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Download of the Day: Feed Demon Beta

Best RSS News Aggregator
By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Apr 17, 2009 1:55 am

Our Download of the Day today is Feed Demon Beta.


Looking for a great way to view and manage your RSS feeds from your desktop? Look no further than FeedDemon, the most popular Windows RSS reader.
The easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to stay informed with the latest news and information. You can completely customize the way feeds are organized and displayed and set up custom news watches based on keywords. You can even download podcasts and audio files and have them show up on your portable audio device.


In addition, FeedDemon now synchronizes with NewsGator Online and the rest of the NewsGator RSS Suite. The software is pre-configured with dozens of feeds, so you can unleash the power of RSS right away.


From version, FeedDemon is freeware.


- Newspaper format for easy reading
- Search channels to discover relevant feeds
- Automatic synchronization with other NewsGator readers
- Built-in podcast receiver to download audio files to iPods


Download of the Day: Feed Demon Beta


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version Beta


* Added: Numerous performance, memory and CPU usage improvements
* Added: Improved handling of database-related problems
* Added: "Manage Cache" now reports amount of database fragmentation (useful for those who want to know when it's time to compact)


* Changed: Subscription report reduced to two columns
* Changed: "Delete" icon now always appears in clippings newspaper
* Changed: Freeze detection removed (caused more harm than good)
* Changed: Maximum connections in connection settings now enforces a max of eight connections (more connections than that often resulted in timeouts and other problems)


* Fixed: Synched Twitter feeds don't show profile picture
* Fixed: Automatic feed update still attempted when working offline
* Fixed: Middle-click opens item in new tab but fails to mark it as read in the newspaper
* Fixed: "Mark all watches as read" takes far too long
* Fixed: Read states aren't synched after returning from offline mode
* Fixed: Dinosaurs report doesn't always show the year of the last post
* Fixed: Excerpts of item descriptions which end with are incorrectly clipped
* Fixed: Duplicate titles in "Popular in My Subscriptions" section of subscription report
* Fixed: Thumbnails don't collapse in "Blue Vista" style
* Fixed: "Search Subscriptions" fragments FeedDemon's database



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