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FeedDemon -- Google Reader Friendly RSS Reader for Windows

Google Reader is probably the most popular RSS Feed Reader around. It allows you to follow RSS news feeds from your favorite web site in one place. And you can access Google Reader from any computer. Some people, however, prefer to use a RSS Reader program on their computer as these programs generally provide features that online RSS Readers -- like Google Reader -- do not.

The free FeedDemon client allows you to combine the best of both worlds. You can have the power of an RSS Reader program that runs on your computer and still use Google Reader when you need to, only seeing new items ion both locations. This is possible because Feed Demon 3.0 will sync with Good Reader. This even allows you to use FeedDemon at home and at work and keep the two copies of FeedDemon in sync so you need have to wade through the same "new" items again.

The major features of FeedDemon 3.0 are:

* Google Reader synchronization: Use FeedDemon at home, at your office, or anywhere you go and keep your feeds, tags and shared items synched between locations.
* Sharing: FeedDemon’s simple single-click sharing lets your friends subscribe to a feed of your favorite articles.
* Tagging: Assign your own keywords to items, making it easy to classify and locate articles you've previously read.
* Watches: Tell FeedDemon to let you know when your keywords appear in any feed you’re subscribed to.
* Search Feed: Get alerted when your keywords appear in any feed, regardless of whether you’re subscribed to it.
* Podcasts: Let FeedDemon automatically download audio files and copy them to your iPod or other media device.

FeedDemon is formerly commercial product that was released as freeware. It's a nice program, although I personally prefer GreatNews on Windows and Liferea on Linux. Neither of these programs will sync with Google Reader, however.

Rating: 4.0
Operating System: Windows XP or later with IE 7 or later installed
License: Freeware
Price: Free
Version Tested: 3.0
Web Site: http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/Default.aspx



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