March 31, 2004

I finally took the plunge and chose a syndication aggregator. My blogrolling list was getting out of hand and there are lots of sites that don't ping places so I know when they've updated.

Here are a couple things I wanted in an aggregator for my home use.

1) Handled RSS & Atom feeds
2) Separate app from email and browser
3) Displayed CSS & images of feeds
4) Auto-discovery of feeds
5) Auto-search for terms
6) Runs on my platform - Windows XP

I looked at several good apps, but in the end, I chose FeedDemon. I found it had pretty much everything I wanted.

I like the interface.

It's not for everyone, but it works for me.

I used it extensively at SXSW to keep track of things and I even got to speak to the guy behind FeedDemon, Nick Bradbury. He explained a few things to me and now I know how to sync up multiple computers with FeedDemon on it so I see the same sites at home and on my laptop.

Posted by michael at March 31, 2004 10:34 PM