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RSS Guard 3.5.5 Updated

billon on 20 Nov 2017
  • 128MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by smaragdus

RSS Guard is a customizable, skinnable feed reader with a tabbed interface. It can fetch the most known feed formats, including RSS/RDF and ATOM and store them in a nested list, keyboard shortcuts, notification settings, gesture support and more.

Cross-platform, supporting a wide array of operating systems (Linux, OS X, *BSD and more).

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System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: All custom dependencies are packed in the archive. If user wants to use MySQL backend, then he/she has to have MySQL server running.
Stealth: ? Yes. (You have to check the option to remove the Trolltech registry keys, in Tools/Settings/General).
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch rssguard.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
Similar/alternative apps: QuiteRSS, GreatNews, FeedReader, NFReader
What's new? See:
https://github.com/martinrotter/rssguard/releases
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ozziguy on 2017-01-26 12:21

Note that v3.3.7 does not support XP anymore because QT5 does not support it

Anybody using XP must go back to v3.3.5

webfork on 2017-09-11 04:07

@billon: Good catch. The developer appears to have followed up with a 7zip version.

webfork on 2017-10-25 21:12

@billon: good catch, I've notified Andrew. In the meantime just put it in the 32-bit box.

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SideSlide v4.0.01 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Nov 2017
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by risk

SideSlide is a desktop extension that docks to any screen edge. It allows you to store your favorite RSS feeds, shortcuts to files/folders/URLs, notes, reminders etc. in "containers" that you can arrange, shrink and fold in the workspace. You can also drag-and-drop text/images from your web browser to the workspace to create web snippets.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: To display RSS feeds on the systems earlier then Windows XP SP3, you must have Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 installed.
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SideSlide.exe.
What's new? See:
http://www.northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html
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joby_toss on 2013-03-30 05:18

The file is hosted by MajorGeeks.com. Link changed.

klangenfarben on 2013-04-01 12:26

Thanks joby_toss, got it now. Will comment when I get a chance to take it for a spin.

Midas on 2014-06-03 15:54

SideSlide v3.5.40 released (changelog: http://www.northglide.com/sideslide_changelog.html)

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QuiteRSS v0.18.8 Updated

billon on 24 Aug 2017
  • 100MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by lautrepay

QuiteRSS is an RSS/Atom news feeds reader with an easy-to-use, multi-tabbed layout and embedded browser. The program includes the ability to tag feeds with different labels, share via social networks, perform search operations, delete the selected news, as well as import/export feeds (OPML-files). Views are filtered by date, unread, read, or starred items.

The program has a Webkit core that includes Adblock and ClickToFlash (manual Flash controls).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux and BSD. Alternatively, QuiteRSS Portable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuiteRSS.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new? Added:
  • Share. Reddit, Instapaper.
Changed:
  • SQLite 3.20.0.
  • Displaying icon in system tray.
Fixed:
  • Copying folder properties when adding feed.
  • Duplicated news without headings.
  • Application crash when open browser tab and layout switching.
  • Sometimes regular expressions in filters did not work.
  • Some content links of the news description has no "http" schema.
  • "Show Unread" news filter was not working.
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wagner reatto on 2017-01-02 12:18

Excellent app, very easy to set up. I use it instead of feedly now.

Peter202 on 2017-03-25 08:52

Is it possible to increase the font size? It's too small.

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Desktop Ticker v1.11

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 400KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Desktop Ticker is a web feed aggregator program that is RSS and Atom-compatible, allowing you to keep an eye on the latest news from your favorite websites.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DotNET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DesktopTicker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RSS Guard
What's new?
  • Text and image files can now be added to the feed list.
  • Items can be hidden from the ticker.
  • Color scheme can match title bar color on Windows 8.
  • RSS icon is displayed in the same colour as the text.
  • Switched to time based scrolling and added 30/60Hz switch.
  • Ticker size now adjusts for high DPI displays.
  • Added support for .NET 4.0.
  • Fix for crash when closing the application whilst feeds are loading.
  • Fix for System.Web errors.
  • Reduced connection timeout to 15 seconds.
  • Items can be hidden without viewing by holding down the Control key whilst clicking.
  • Animated GIF images can now animate.
  • The ticker can now be scrolled using the mouse wheel.
  • Option added to show buttons allowing the ticker to jump to the next or previous feed.
  • Added options to indicate gain or loss on stock symbols.
  • Added connection timeout settings to the configuration file.
  • Minor bug fixes.

NFReader v1.4.3.0

Emka on 6 Dec 2014
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gaijin

NFReader is a simple newsfeed reader with text or HTML view, ability to minimize to tray, and open news items in a default or specified browser. Supports RSS, Atom and RDF, as well as import/export of OPML files.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NFReader.exe.
What's new? several smaller changes and fixes
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[r4] on 2009-11-20 06:11

Just to inform you -- it can be easily run under Windows 98 SE. Maybe it's worth adding here for people like me, who still use it?

Anonymous on 2010-11-17 16:54

I really dislike the way it forces you to only update feeds every 15 mins, and keeps nagging to set the update period to an hour. I follow many feeds which update quickly and 15 mins simply isn't fast enough. Apart from that, I'd give this program 5 stars but as it is, I give it 3 stars

billon on 2014-01-09 01:30

updated to 1.4.3

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