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Thread:  Which RSS Feed Reader used?


Max (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 12:11:09.
I have tried 10 different RSS Feed Reader at least.

I have chosen RssBandit. Cool

The 2° classified was classified RssReader 1.0.x
The 3° classified was BlogNavigator.

Max
netclectic (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 12:53:40.
I hope it's improved since i last used it, it couldn't really have gotten any worse. Regular Smiley

Otis (LLBLGen Pro Team)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 13:37:41.
netclectic wrote:
I hope it's improved since i last used it, it couldn't really have gotten any worse. Regular Smiley

I agree, although I liked the features (if they worked Wink). I thought, well... why not spend a saturday to fix some of them (like the hanging threads... Shocked). Though after I looked into the code... I gave up. The author was also not a friendly person.

So I went for Omea Reader (now v2.0), the freebee version. Works OK. there are a lot of rss readers indeed, but almost all suck bigtime or are too specific or work only with 10 feeds or so.
mihies (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 14:05:43.
I've been using RssBandit so far but this Omea thing looks pretty. Thanks for the tip Regular Smiley

Max (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 14:17:37.
Otis wrote:
netclectic wrote:
I hope it's improved since i last used it, it couldn't really have gotten any worse. Regular Smiley

I agree, although I liked the features (if they worked Wink). I thought, well... why not spend a saturday to fix some of them (like the hanging threads... Shocked). Though after I looked into the code... I gave up. The author was also not a friendly person.


Mmmh...
It's just 2 day that i'm using RssBandit, and Rss feed in general.
I'll see in next weeks if there are bugs or problem Regular Smiley

Otis wrote:

So I went for Omea Reader (now v2.0), the freebee version. Works OK. there are a lot of rss readers indeed, but almost all suck bigtime or are too specific or work only with 10 feeds or so.


Strangely I didn't found OmeaReader in my RssFeedReader research during past week Dissapointed
Thanks, I'll give it a try; it look nice Regular Smiley
alexdresko (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 14:58:49.
Max wrote:
I have tried 10 different RSS Feed Reader at least.

I have chosen RssBandit. Cool

The 2° classified was classified RssReader 1.0.x
The 3° classified was BlogNavigator.

Max


I use live.com.

A) It's based on the whole Microsoft Live thing (Windows Live, Office Live, Messenger Live, Live Spaces, etc...)

B) You can write you own modules for live.com

C) I can "take it anywhere"... if I'm at work, home or even my friend's house and want to catch up on everything, all I have to do is load up a browser.


arschr (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 15:47:25.
I used rss bandit for quit a while. I thought it was ok. I know Dare is woring on the next release of Rss Bandit, but don't know when it will be released.

About 6 months ago switched to Omea reader, since I like resharper. Omea reader works well but has two big problems, it sometimes mixes feeds and redownloads old feeds. The developers havn't been able to straigten that out yet.

About 10 days ago I started using the 30 day evaluation of feed demon. It's blown up on me a few times, but generally is fast.

sparmar2000 (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 16:38:57.
I was introduced to Omea by Frans and been using it for quite a while. So far its crashed on my just twice, but it seems a very solid application and its free!

hlesesne (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 18:53:33.
I use http://reader.google.com and then use Thunderbird for a few that I want to keep a closer eye one. Thunderbird is good for viewing and reading individual feeds, but I don't really care for it's ability to aggregate. I love the Google reader, with the only downside being that you don't have the ability to "mark all as read". So if you don't check it for a while, it can get out of hand. However, I have fixed that complaint by using a GreaseMonkey script called Auto Read that will read though all of them without my interference - so I can leave it running and it will mark them all as read by the time I get back.

Thanks,

Hal
mihies (User)   Posted on: 15-Sep-2006 21:03:28.
hlesesne wrote:

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you don't have the ability to "mark all as read". So if you don't check it for a while, it can get out of hand. However, I have fixed that complaint by using a GreaseMonkey script called Auto Read that will read though all of them without my interference - so I can leave it running and it will mark them all as read by the time I get back.



