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SideSlide v4.2.80 Updated

billon on 6 Aug 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Aug 2018
  • 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.

Category:
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:
https://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 v0.18.12 Updated

smaragdus on 1 Jul 2018
  • 101MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jul 2018
  • 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.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
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. Hacker News.
Changed:
  • Support for Qt 5.11 (Linux).
  • High DPI support.
  • SQLite 3.24.0.
Fixed:
  • Downloading feeds' icons for some feeds.

Full Change Log: https://quiterss.org/en/history
Latest comments
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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RSS Guard 3.5.6

billon on 26 Feb 2018
  • 128MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Feb 2018
  • 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).

Category:
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
Latest comments
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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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
Latest comments
vhick on 2009-04-16 15:57

i like this software alot. but there is one thing that very annoying. i cant delete the article one by one. any suggetions?

thanks...

[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

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Feed Notifier v2.6

Checker on 6 May 2013

Feed Notifier displays pop-up notifications when new items arrive in your subscribed RSS or Atom news feeds. Functions from the system tray.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch notifier.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed caching bug that caused old items to reappear for some feeds.
Latest comments
Blob on 2010-05-31 13:29

Hi, this needs a better description of how to extract.

Michael Fogleman on 2010-06-01 00:41

You can also just run the installer and copy the "C:\Program Files\Feed Notifier" folder to any other location and notifier.exe will run fine from that new location.

Michael Fogleman on 2010-06-05 19:36

I've added a "portable" (.zip) download for Feed Notifier just for you guys. Please update this entry. See: http://www.feednotifier.com/download/

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FeedRoller v0.65

Checker on 19 Mar 2013

FeedRoller is a lightweight RSS and Twitter feed ticker that shows scrolling headlines from your favorite news sites, blogs and twitter accounts, directly on your desktop.

Written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FeedRoller.exe.
What's new?
  • Added global pin hotkey and custom action to open URL.
Latest comments
ciken on 2010-05-10 06:41

nice, hope there will be feature to not display the feed that already shown

ikke on 2010-09-27 22:20

Too bad, twitter support is removed for now due to changes on the twitter site. I did like that function very much and I hope the author can restore that.

Gemini Apollo Gomez on 2013-03-30 15:29

Alternatively, FeedRoller Portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/feedroller-portable
is another portable version in the PortableApps.com Platform.

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GreatNews v1.0.0.386

webfork on 5 Mar 2015

GreatNews is a RSS feed reader with a special "full page" mode for easier browsing. In full page mode, news articles are assembled into a single page that displays both headlines and excerpts. You can change the number of articles per page, as well as the display style. Other features include New Watches (list all articles with matching keywords), Labels (list all articles with matching labels) and Search Channels (from Yahoo Company News, Feedster, MSN and Flickr).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GreatNews.exe.
What's new? GreatNews 1.0 (Build 386) Released on 4/10/2010
  • Updated: Updated development tools and libraries.
  • Added: Persian language pack.
  • Updated: Brazilian Portuguese language pack
  • Fixed: Many internal bug fixes
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-03-05 23:59

ancientimages: updated, thanks

nikkho on 2017-10-26 17:18

Since 1.0.386 there has been some unofficial updates, including a native x64 version of my own:

Ver 1.0 (Build 396) released on 10/26/2017 (Guti)
=================================================
+ Disabled 06/30/2017 expiration
+ Upgraded SQLite from 3.7.13 to 3.14.0
+ Compiled with Visual C++ 2010

Ver 1.0 (Build 394) released on 07/31/2012 (Guti)
=================================================
+ Compiled with /GF /QIfist
+ Added further SQLite code removals (SQLITE_OMIT_AUTORESET, SQLITE_OMIT_BLOB_LITERAL)
+ Added some SQLite performance tunnings (SQLITE_HAVE_ISNAN, SQLITE_DEFAULT_MEMSTATUS 0)

Ver 1.0 (Build 393) released on 07/26/2012 (Guti)
=================================================
+ Compiled with Visual C++ 2012 RC
+ Reverted SQLite SQLITE_TEMP_STORE=3 in 392 because it caused 700 MB RAM usage memory peaks
+ Added further SQLite code removals (SQLITE_OMIT_BUILTIN_TEST, SQLITE_OMIT_TRACE)
+ Added some SQLite performance tunnings (SQLITE_DIRECT_OVERFLOW_READ; removed SQLITE_OMIT_XFER_OPT)

Ver 1.0 (Build 392) released on 07/23/2012 (Guti)
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+ Optimized SQLite settings to use in-memory journal (SQLITE_ENABLE_ATOMIC_WRITE 3 and disable SQLITE_OMIT_MEMORYDB)
+ Enabled optimizations /Oy /GT /GS- /fp:fast

Ver 1.0 (Build 391) released on 07/22/2012 (Guti)
=================================================
+ x86 and x64 versions
+ Compiled with Visual C++ 2010
+ Upgraded SQLite from 3.7.6.3 to 3.7.13
+ Upgraded ZLib from 1.2.5 to 1.2.7

Ver 1.0 (Build 390) released on 06/08/2011
=================================================
+ Updated SQLite to 3.7.6.3
+ Enabled Aero theming on Windows Vista/7
+ Removed a few of the oldest DB upgraders
+ Cleaned up the HTML being generated
+ Updated Vietnamese language pack (Thanks Narga)
+ Included "0 News Window v2" stylesheet (Thanks patrick013)
+ Internal preparations for future 64-bit builds
+ Fixed bug converning creation of new Feed Groups
+ Added keyboard shortcut for "Mark All As Read" (Ctrl+Shift+G)

