The Bottom Line
- Sauce Reader is a powerful, flexible and comfortable interface to RSS feeds
- You can search, save searches and organize feeds in groups elegantly in Sauce Reader
- Sauce Reader is a nice blogging tool, too, and offers productive IM integration
- Sauce Reader lacks new item notification, and its search folder criteria could be more flexible
- Two or more Sauce Reader installations can't be synchronized easily
- Sauce Reader does not establish relationships between news items
- Sauce Reader is a news aggregator for RSS and Atom feeds.
- You can organize and read your feeds in topical folders and have saved searches sort them for you.
- Sauce Reader offers both per-item and newspaper-like display, comes with a number of styles.
- News headlines can be grouped by date, and Sauce Reader offers auto preview for speed reading.
- A convenient search bar lets you search news in Sauce Reader, and you can flag items for later use.
- Sauce Reader supports OPML files and makes it easy to subscribe with an Internet Explorer toolbar.
- You can use Sauce Reader to compare and archive changes to any web page as well.
- Integration with email makes it easy to share news from Sauce Reader.
- A WYSIWYG blogging tool integrated in Sauce Reader lets you post about news and comment instantly.
- Sauce Reader supports Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/3/XP and requires the .NET framework.
Guide Review - Sauce Reader 2.0 - RSS News Feed Reader
While you can't save searches thus created, you can set up search folders that continuously and automatically collect all items matching certain criteria. This and the option to flag individual items for later use help you manage the huge amount of news we see every day. Sauce Reader's "Auto Archive" features is around, too, but instead of archiving it deletes old items (which is still useful).
Unfortunately, Sauce Reader lacks advanced integration with news search engines that would put news headlines in their context and link to their discussion elsewhere. Sauce Reader does integrate with Internet Explorer (as a toolbar with useful shortcuts). While Sauce Reader lets you import and export your subscriptions via OPML files, there are no synchronization features for multiple installations.