Laugh


swallace (User)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 03:53:15.
I've been dinking with the RSS built into Outlook 2007 (Beta 2 Technical Refresh), and it's not bad. I've been using RssBandit, and fighting through it's quirks is getting old. I gave this new Outlook version a spin and I really like it. I use to use the NewsGator for Outlook product when it was free, and liked it, I guess because I like working within Outlook. Could just be I like it because of that. Worth a look.
Otis (LLBLGen Pro Team)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 09:31:18.
You like using Outlook? Shocked Regular Smiley

Max (User)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 10:33:41.
Otis wrote:

I agree, although I liked the features (if they worked Wink). I thought, well... why not spend a saturday to fix some of them (like the hanging threads... Shocked). Though after I looked into the code... I gave up. The author was also not a friendly person.


I abandoned RssBandit, it crashed 3 times in 10 minutes when I was trying to organize my feed. (nothing complex, I was only moving feed between folder) Dissapointed

Otis wrote:

So I went for Omea Reader (now v2.0), the freebee version. Works OK. there are a lot of rss readers indeed, but almost all suck bigtime or are too specific or work only with 10 feeds or so.


I switched to Omea Reader, it seem fast and stable Regular Smiley

Thanks, Max
alexdresko (User)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 14:56:19.
Otis wrote:
You like using Outlook? Shocked Regular Smiley

Outlook is the single BEST program in the world besides VisualStudio and LLBLGen (Of course). Regular Smiley

My life pretty much depends on Outlook!


swallace (User)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 15:06:55.
Otis wrote:
You like using Outlook? Shocked Regular Smiley

It's true! I also like Zwiebeck, mayonnaise, and Neil Diamond.

Ok, not really, but I do like Outlook. Flame me if you like, but it's a reliable and functional application. It's an interface that, because of the ubiquity of Office, everyone understands, and, even though it's a resource hog, it packs a log of functionality into a tiny workspace.

Many, many moons ago Microsoft was working on a test operating system called 'Cairo,' which ultimately came to nothing. However, for that OS they did studies of functional interfaces, and the original design for the shell of Cairo was picked up by the office team and become the version of Outlook we see today. Love it or hate it, at one time it was destined to be the primary Windows shell interface.

The Outlook in Office 2007 doesn't go far enough in implementing the great new ribbon bar, but it does clear some screen real estate by allowing the collapse of the left-hand folders. It also cleans up some annoyances, improves the calendar, and looks cleaner.

My compaint so far with it's RSS abilities is that I can't upload/download the RSS state between home and work like I can with RssBandit. This is a great feature, and I've no idea how I'll get that to work in Outlook.

alexdresko (User)   Posted on: 18-Sep-2006 19:26:17.
swallace wrote:

My compaint so far with it's RSS abilities is that I can't upload/download the RSS state between home and work like I can with RssBandit. This is a great feature, and I've no idea how I'll get that to work in Outlook.


It's pretty easy to write Outlook plug-ins with VSTO now.. REMARKABLY easy, in fact! Also, VSTO for Office 2007 just came out a day or two ago. Regular Smiley


swallace (User)   Posted on: 19-Sep-2006 01:26:57.
alexdresko wrote:
swallace wrote:

My compaint so far with it's RSS abilities is that I can't upload/download the RSS state between home and work like I can with RssBandit. This is a great feature, and I've no idea how I'll get that to work in Outlook.


It's pretty easy to write Outlook plug-ins with VSTO now.. REMARKABLY easy, in fact! Also, VSTO for Office 2007 just came out a day or two ago. Regular Smiley

I'll give it a look, thanks.
pilotboba (User)   Posted on: 19-Sep-2006 16:13:27.
Ok,

I'll put my two cents in here and recommend FeedDemon. It is NOT free, but it isn't to expensive. I actually go a license via a Newsgator account... but, I don't think they include it any more. I think there is a free, 90 day trial.

