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).

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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

19 comments on GreatNews  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

XPect 2006-04-03 09:33

Its a shame, but GreatNews store the proxy password in clear text in the ini file.
My recommandation is not to use this soft if you use a proxy.

Duano 2006-04-08 19:38

I am having the same issue with the proxy, but you can set it to use the default internet explorer proxy settings to overcome the issue. App is very doggy though.

Ines Vogt 2006-05-12 03:05

Can it really be considered as portable ? Huge amount of temporary files stored in the Windows user's profile...

Andrew Lee 2006-05-14 16:12

Those are working files, which does not affect its portability. You might be worried if you are concerned about security though.

Max D 2007-09-03 07:32

The best portable program for read RSS from Flash Drive! I use this program about 3 month and don't have problems.

mark 2008-02-02 07:51

@Ines Vogt
There is an option in GreatNews to delete those temp files upon exiting the program. Go to Tools--Options--General and check the box marked Delete GreatNews temp files upon exit.
Hope this helps

jbting 2009-12-13 21:31

I hate it when I restart the program, after messing with the tool bar, and find it exactly the way I didn't want it to be. Wish there was an option to get rid of the tool bars that I didn't want.

Napiophelios 2010-04-23 17:34

The website does not mention Windows Vista as a supported OS.

TerryP 2010-04-23 21:08

It's easy to use, fast, and has a clean interface with a small footprint. It has surprisingly good features for such a small package. I've tried many RSS readers, but always go back to GreatNews. It's been my primary RSS Reader for at least 4 years, regardless of the fact that it hasn't been updated since I started using it. I was pleasantly surprised to see this update here after so much time.

Me 2010-04-24 01:59

Used GreatNews, then development stopped, moved to FeedDemon, later it implemented Google Reader synchronization, nothing wins FeedDemon! It's great, check it out.

Snidely Whiplash 2010-04-24 04:06

@Me
FeedDemon may indeed be a great news reader, but FeedDemon isn't portable, is it? This is, after all, portablefreeware.com

Kermonk 2010-08-04 22:43

Doesn't seem to support external browser, but shows all internally.

hamasaki 2013-10-26 07:15

External browsers are supported. Open the 'greatnews.ini' file and add the following (example using Firefox)

[Advanced]
ExternalBrowser=C:\XXX\FirefoxPortable.exe

This has been my favourite RSS reader for years.

v1.0.0.386

Emka 2014-12-06 08:19

links broken

v1.0.0.386

Checker 2014-12-06 11:24

@ Emka: Linked to Softpedia.

v1.0.0.386

ancientimages 2015-03-05 23:06

Looks like the page is back up: http://www.curiostudio.com/download.html

I just downloaded the .ZIP and installed it. Everything seems to be in order, which is good, because Softpedia only seemed to have the .exe installer.

v1.0.0.386

webfork 2015-03-05 23:59

ancientimages: updated, thanks

v1.0.0.386

nikkho 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)
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+ 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)
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+ 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)
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+ 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)
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+ 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
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+ 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

v1.0.0.386

nikkho 2017-10-26 17:19

v1.0.0.386

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