FeedDemon 4.5 for Windows

by Bradbury Software, LLC

Avg. Rating 4.0 (510 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.9 MB
License Adware
Operating System Windows 7/8/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 32,369
Publisher Bradbury Software, LLC
Homepage FeedDemon

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v4.5 on Jun 20, 2013

FeedDemon has been discontinued but its developer released one last version which is free, contains no ads and has all the features of FeedDemon Pro. For more info:

http://nickbradbury.com/...on-is-here-and-its-free/

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v4.5 on Jun 19, 2013

This was good back in the day.

The new king is:

https://code.google.com/p/quite-rss/

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v4.1.0.0 on 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.]

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v4.0.0.11 Pre-Release on 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.

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.0.0.7 Pre-Release on 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)

Lare2

Lare2 reviewed v3.5.0.0 Pre-Release on 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 ?

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v3.1.0.30 on 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.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v3.0.0.39 Pre-Release on Sep 23, 2009

Ok after a few days of using version 3, I had considered paying the $10 to get rid of the ads.

Then I thought about it, and I determined that the only significant update to 3.0 compared to 2.7 (the last version without ads), is that it can sync with Google Reader...which I don't use. Other than that, its just visual clean-up and tweaks (i dont even think there's been a single change to the options menu)

So...back to 2.7, and they don't get my $10.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v3.0.0.38 Pre-Release on Sep 19, 2009

Decided to try the latest release. Was surprised to see that they added an option to buy a serial number to remove the ads!!!!!

This makes me happy!

However then I found out that all of us who spent $30 to buy FeedDemon in the past (before it was freeware) now get the shaft and have to spend another $10.

This makes me sad!

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.0.0.38 Pre-Release on Sep 19, 2009

Evidently either part or perhaps all of TomasF's brain has been freezer-burned by too much exposure to the icy, technologically-challenged frozen wastes of Scandinavia. I have a netbook, two desktops and a work laptop which all run Greatnews and all have up-to-date feeds. And, shock horror, I don't use Google Reader for any of it. Incidentally, Greatnews has never crashed for me in about two years of use, which gives it a one-nil lead over FD (blows party kazoo)

Ironically, Greatnews (despite its annoyingly stalled development) still seems to get marginally better and better by comparison with Feeddemon each time a new FD is released.

Final nail in TomasF's argument: play an 11-letter word against anyone with even moderate Scrabble skill and you'll get dominated before you've even had time to start chuckling. I'll keep checking back on this program since for some reason I still have faith they'll get the adware out of it and earn another rating star in the process. A bit more faith than the faith I have that TomasF will get some sort of clue before this decade is out..

(places final letter on Scrabble board and flicks over TomasF's tile rack with his index finger)

Avg. Rating 4.0 (510 votes)
Your Rating
smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v4.5 on Jun 20, 2013

FeedDemon has been discontinued but its developer released one last version which is free, contains no ads and has all the features of FeedDemon Pro. For more info:

http://nickbradbury.com/...on-is-here-and-its-free/

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v4.5 on Jun 19, 2013

This was good back in the day.

The new king is:

https://code.google.com/p/quite-rss/

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v4.1.0.0 on 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.]

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v4.0.0.11 Pre-Release on 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.

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.0.0.7 Pre-Release on 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)

Lare2

Lare2 reviewed v3.5.0.0 Pre-Release on 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 ?

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v3.1.0.30 on 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.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v3.0.0.39 Pre-Release on Sep 23, 2009

Ok after a few days of using version 3, I had considered paying the $10 to get rid of the ads.

Then I thought about it, and I determined that the only significant update to 3.0 compared to 2.7 (the last version without ads), is that it can sync with Google Reader...which I don't use. Other than that, its just visual clean-up and tweaks (i dont even think there's been a single change to the options menu)

So...back to 2.7, and they don't get my $10.

JeremyGNJ

JeremyGNJ reviewed v3.0.0.38 Pre-Release on Sep 19, 2009

Decided to try the latest release. Was surprised to see that they added an option to buy a serial number to remove the ads!!!!!

This makes me happy!

However then I found out that all of us who spent $30 to buy FeedDemon in the past (before it was freeware) now get the shaft and have to spend another $10.

This makes me sad!

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.0.0.38 Pre-Release on Sep 19, 2009

Evidently either part or perhaps all of TomasF's brain has been freezer-burned by too much exposure to the icy, technologically-challenged frozen wastes of Scandinavia. I have a netbook, two desktops and a work laptop which all run Greatnews and all have up-to-date feeds. And, shock horror, I don't use Google Reader for any of it. Incidentally, Greatnews has never crashed for me in about two years of use, which gives it a one-nil lead over FD (blows party kazoo)

Ironically, Greatnews (despite its annoyingly stalled development) still seems to get marginally better and better by comparison with Feeddemon each time a new FD is released.

Final nail in TomasF's argument: play an 11-letter word against anyone with even moderate Scrabble skill and you'll get dominated before you've even had time to start chuckling. I'll keep checking back on this program since for some reason I still have faith they'll get the adware out of it and earn another rating star in the process. A bit more faith than the faith I have that TomasF will get some sort of clue before this decade is out..

(places final letter on Scrabble board and flicks over TomasF's tile rack with his index finger)

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v3.0.0.36 Pre-Release on Sep 15, 2009

Excellent program!
Keeps getting better every time!

Thanks!

TomasF

TomasF reviewed v3.0.0.34 Pre-Release on Sep 8, 2009

I absolutely agree with dhry. After all, who in this day and age would use *more than one* computer!?
And it's completely laughable to think that someone who follows enough feeds to use a dedicated reader would want to keep up to date on feeds on say, a work computer, home computer, and maybe a netbook on the road and still enjoy the benefits of a desktop app.
And I completely agree that the fact that the synchronization vehicle allows you to access your feeds from any other web enabled device should you not have any of your systems around should be held against it. It obviously lessens the value of the solution. You know, the same way Bloglines integration in Greatnews does...

Oh yeah, since most commenters on bn obviously aren't playing with a full deck; I'm being sarcastic. It's a word, look it up (11 scrabble points)

dhry

dhry reviewed v3.0.0.27 Pre-Release on Aug 20, 2009

And while we're on the topic of calling things ridiculous, I think it's pretty ridiculous to call out the fact of an RSS reader *not* synchronizing with ANOTHER RSS READER as being a dealbreaker. WTH? If you use Google Reader, use Google Reader. If you use FeedDemon, use FeedDemon. Anyway, still 2 stars on this one. GreatNews continues to reign supreme, despite the inability to synchronize with something that you don't actually need to use because you're using GreatNews instead yeah. (grabs two paper plates, puts a slice of pizza on one, another slice of pizza on the other, then carries them carefully to both of his TV trays so he can eat while watching two TVs at the same time)

alanpalmer

alanpalmer reviewed v3.0.0.27 Pre-Release on Aug 19, 2009

I saw a couple of puffs for GreatNews so I took a look at its capabilities. The obvious thing missing is synchronisation. FeedDemon can synchronise your feeds, originally with NewsGator, now with Google Reader. That alone makes it the best Windows feed reader.

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed v3.0.0.24 RC3 on Jul 19, 2009

Adware is simply unacceptable.

If adware is praised with five star reviews, rest assured, it will flourish.

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. (In this case, GreatNews).

If adware is not used it will cease to exist.

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