One of the best things about it is that it uses the Newsgator Sync platform so if you have multiple computers all of your read flags are synced between the computers. You can get a free newsgator account to do the syncing.

Also, it has "never" crashed on me.

BOb


mihies (User)   Posted on: 26-Sep-2006 15:00:59.
I reverted back to RssBandit (from OmeaReader) because the later is messing posts and the issue isn't fixed for more than a month now (apparently)
MattWoberts (User)   Posted on: 26-Sep-2006 17:29:14.
I used SharpReader for ages, then swicthed to OmeaReader, which I always found nicer.

I recently re-installed windows (a defrag broke my hard disk!) and haven't yet put anything on, but I might just stick with "Sage" in firefox, its very light and simple.....



mikeg22 (User)   Posted on: 27-Sep-2006 19:49:40.
What do you all use a RSS reader for? Is it just a more convenient way to read RSS enabled web pages? Sorry, I'm new to this technology Confused
Rhywun (User)   Posted on: 28-Sep-2006 00:00:56.
I use bloglines.com, because I run Windows at work and Macintosh at home... I just tried google reader and it confused the heck out of me. I can't stand mixing items from different sources & I didn't see any way to turn that off. Anyway bloglines is pretty nice for my needs.

mikeg22, I use feeds to keep track of the news. They let you mark items you want to save & look at later. Very handy especially if your following comments and don't want the items you're interested in to get buried by new stuff.


pilotboba (User)   Posted on: 28-Sep-2006 16:00:12.
Rhywun wrote:
I use bloglines.com, because I run Windows at work and Macintosh at home... I just tried google reader and it confused the heck out of me. I can't stand mixing items from different sources & I didn't see any way to turn that off. Anyway bloglines is pretty nice for my needs.

mikeg22, I use feeds to keep track of the news. They let you mark items you want to save & look at later. Very handy especially if your following comments and don't want the items you're interested in to get buried by new stuff.


You could also check out the Newsgator products. They have a windows UI reader, FeedDemon, and a Mac reader (don't recall the name) and the Newsgator Online Reader. The great thing is that you can sync your feeds and read status amoung all three readers. You can also designate feeds that you only read in certain locations if you want.

BOb
Rhywun (User)   Posted on: 28-Sep-2006 16:53:27.
pilotboba wrote:
You could also check out the Newsgator products.


The online reader looks nice. But I think the clients are overkill for my needs.

(later...)

OK, I still find Bloglines better than Newsgator Online. The interface is cleaner, and more importantly, I like the way it handles mark-as-new & mark-as-read better.


hlesesne (User)   Posted on: 29-Sep-2006 05:09:47.
Just today, Google released their new version of Google Reader. It's better than anything else out there (IMHO)!

http://reader.google.com

Hal
Otis (LLBLGen Pro Team)   Posted on: 29-Sep-2006 11:02:19.
Hal, I agree, this indeed looks very promissing. great tip Regular Smiley (for the times when I'm on the road Regular Smiley)

mihies (User)   Posted on: 29-Sep-2006 11:15:56.
Yup, Google did it again.
Rhywun (User)   Posted on: 29-Sep-2006 16:16:34.
hlesesne wrote:
Just today, Google released their new version of Google Reader. It's better than anything else out there (IMHO)!


Wow, this is nice. Much better than the old one.


Max (User)   Posted on: 13-Dec-2006 09:11:39.
Omea Pro is now free Regular SmileyRegular SmileyRegular SmileyRegular SmileyRegular Smiley

http://www.jetbrains.com/omea/index.html

here you can download the appz and get a free license.
http://www.jetbrains.com/omea/download/download.html
Rhywun (User)   Posted on: 13-Dec-2006 21:09:34.
Max wrote:
Omea Pro is now free


Hm... I wonder why?? Well, I wouldn't expect any more work on it Regular Smiley

Anyway I'm very happy with Google Reader now, especially since I use Mac at home - a web solution is best for me.