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Author Topic: GreatNews RSS Reader  (Read 17863 times)

zridling

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GreatNews RSS Reader
« on: July 08, 2005, 06:24:02 AM »
Always on the lookout for good new software, and found GreatNews RSS Reader just before going to bed this morning — Wow! It's fast, free, lightweight, and on the way to being really good. I wish it had more features right now, but the author reminds everyone not to panic and constantly asks for feedback. I've been looking for a replacement for FeedDemon now that Nick Bradbury sold out to NewsGator and turned it into subscriptionware. (I will never pay for subscription-based software!)

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005, 08:22:59 AM »
Am I the only one who uses WebSite-Watcher as an RSS reader?  It makes sense to me for an RSS reader to have change the notification features of WSW.

I tried using Thunderbird as an RSS reader for awhile, but it would need ten promotions to get to "suck".
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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005, 03:08:07 PM »
I LOVE Website-Watcher and I noticed new RSS features there, but I've never tried them. I use it to hunt for program updates. Thanks Scott, now you just ruined my afternoon! (I'll spend it playing with Website-Watcher and RSS feeds now.)  :)

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 10:54:34 AM »
I just went over to Newsgator and discovered that they released version 2.0 of FeedDemon yesterday, and have changed their subscription models also.  I've donwloaded it and it really is nice - but I'm still not sure yet whether it's $29.95 better than GreatNews!

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 05:30:33 PM »
Does GreatNews have FeedDemon's autowatches and channel newspaper views? Those two are FD's strongest features IMHO.. and I wouldn't be without them. I stlil have to check out AlertBear. I can't stop dreaming of the ultimate RSS reader... a merging of FeedDemon and AlertBear... oh boy.

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 07:44:23 PM »


Not to be a thread Nazi,
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=1976.0

Dupe 8)
No Digg, ;D
Just kidding.


I am actually thinking about using it though,i've never been into rss/atom feeds til of late,my bookmarks
are getting out of control and it makes good sense.

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 02:58:33 AM »
Moerl: yes, it does have newspaper views, which I consider essential - and I think it has autowatches, though that's not functionality that I use right now: I prefer to manually update, since I'm on a dial-up broadband and not always-on, and I like to choose when my machine is connected.  I've switched over to FeedDemon to test it properly for a few weeks, but so far - nice as it is - I'm not seeing $29.95 worth of superiority over GreatNews.

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006, 11:11:54 PM »
I must say, I have been using opera's rss reader more and more. Although, I think I am going to switch to great news. I've used it in the past, it is a great program, and it has more customizability on views than opera's does.

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 05:12:21 AM »
It really makes feeds easy to read, that's for sure.

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Re: GreatNews RSS Reader
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006, 11:43:57 PM »
As far as readers that integrate into your browser, I would have to say the Sage extension for Firefox is about the best.

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Major Features:
* Reads RSS (2.0, 1.0, 0.9x) and Atom feeds
* Feed Discovery
* Integrates with Firefox's bookmark storage and Live Bookmarks
* Imports and exports OPML feed lists
* Newspaper feed rendering customizable via style sheets
* Technorati and RSS search engine integration
* Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Swedish locale support
* Simple, one step install / uninstall

After installation, there are four ways to access Sage in Firefox:
* Menu selection, Tools -> Sage
* Menu selection, View -> Sidebar -> Sage
* Keyboard shortcut, Alt-S
* Toolbar button, View -> Toolbars -> Customize, drag the Sage icon to the toolbar