FeedDemon enables you to quickly explore the world of RSS from your desktop without having to visit hundreds of sites. Written by Nick Bradbury, creator of TopStyle and HomeSite, it makes RSS as easy to access as your email. Thousands of web sites offer their content as RSS newsfeeds.
- Removed: Sharing features that relied on Google Reader (here's why)
- Added: "Most Visited" and "Recently Closed" added to new tab page
- Added: "Photo Strip" newspaper style (Pro version only)
- Added: Improved relevancy of recommended articles
- Added: Ctr+0 shortcut to return the embedded browser to normal (100%) zoom
- Changed: Improved initial startup time
- Changed: Hiding all buttons on a toolbar now hides the toolbar itself
- Changed: FeedDemon now asks whether to assign feeds to a content filter after creating it
- Fixed: Sporadic crashes showing context menus after upgrading to IE9
- Fixed: Potential nuisance flaw in feed preview which could allow external feed to display popups (hat tip to JPCERT/CC for reporting this flaw)
- Fixed: "My Stream" doesn't update when FeedDemon isn't the active application and the stream is not undocked
- Fixed: Dragging a feed into another folder doesn't re-sort the destination folder
- Fixed: Longer URLs in the address bar appear beneath feed and share icons
- Fixed: Spurious "new items received" message when viewing all unread items
- Fixed: Auto-downloading of enclosures enabled in v3 causes Lite v4 to open enclosures in browser
- Fixed: Flicker caused by images of people you follow when unread/starred counts are updated on subscription home page
- Fixed: Tray icon still indicates unread articles if update is cancelled and all articles have been read
- Fixed: Updating a single folder may fail if a previous folder update was cancelled
- Fixed: Links in the stream browser are opened in an external browser if they use target="_blank"
- Fixed: Watches fail to group articles by their source feed when grouping by feed in Surfer style
- Fixed: Incorrect display of Twitter search feeds in "My Stream"
- Fixed: Incorrect date grouping in news item list
- Fixed: Unicode characters may cause "Find New Feeds" to fail in certain locales
- Fixed: Leading spaces in article links cause them to fail when opened in external IE7/IE8
- Fixed: "Send to Twitter" no longer works
- Fixed: "Send to Delicious" no longer works
- Fixed: FeedDemon fails to login to Google Apps accounts that use same email address as "normal" Google account
- Fixed: YouTube and Vimeo HTML5 videos fail to appear in FeedDemon's newspaper
- Fixed: Feed preview launches external browser for embedded videos in feeds
- Fixed: Buttons obscured in feed selection dialog when using font size other than default
- Removed: "Enable transitions" removed from the Appearance tab in Options (due to compatibility issues with IE9)
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (May 17, 2012)
It's impossible to believe this garbage software is still being developed. I am, to be frank, stunned.
[Closed Fileforum and goes back to Feedly.]
Reviewing 220.127.116.11 Pre-Release (Nov 20, 2010)
An excellent newsreader. I've tried all sorts, and they all seem to have glitches or use huge amounts of ram. This one just gets on with it. Has tons of features that someone must use but I don't. The Google Reader integration seems clever, basically using Google in the background to do all the fetching etc. It always seemed to me that readers that work directly become very processor intensive whenever they're downloading.
Some people moan about the adware aspect of this reader, but it's just a square area in the corner that displays an ad that changes very rarely. Not the slightest bit distracting.
Reviewing 18.104.22.168 Pre-Release (Nov 8, 2010)
Well, I've spent several months playing real games with real people, like Operation and Candy Land for example, and I haven't gotten into a childish fight on the internet for almost a year now (hooray!), but I *still* for some reason can't seem to comprehend the fact that an 11-letter-word is always going to be different than an 11-POINT-word, even if all 11 letters are single-point letters. There HAS to be something I'm missing. I'll keep looking, but in the meantime, this program continues to suck. As does feedly.com when compared to GreatNews. (squeezes bike horn a couple of times and pedals off on a unicycle)
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 Pre-Release (Sep 10, 2010)
This use to be a great program. I paid for it back in the days, then they went freeware, and now payware again...... really ?
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Jun 11, 2010)
FeedDemon was once, in my opinion, the "leader of the pack" for desktop RSS reader solutions. Like many here, I even coughed up 30 clams to register it when it (first) went Ad/Shareware. It's clear, however, that development has essentially stalled on this once excellent app, and the fact that it has swung back to Freeware then back again to Ad/Shareware is offensive and dishonest.
These days, I prefer using Feedly.com (a Firefox, Chrome and, now, Safari extension) for my RSS reading, and I love it.
PS - Bags and bags of FAIL for @dhry: "11-point" word =/= "11-letter" word. If this clown spent more time playing real games with real people, and less time getting into childish fights on the internet, he might just be able to comprehend the difference.
Ultimately it is the user that determines the success of adware. There is no program that is so good an acceptable alternative cannot be found. If adware is not used it will cease to exist.
The ads are pretty discreet, I'm still happy with it for now. Whether the ads will always be so discreet, time will tell.