check out Rooster RSS Agent
Hmm...Rooster looks VERY interesting. I'm checking it out now. Lots of options, very lightweight, shockingly flexible! I'm going to load some feeds and try it out for a few days and see if it agrees with me.
ok, first issue. It doesn't look like it has any ability to download full articles, just the stupid rss summaries. That's my main issue with all these tools. What's the point of using these hardcore news software, when in the end, you still have to go to the actual site in the actual browser to read it? If the software can't grab the content to show within it, it loses so much value with me. Because then it just becomes a link collector pretty much. I don't need to make more work for myself by opening up a program, clicking two or three times just to send me to a website in the browser. If I wanted that, all I'd do is get a bookmark manager and start clicking each bookmark one at a time. It's really not much different.
If anyone made a reader that fulfilled 40hz' specs above, it would be hugely popular and possibly profitable. The issue I see with it is that it's stepping all over google's toes and also the website owners. They obviously don't want their articles downloadable, they want you going to their site and looking at 2 inches of article content and 6 inches of ads.
And the software with the built in browser is not much better, like website watcher. because the browser is most likely inferior to your actual browser that you have all your plugins and ad blockers and stuff worked out so the experience is well suited for you. Going back to an internal browser without those features sucks ass.
You can see my Rooster screenshot below, testing with the John August feed:A unified solution for note taking and task management
What's the point? All that wasted space because most good rss feeds have a couple lines of summary and you have to go to the website to read the full thing. So the software becomes rather useless to me.