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SideSlide v4.3.60 Updated

billon on 1 Feb 2019
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2019
  • 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.

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:
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-03-30 05:18

The file is hosted by 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:

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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).

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
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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 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)
+ 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 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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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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).

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:
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.

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.

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?


[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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