GreatNews 1.0 Build 386 Beta for Windows

by Curio Studio

Avg. Rating 4.3 (102 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,485
Publisher Curio Studio
Homepage GreatNews

Publisher's Description

GreatNews is a powerful RSS reader emphasising on usability. "Full-page" display makes RSS articles as easy to read as on newspaper. It can synchronize with Bloglines.

Latest Reviews

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.0 Build 384 Beta on Feb 27, 2009

Thought it might compare to feedreeder but it just can't for one simple reason. Feeedreeder will allow you to have a direct connection and not just default browser settings like great news which seems to take a lot of memory while it's at it.
Nfreader IS portable and so far works perfect. Greatnews gives me those lame IE script errors when I use it. Might as well use IE itself.

dhry

dhry reviewed v1.0 Build 384 Beta on Feb 22, 2009

The absolute best RSS feed reader out there. Better than FeedDemon. Only problem is the author appears to have abandoned development, which is typical of so many fine programs (such as WinDates). Incidentally, build 385 is out (http://curiostudio.com/f...opic.php?f=2&t=2889)

PS: Does anyone know what "direct connection" versus "default browser settings" actually means? (looks at review above)

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Jan 27, 2008

The best feedreader out there, next to FeedDemon. Low processor usage and low memory usage(around 35MBs). Loads up my 50 feeds, that usually have a lot of images, quickly. Also going from feed to feed is smooth, with no or very little pausing. Also has multiple CSS style views that each look nice in their own way. As pleasant or more pleasant than the FeedDemon CSS styles.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Oct 24, 2007

This program has a hard disk activity rate that is way too high for a news reader. Swapping to another category requires intensive thrashing of your hard disk. 3/5 until this is resolved.

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Oct 23, 2007

Easy, fast, well-designed, and remains free. I freakin' love it.

stisev

stisev reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 381 on Apr 8, 2007

Interested by Todd 13's comment, I decided to try Omea Reader. Besides, it's good to keep an open mind.

Omea reader turns out to suck, hard. Todd, you must be on some hard drugs to think Omea reader even comes close to Greatnews. What are you thinking!?

The truth is, GreatNews is the best RSS reader out there - free or not. I LOVE the fact that it saves ALLL of my settings inside of the folder. I really appreciate that aspect.

I've tried ALL of the RSS readers mentioned/found for Windows. Here's my ranking

1) GreatNews (free, less features, PORTABLE)
2) FeedDemon (NOT free, more features, NOT portable

Zebbie79

Zebbie79 reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 379 on Feb 6, 2007

It's great freeware, but I don't like the cleanup function. I want to be able to select several feed items and delete them. So I use FeedDemon instead.

girts

girts reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 379 on Jan 31, 2007

It is excellent. I am using it lots of weeks and it is fastest rss redear which I had seen before.

Thanks author for such excellent product.
I am giving for it 8 stars.

stisev

stisev reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 376 on Dec 12, 2006

Excellent news reader. Best free one out there.

I chose FeedDemon though because it has more features like:

1) Multiple entry selecting/highlighting
2) Ability to view news in COLUMNS vs Rows (good for widescreen monitors)
3) A little bit more configurability

Still, excellent reader!

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 376 on Dec 7, 2006

could be better. unfortunately lacks vital features, like select more lines for deletion. customization also needs some tweaking.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (102 votes)
Your Rating
anomoly

anomoly reviewed v1.0 Build 384 Beta on Feb 27, 2009

Thought it might compare to feedreeder but it just can't for one simple reason. Feeedreeder will allow you to have a direct connection and not just default browser settings like great news which seems to take a lot of memory while it's at it.
Nfreader IS portable and so far works perfect. Greatnews gives me those lame IE script errors when I use it. Might as well use IE itself.

dhry

dhry reviewed v1.0 Build 384 Beta on Feb 22, 2009

The absolute best RSS feed reader out there. Better than FeedDemon. Only problem is the author appears to have abandoned development, which is typical of so many fine programs (such as WinDates). Incidentally, build 385 is out (http://curiostudio.com/f...opic.php?f=2&t=2889)

PS: Does anyone know what "direct connection" versus "default browser settings" actually means? (looks at review above)

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Jan 27, 2008

The best feedreader out there, next to FeedDemon. Low processor usage and low memory usage(around 35MBs). Loads up my 50 feeds, that usually have a lot of images, quickly. Also going from feed to feed is smooth, with no or very little pausing. Also has multiple CSS style views that each look nice in their own way. As pleasant or more pleasant than the FeedDemon CSS styles.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Oct 24, 2007

This program has a hard disk activity rate that is way too high for a news reader. Swapping to another category requires intensive thrashing of your hard disk. 3/5 until this is resolved.

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 383 on Oct 23, 2007

Easy, fast, well-designed, and remains free. I freakin' love it.

stisev

stisev reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 381 on Apr 8, 2007

Interested by Todd 13's comment, I decided to try Omea Reader. Besides, it's good to keep an open mind.

Omea reader turns out to suck, hard. Todd, you must be on some hard drugs to think Omea reader even comes close to Greatnews. What are you thinking!?

The truth is, GreatNews is the best RSS reader out there - free or not. I LOVE the fact that it saves ALLL of my settings inside of the folder. I really appreciate that aspect.

