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February 19, 2004

My Rss Reader

Ok, so I hate to pay for an RSS Reader at this point in the technology. It is not clear to me what the value added over parsing a standard XML feed is. I gotta try a bunch to figure out if there is anything worth paying for. I did not install NewsGator because it was only a trial that required payment soon. I prefer a totally free thing now. So I moved on to RSSReader. Installed without a hitch. It was a bit tricky figuring out what URL to point it at. After a couple trips to the Movable Type support site, I figured out that the standard is point to your index.rdf file. It would be nice if the reader just figured that out for you. Tell it which blogging tool you are using and it can figure out where the standard stuff should be. I have been using it for a couple days and it seems fine. Things I would like:

- A unified view of all new posts. Not have to navigate by blog through posts.
- Easier hook-up to blogs
- A search box that searches the entier blogsphere.
- Read in OUtlook
- have on-line clientless access

I guess NewsGator does much of the above. I guess that is what you get when you pay for something. I will try that one next.

Posted by Martin at February 19, 2004 2:52 PM

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Try www.pluck.com....

Posted by: Jim at February 20, 2004 3:50 AM

FeedDemon kicks ass. No I am not associated with it.

Posted by: Nivi at February 29, 2004 5:56 PM

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