Ver 1.0 (Build 389) released on 01/24/2011
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+ Fixed numbering error when paging through labeled items
+ Added option to mark all of a feed's items unread
+ Fixed a bug when initializing a "fresh" installation
+ Some general code cleanups
+ Reduced DB locking
+ Increased zlib compression level
+ Additional attempts at compression at various points
+ Corrected URI for Feed Validator
+ Updated SQLite to to 3.7.4
+ Removed update checks and auto updater
+ Built using the WDK to remove the statically linked C/C++ runtimes (AKA bloat)

Ver 1.0 (Build 388) released on 06/19/2010
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+ Fixed bug where switching the language from the GUI wouldn't work
+ Fixed bug where a "fresh" installation's database would database would be created incorrectly
+ Made "advanced" feed menu the default

Ver 1.0 (Build 387) released on 05/12/2010
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+ Updated package with additional style sheets from the forum
+ Available styles now listed in alphabetical order on non-NTFS partitions
+ Updated WTL to to 8.1.9127 (was: 8.0.7161)
+ Rebuilt project files from scratch, to get all the benefits VS2008 has to offer
+ Added "Bing" to search channels
+ Tweaked SQLite config to reduce its footprint, and possibly gain more speed
+ Added option to disable the cleanup wizard
+ Some restructuring of the database
+ Integrated DB maintenance tool into main program - upgrades are now applied automatically
+ Updated zlib to 1.2.5
+ Removed greatnews_upgrade.ini/newsfeed_upgrade.db mechanisms
If you want to customize a new installation, simply name the relevant files greatnews.ini/newsfeed.db instead
+ Added icons to updater and language editor
+ Added some untranslated strings to the English language pack; also updated the German one
+ Disabling "Update all feeds when GreatNews starts" now works in a way that makes sense
+ Waiting in case of an error when updating a feed, then retrying later now working better
+ Modified crash recovery behavior to be more silent
+ Fixed tab order in label properties, feature options and channel settings dialogs
+ ANSI builds are now officially declared dead

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Super Simple RSS v4.0.0.9

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lupo73

ssRSS (Super Simple RSS) is an RSS generation tool with basic functionality. It supports most of the important fields and can create feeds from scratch and load them later for editing.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SSRSS.EXE.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2010-04-11 18:25

This could be incredibly useful if the program allowed us to specify custom RSS fields (eg. enclosure, itunes)

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Fact200 v1.10

billon on 2 Jan 2018
  • 1008KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by substance21

Fact200 is an Internet research tool that helps you find, browse and store information returned from search engines and various news sources. It is capable of prefetching result links and generating thumbnail previews so that you can view them quickly in tiled or slideshow mode. You can also store interesting web pages into a library where they are indexed and searchable.

NOTE: Main site offline -- linking to archive.org.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it prefs.ini
  3. Launch Fact200.exe
What's new?
  • Adding feed by right-clicking on tab now saves.
  • Fix Google source.
Latest comments
timch65 on 2009-09-18 19:30

I installed it jsut as the instructions state, I also added a file called 'prefs.ini' just like the instructions state HOWEVER, the program doesn't write ANYTHING to the prefs.ini Instead, it still writes to the appdata\roaming folder on the C: drive.

bitcoin on 2018-01-01 02:48

looks like the website is gone

webfork on 2018-01-01 16:59

Thanks @bitcoin -- confirmed. Updated with archive.org links.

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FeedReader v3.14

Checker on 5 Aug 2014
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Feedreader is a feed aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. Its "Intelliupdate" feature automatically learns the update frequency of each feed. In addition, it supports automatic download of enclosures/podcasts, categorization by tagging, nested folders etc.
64-bit compatible

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank file called feedreader.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch feedreader.exe
Latest comments
david on 2010-05-23 17:04

yeahreader - http://www.yeahreader.com - also good rss feeds reader

Napiophelios on 2010-09-27 04:03

@Dot and Midas: BIG Thanks to both of you!! Version 2.9 is perfect.
I have been testing so many of these rss apps its ridiculous,
they all seem to require IE in some manner or other.
Version 2.9 is exactly what I have been lookin for.
I have found a couple of good ones mind you but this one is superb :)

Roel Janssens on 2011-05-16 10:18

Many thanks for Feereader 2.90, SUPERB!

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Abilon v2.5.3

Checker on 5 Aug 2014

Abilon is a RSS feeds aggregator. You can store interesting items in memories for later retrieval. In addition, you can set archival options for each feed so that recent items are retained even when they are removed from the feed. This is very useful for catching up on news after a long vacation.

Note: You can make Abilon support enclosures by editing the file "rssitem.templ" in the "Themes" folder and append "<<RSSITEM.ENCLOSURES>>" at the end of the file (no quotes). Then restart Abilon and it will display links to the enclosures at the bottom of each feed message. Thanks to "PJ"

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\Abilon
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Finally, uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty subfolder called UserData in the application folder so that settings will be written locally instead of the user profile folder
  5. Launch Abilon.exe
Latest comments
i think you need to delete stuff alot on 2010-01-14 08:37

please remove this primitive app from here. in 2010 we do not want this kind of ultra primitive bullshit on our computers. thanks.

TerryP on 2010-04-23 21:13

I agree that this app should be removed for the reasons already stated.

grand on 2010-08-15 15:54

very nice RSS. better than GreatNews and Even FeedReader IMO. Easy on eyes, fast. Just enough features.

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