I've tried ALL of the RSS readers mentioned/found for Windows. Here's my ranking

1) GreatNews (free, less features, PORTABLE)
2) FeedDemon (NOT free, more features, NOT portable

Zebbie79

Zebbie79 reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 379 on Feb 6, 2007

It's great freeware, but I don't like the cleanup function. I want to be able to select several feed items and delete them. So I use FeedDemon instead.

girts

girts reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 379 on Jan 31, 2007

It is excellent. I am using it lots of weeks and it is fastest rss redear which I had seen before.

Thanks author for such excellent product.
I am giving for it 8 stars.

stisev

stisev reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 376 on Dec 12, 2006

Excellent news reader. Best free one out there.

I chose FeedDemon though because it has more features like:

1) Multiple entry selecting/highlighting
2) Ability to view news in COLUMNS vs Rows (good for widescreen monitors)
3) A little bit more configurability

Still, excellent reader!

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 376 on Dec 7, 2006

could be better. unfortunately lacks vital features, like select more lines for deletion. customization also needs some tweaking.

atab0y

atab0y reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 374 on Sep 30, 2006

hycris, respectfully, what are you talking about? let us know when lenovo starts selling their computers for 1/8th their current price. price isn't determined by one's income with the exception of the economic law of "supply and demand". piracy can be distinguished with "asp" models. i don't see any comments on here discriminating chinese nor any other cultures.

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 374 on Sep 29, 2006

The Maxthon of RSS — GreatNews is aptly named and simply fantastic, allowing you to browse feeds with a light footprint.

stopbuggingme

stopbuggingme reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 370 on Aug 29, 2006

There is nothing better than this. It's freeware, not shareware!

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 370 on Jun 29, 2006

Still freeware as long as it remains in beta; still fantastic and customizable.

hycris

hycris reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 368 on Apr 28, 2006

proud of being written by chinese.
Please don't discrimine chinese. They are struggling.
Piracy? Coz Yankees set up a relative high fees on their software. Say your income is 1/8 and you have to pay 8 times on the computer software. Is that fair?
Differenciate price policy should be taken in China hopefully.Otherwise piracy will never distinguisted.That's the reality not a government can restricted by law.
Google is never worried about it. Coz most of its product is free.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 368 on Apr 28, 2006

When did Greatnews become Shareware?

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v1.0 Build 360 Beta on Feb 27, 2006

doesn't recognize .rdf. crashes all the time.

digitalking

digitalking reviewed v1.0 Build 360 Beta on Feb 3, 2006

This is by far the greatest RSS newsreader out there!!! The interface is easy to use, and feeds are easy to setup. The main plus to me, is it works behind a proxy!!

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v1.0 Build 358 Beta on Jan 27, 2006

This is a great news reader, the only problem I have is that when it tries to generate each page on a feed that gets 50 new links per hour, it takes a good amount of time, even on an athlon 64 w/ 1gb of ram. Perhaps there should be a LISTING ONLY view where you can click on each news link and then have it open in either a new tab or a new window in the default browser. Would be nice.

ta1kradio

ta1kradio reviewed v1.0 Build 358 Beta on Jan 27, 2006

Just tried, and will now replace RSS Bandit... it's FAST. Hope it stays freeware.

Murphy71984

Murphy71984 reviewed v1.0 Build 358 Beta on Jan 23, 2006

I've tried FeedDemon: Left.
I've tried RSS Bandit: Left.

And now I am using GreatNews RSS Reader and boy is it fast! I absolutely love it and the best thing about it: It's 100% free! FeedDemon sold out to NewsGator and it's getting bloated plus you have to pay for it. This is nice and fast and gets me my news in a nice and orderly fashion. Get it now!

SlowNeasy

SlowNeasy reviewed v1.0 Build 358 Beta on Jan 20, 2006

agree about beating FeedDemon hands down. please get rid of that shareware description, it's freeware.

offmdan

offmdan reviewed v1.0 Build 358 Beta on Jan 19, 2006

First i've ever heard of it today.
Nice!! Beats FeedDemon anytime!
Especially at the price (freeware!) :)

Kubla_Khan

Kubla_Khan reviewed v1.0 Build 357 Beta on Jan 17, 2006

Why does it say shareware. As far as I know this is totally free! And works like a charm!
If you get the zip version from their website you have a portable RSS reader for your thumbdrive, etc.
Really easy to use and great layout.

wormeyman

wormeyman reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 16, 2006

The best thing about greatnews is that is uses the SQlite library so it is incredibly fast.

Kanel

Kanel reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 15, 2006

The best feed reader out there, but if it not remains freeware I will choose another program.

dachen

dachen reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 14, 2006

It's amazingly fast. The application is very responsive even with my 300+ subscriptions!

insanept

insanept reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 14, 2006

Tried a lot of newsreaders, some were bloated, some lacked features, this one was the perfect tradeoff.

A great newsreader in constant development. Recommended :)

zridling

zridling reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 14, 2006

GreatNews has been my absolute favorite RSS reader for a year now.

yagood

yagood reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 13, 2006

Finally it's on BetaNews! Try to find better RSS reader. You'll fail. Period.

alabaster

alabaster reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 13, 2006

my favorite RSS reader for Windows!
not requires .net libraries :)

it's free!

features list: http://www.curiostudio.com/feature.html

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v1.0 Beta Build 354 on Jan 13, 2006

The best RSS reader for Windows.

BTW, it is freeware (not shareware!). V.1.0 build 356 is already available.

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