or filters
- RSSConnect doesn't integrate search engines, feed directories and item relationships
- RSSConnect is an RSS feed reader that lets you organize your subscriptions in folders.
- You can also subscribe to OPML nodes, which are dynamically populated and expanded by RSSConnect.
- RSSConnect lets you export feeds to OLE DB or via SQL, then search archived content.
- Using custom XSLT files, RSSConnect lets you display news items in your favorite format.
- RSSConnect can check an URL (default available) for new feeds and lets you subscribe easily.
- RSSConnect can export your subscriptions to an OPML file and import feeds from OPML files, too.
- RSSConnect supports Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/3/XP and requires the .NET 1.1 framework.
Guide Review - RSSConnect 1.0 - RSS Feed Reader
In RSSConnect, it is a good idea, but unfortunately this interesting RSS feed reader doesn't make much of it. You can manually export feeds to databases, index them and then search archived content.
At the same time RSSConnect lacks easy to use search features and doesn't integrate news search engines all that well either. You cannot flag individual items. Serious bloggers may also miss a feature that shows the relationships between blog posts by threading them.
On the bright side, RSSConnect comes with a number of nice style sheets for displaying news, and you can expand the options with your own XSLT files. Another nice feature of RSSConnect is that you can not only group feeds in folders but also "subscribe" to OPML files. RSSConnect automatically updates and groups the feeds, and you can read all of an OPML group's feeds in a single page.