I have finally switched from Newsgator to FeedDemon!
I have been using NewsGator for a long time and I have always stuck with it despite using lots of different alternatives. However I have finally switched to use FeedDemon 2 which is just too slick for Outlook with an add-in to complete with. main reasons for the switch:
- Great look and feel
- River of news
- Ability to only show unread folders
- Great support for folders generally (this is my list of folders)
- Ability to easily toggle views (full, excerpts, headlines) and filters (read, unread etc)
- Ability to aggregate posts for a set of feeds in a folder into a river of news
- Good integration with FeedStation for downloading Podcasts, either automatically or on demand
- Works well on my three machines, with NewsGator being used server side to keep all three in sync
- I have been playing with Outlook 2007 and its built in reader and I just could not see myself sticking with using Outlook in the long term, as my business email client is Lotus Notes, so I also switched to Thunderbird for my personal email
Things I miss
- Search folders in Outlook are more powerful
- Flags are more powerful but I hardly ever use them, I prefer to use Maxthon Groups, ie posts I want to keep I open in Maxthon, read and add to a Group. Later if I want to work through my blog posting ideas, I open up my “to blog” group in Maxthon.