I have finally switched from Newsgator to FeedDemon!

FeedsI 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:

  1. Great look and feel
  2. River of news
  3. Ability to only show unread folders
  4. Great support for folders generally (this is my list of folders)
  5. Ability to easily toggle views (full, excerpts, headlines) and filters (read, unread etc)
  6. Ability to aggregate posts for a set of feeds in a folder into a river of news
  7. Good integration with FeedStation for downloading Podcasts, either automatically or on demand
  8. Works well on my three machines, with NewsGator being used server side to keep all three in sync
  9. 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

  1. Search folders in Outlook are more powerful
  2. 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.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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